Düsseldorf, October 23, 2015

Modernization and systems competence for wire rod mills

ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih continues to rely on SMS group and orders third coil compactor in close succession

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Wire-coil tied with eight straps.

ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih, Ukraine, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a further horizontal coil compactor for its two-strand wire rod mill.

After successful commissioning of a new coil compactor in 2013 and a second one in 2014, ArcelorMittal has now placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a third coil compactor of type HP 4700 - PWT2. In addition to the mechanical equipment, the scope of supply includes the electrical equipment, machine automation and the complete hydraulic systems. SMS will integrate the new compactor into the existing plant environment and optimize all process interfaces. One of the technological benefits provided by the new compactor is that it will turn the coils automatically. This will make it possible to produce coils with eight straps positioned at equal distances from one another by four strapping units. This ensures safe coil transport even over long distances. This strapping method is also suitable for higher-strength grades. Delivery of the third coil compactor is scheduled for the end of 2015.

The SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. Its 14,000 employees generate sales of over EUR 3.3 bn.


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