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.
|Materials||Stainless and acid-resistant steel grades|
|Strip width||800 - 2,100 mm|
|Strip thickness||2.0 - 12.7 mm|
|Capacity||1 million t/year|