The new X-Roll® MultiFlex-Quench® at Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH provides a highly flexible cooling process for wider product range. The quench is part of the new heat treatment line for which SMS group supplied also plate leveler, two roller hearth furnaces and a water treatment plant including the complete X-Pact® Automation.
The X-Roll® MultiFlex-Quench is part of a new, energy-efficient heat treatment line SMS supplied to the subsidiary of Salzgitter AG. Commissioning of the X-Roll® MultiFlex-Quench, which is designed to implement extremely flexible cooling strategies, now permits Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH to expand its product portfolio by particularly demanding heavy plate grades, among others.
The new heat treatment line will process more than 200,000 tons of heavy plate per year, with the main focus on the production of wear-resistant and high-strength quenched plates. The line is designed for plates with thicknesses between 5 and 175 millimeters and widths of up to 3,550 millimeters. With plate lengths between 4 and 26 meters, the plates have a maximum weight of 32 tons. The material grades to be processed include high-strength carbon steels, highly wear-resistant steels, steels for offshore and pressure vessel applications as well as case-hardened and quenched/tempered steels.