150,000 tons of processed stainless steel strip for the Chinese industry
FUXIN (Fujian Fuxin Special Steel Co., Ltd.; an entity of Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan) has selected SMS group to supply a coil trimming line for stainless steel strip. The line is to be erected in the Fujian province of China and scheduled to start production in 2020. It will enable FUXIN to process 150,000 tons of cold strip annually. The material will mainly be used for applications in the home appliances, elevator or construction industries.
SMS group supplies the complete engineering of the line, electrical and automation systems as well as the mechanical equipment. Also included in the scope of supply is the supervision of erection and commissioning.
The line serves for trimming of the strip edges to the desired width. The edge scrap will be cut into pieces via a scrap chopper. This process is followed by a visual inspection. Besides trimming, another main purpose of the line is to uncoil and rewind the coils.
The line will process strips up to 1,350 millimeters wide and between 0.2 and 3.0 millimeters thick. The maximum process speed will be 200 meters per minute. The product range will comprise stainless steel of the 200, 300 and 400 series.
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 14,000 employees who generate worldwide sales of about EUR 3 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.