SeAH Steel puts JCO® pipe forming press from SMS Meer into operation
In Pohang, South Korean tube manufacturer SeAH Steel Corporation has taken a JCO® pipe forming press from SMS Meer, Germany, into service. Commissioning of the forming press only took two and a half weeks.
The new JCO® forming press enables SeAH Steel to form heavy plates in a precise and quick way. The tubes produced achieve a diameter of up to 1,625 millimeters and wall thicknesses up to 65 millimeters with a length of up to 18.3 meters. The maximum pipe weight is 35 tons and the pipes manufactured comply with the manufacturing standard API 5L.
For SeAH Steel the new machine has the advantage that the JCO® process can easily be switched over to other pipe dimensions. In this way, even small batches can be produced economically.
Already 15 months after placing the order the company could start operating the plant in Pohang. This was made possible by the short delivery time and the rapid commissioning within only 16 days.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.