Dongil Industries orders two-roll straightener
Dongil Industries from Pohang, Korea, has placed an order with SMS Meer, Germany, to replace an existing straightener with a WRP 40 BF two-roll straightener. The new machine will enable the company to produce bright steel with high-quality surfaces in future: Bar straightness is better than 0.35 mm/m with a surface roughness of under 5 µm. Furthermore, the new machine will allow Dongil Industries to increase its productivity.
The new straightener will be integrated into an existing KZ-RP IIIB/25 drawing line of the SCHUMAG type built in 1989.
Bright steel producer Dongil plans to relocate the drawing line to a newly acquired plant in the port city of Pohang where it will be modernized thereafter.
The height-adjustable WRP 40 BF two-roll straighteners with adjustable top roll are specially designed for use in high-speed drawings lines. They allow high straightening precision and consistently high surface qualities – even at high pass speeds.
The WRP 40 BF selected for Dongil is designed for bar diameters of 6 to 40 mm at a straightening force of up to 220 kN. This makes it ideal for carbon, ball bearing and free-cutting steel.
“Quality alone is not enough for us. Apart from the optimized product quality, reliable project management is also important. SMS Meer ensures that the machine is installed and ready for operation on time,” says Jung-Moon Kim, Factory Manager at Dongil.
Commissioning of the new straightening machine is scheduled for April 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.