Outokumpu Stainless (Avesta), Sweden

Single-stand Steckel mill for stainless steel

The single-stand Steckel mill of Outokumpu Stainless in Avesta (Sweden) exclusively produces stainless and acid-resistant steel strip up to a width of a maximum of 2,100 mm. The Steckel mill of Avesta was the first where SMS group implemented Steckel looper technology and retractable roller tables. Both features were implemented during a modernization project.

The installation of Steckel loopers between the pinch roll unit and the coiling furnace allowed higher rolling speeds and as a result to increase production capacity from 0.7 to 1.0 million tons per year. The retractable roller tables made maintenance of the roller tables and furnace flaps much easier.

Main technical data

MaterialsStainless and acid-resistant steel grades
Strip width800 - 2,100 mm
Strip thickness2.0 - 12.7 mm 
Capacity1 million t/year