Steckel mill

Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd, Special Steel Branch (BSSB), China, has awarded SMS Demag, a company of the SMS group, Germany, a contract for the supply of a Steckel mill for the rolling of stainless steel and high-quality alloys. Baosteel’s BSSB subsidiary will use the mill to produce up to 1300mm-wide steel strips and plates. The mill is rated for the rolling of stainless-steel grades and special grades such as high-temperature resistant alloys, nickel-based and titanium alloys. The mill’s capacity will be 282,000tn per year, of which 110,000tn will be hot coils. SMS Demag’s supply will include the Steckel mill stand with Steckel furnaces, crop shear and coiler as well as the trimming shear, and hot and cold plate levelers for processing of the plates. SMS Demag will also be responsible for the technological models for pass schedule calculation and for the integrated profile and flatness model of the Steckel mill and roughing mill, as well as the complete automation system for the two levelers. The mill is scheduled to go on stream in Shanghai at the end of 2009.
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