New stainless steel rolling mill with core facilities
The Chinese company FuJian WuHang Stainless Steel from ChangLe City, FuJian Province, has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of the core technologies for construction of a new stainless steel rolling mill. The mill produces wire rod and bar in coils.
The core facilities include a modern 3-roll PSM® (Precision Sizing Mill) with hydraulic roll adjustment performed under load which finish-rolls all final sizes from diameter 13 to 38 mm from a single-pass family. Furthermore, the PSM® also produces all the necessary initial cross-sections for the wire rod block.
The scope of supply of the PSM® includes the automatic stand-changing system, the workshop for preparation of the stands and guides, and also the CARTA® system which provides the specific setting values depending on the product and dimension.
All the finished products of the 3-roll PSM® sizing block are coiled on a newly designed coiler which ensures top quality by producing scratch-free finished products, and optimum shaping, height and coiling densities of the coils.
Another core component is the wire rod finishing block with MEERdrive® technology. The special feature of this facility is that each stand is individually driven with a single motor. The wire rod dimensions range from diameter 5 to 20 mm.
Completed is the supply package by a modern coil handling system with several coil transportation routes for superior martensitic, ferritic and austenitic grades.
“With these modern core facilities, FuJian WuHang will be able to manufacture high-quality products very cost-effectively and with maximum flexibility,” says Liu WeiGuo, Plant Director, FuJian WuHang.
The mill has an annual production capacity of more than 300,000 t and rolls high-quality special steels.
Commissioning is scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2013.
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.