Mannesmann Stainless Tubes (MST) working with its long-standing partner SMS group has commissioned its largest-ever cold pilger mill (KPW) at its Remscheid location. The KPW 370 L (Lanchester mass balancing system) is a further addition to MST’s production portfolio for seamless stainless steel tubes manufactured in Remscheid, Germany
All over the world, MST operates numerous cold pilger mills of various sizes as well as several roll grinders from SMS group and ranks as the leading manufacturer of seamless stainless steel and nickel-based tubes for an array of applications across both standard specification and premium product requirements.
MST achieves closer tolerances by using the cold pilger process, which boasts higher process reliability and cross-section reductions of up to 80% at the same time.
When designing the plant, special attention was paid to the rapid conversion of the rolling mill to enable the production of different sizes. To achieve this high flexibility, the plant was equipped with a motorized roll gap adjustment system and a changing car. The special design of the mill stand also allows MST to use rolling tools from a cold pilger mill supplied by SMS group.