Habaş commissions hot strip mill from SMS Siemag

The Turkish steelmaker Habaş has successfully commissioned a hot strip mill supplied by SMS Siemag, Germany, in Aliağa, Turkey. Habaş marked its entry into the flat products market with the production of the first coil in July 2014.
The compact hot strip mill is designed for an annual production of 2.5 million tons of hot strip. The strip widths vary between 700mm and 2,100mm and the strip gages between 1.2mm and 25.4mm. The hot strip mill is designed for the production of a wide range of premium steel grades according to international standards as, for instance, carbon steels and multiphase steels as well as pipe grades up to strength class X80.

The supply scope of the X-Pact® automation package included the level-1 and level-2 systems with the process models, level-3 production planning system, technological measuring systems, instrumentation, sensors, industrial camera system and a common HMI for both automation levels. The drive systems with their converters and all motors, main and mill pinion gear units, as well as the drive spindles for the compact hot strip mill at Habaş were also included in SMS Siemag’s supply. Mill capacity may be increased at a later stage to 4.5 million tons per year by installation of a second reheating furnace, an additional two-high reversing roughing stand and a third downcoiler.

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