High-performance peeling machine for stainless steel bars
Taiwanese stainless steel bar producer Walsin Lihwa Corp., based in Yenshui, Taiwan, has awarded SMS group a contract for the supply of a new high-performance peeling machine, type PM160, for stainless steel bars.
The new peeling machine, which is from SMS group’s most powerful peeling machine series, allows bright bars with finished diameters of up to 160 millimeters to be peeled at diameter tolerances up to IT9 and with excellent peeled surface. SMS group’s scope of supply includes all bar handling equipment as well as a special bar end chamfering/facing machine.
With this new investment, Walsin Lihwa Corp. will significantly increase its capacity and expand the diameter range for peeled stainless bars from currently 80 millimeters to up to 160 millimeters.
This machine will be the first peeler of the PM series supplied by SMS group to Taiwan. Commissioning of the new equipment is scheduled for January 2018.
SMS group was selected as supplier due to its comprehensive experience in the field of bar peeling machines and the fact that the proposed technology will meet Walsin Lihwa’s exacting technological and quality requirements.
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.