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Gazi Metal Mamülleri, offline SPM

Skin-pass mill for C and SI steel grades with an option for extension to a DCR mill
Turkish company Gazi Metal Mamülleri contracted SMS group to build a new production facility for carbon steel and silicon steel cold strip near the town of Karasu.

Meanwhile, this is completed so that Gazi Metal now supplies the finished strip to the automotive industry and manufacturers of household appliances. Included in our supply scope was an offline SPM in 4-high design. Right from the beginning, the mill was designed for future extension in a second construction stage. That means the SPM design can be converted into a DCR mill capable of processing tinplate and carbon steel strip. The foundations are already in place for the second mill stand.

The SPM is equipped with hydraulic roll gap adjustment. Due to a high roll force of 18 MN, it can process a large product range including silicon steels. There is a coil preparation station on the entry side which reduces the non-productive time to an absolute minimum.

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Gazi Metal’s SPM features a coil preparation station for maximum material utilization, visible in the foreground

Main technical data

MaterialsLow-carbon steels, silicon
Strip width600 - 1,500 mm
Strip thickness0.25 - 3.0 mm
Rolling speed1,000 m/min.
Capacity300,000 t/y
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Automatic work roll changing helps keep non-productive times low