New stretcher leveller at Olympic Steel, Winder

Olympic Steel, a US metals service centre, announced that it has commenced operation of a new cut-to-length stretcher leveller at its Winder, Georgia, facility.

“To satisfy demand for higher strength steel able to withstand complicated laser cutting and other tight-tolerance downstream operations, Olympic Steel has long provided fabricators with perfectly levelled materials containing no coil memory, and thereby eliminating residual spring back”, said Sean Heenan, general manager of the Winder operation. “By elongating metal beyond its yield point, internal stresses are equalised throughout the material ensuring the consistency required by today’s leading manufacturers. This equipment has been strategically located to serve manufacturers in the southeast and complements our existing stretcher leveller line and three temper mills located throughout the US.”

The new line features the Hawkeye Flatness Detection System and was custom-designed and built by Butech Bliss of Salem, Ohio. It processes steel coils weighing up to 30 tons at 150 feet per minute in a wide range of thicknesses and yield strengths. The line readily processes hot rolled coil, pickled and oiled steel up to 74″ wide and 0.5″ thick for a wide variety of applications.

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