Düsseldorf, July 24, 2017

Hyundai Steel Company orders new horizontal straightener for medium section mill from SMS group

New dimensions with tolerance and quality improvements for sections

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From left to right: M.J. Jeon: President of CTC Clover Trading; Ralf Siewe: Project Manager Sales Section & Billet Mills, SMS group; T.H. Chung: Deputy General Manager of Equipment Procurement Team, Hyundai Steel Company; Carlo Melis: Commercial Sales & Contract Manager, SMS group; T.W. Park: Assistant Manager of Equipment Procurement Team, Hyundai Steel Company.

Hyundai Steel Company, Seoul, Korea, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a straightening machine for the medium section mill at its Incheon site.

The new horizontal roller straightener of type HRM 1400/1250/1100-9M will replace the existing straightener installed in 1995. With this new horizontal straightener from SMS group, Hyundai Steel will be able in future to roll larger sheet piles and beams up to a web height of 450 millimeters. In addition to extending the product range, the straightener will also help to improve the tolerances and quality of the sections. This straightener type impresses also with reduced maintenance and lower media consumption while maintaining a high level of process reliability.

Commissioning of the straightener is scheduled for autumn 2018.

With a crude steel production of 24 million tons per year, Hyundai Steel is one of the ten largest steel producers worldwide, supplying predominantly to the automotive, shipbuilding and general construction industries.

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 13,500 employees who generate worldwide sales of more than EUR 3 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.


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