Mönchengladbach, September 10, 2013

SMS Meer

Amsteel Mills brings modernized wire rod mill on stream

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The modernization will enable Amsteel to boost its productivity and to roll rebars at a speed of up to 105 m/s.

SMS Meer, Germany, has successfully upgraded the core components of a wire rod mill at Amsteel Mills in Banting, Malaysia. The modernization will enable the company to boost its productivity and to roll surface-quenched and tempered rebars at a speed of up to 105 meters per second.

Less standstill, more throughput: These were SMS Meer's goals in bringing the outdated wire rod mill at Amsteel to the state-of-the-art. The original plant had been delivered by Danieli in 1995.

The plant's ten-stand wire rod block and the high-speed loop laying head were replaced with SMS Meer's most modern models. In addition, the 17-year-old water cooling section with pinch roll unit was replaced. A process model for optimum temperature control will now ensure that the demanded microstructure properties are reliably achieved – while maintaining the close tolerances.

Amsteel together with Megasteel belongs to the steel division of the Lion Group, one of the largest companies in Malaysia, a conglomerate with headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

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.

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