The scope of the upgrade also included the installation of a completely new walking beam furnace and related entry and exit equipment, which will allow for higher capacity levels in future thanks to its modular design. The exit side of the furnace is equipped with a high-pressure water descaling unit. The furnace is also equipped with the advanced SMSPrometheus® level 2 automation system, which is ideal for setting the heating parameters according to the wide range of steel grades to be rolled. The use of SMS ZeroFlame burners will also minimize pollutant emissions into the atmosphere in future.
This latest reference further underlines SMS group's upgrade expertise and its position as a leading supplier of rolling mills for quality steels in all size ranges. The order was completed on time within a very short delivery period.
At its Basauri works, SIDENOR (www.sidenor.com) produces round bars in the 29 to 100-millimeter-diameter range from high-grade carbon steels, low and high-alloy quality steels and tool steels, roller bearing steels and stainless grades used in the automotive industry, in the oil and gas industry, and in the machine and plant engineering sector.