A new section mill for Fujian Luoyuan Minguang Iron and Steel
by Hans Diederichs
The new section mill will enable Fujian Luoyuan Minguang Iron and Steel to broaden their product portfolio and to respond to the high demand for beams in the region and in the People's Republic of China. The section mill will be designed for an annual capacity of 1.3 million tons and equipped with a state-of-the-art breakdown stand and the latest-generation CCS® universal mill stands in reversing tandem arrangement, featuring hydraulic adjustment systems and automatic quick program change. The new CRS® roller straightening machine, which is also equipped with hydraulic adjustment systems ensures minimal program change time as well as best straightness and minimal residual stress level of the finished products.
Furthermore, SMS group’s scope of supply includes the technology and engineering for the entire rolling mill, the supply of hot and cold saws, the PROGAUGE in-line profile gauge with surface defect detection (SurfTec) and other mechanical key components. The supply will be complemented by the basic automation for the rolling mill as well as electrical main and auxiliaries drives.
The supervision of erection and commissioning as well as the commissioning of the electrical equipment and automation will be done by SMS group. The theoretical training of the customer’s personnel will be held in SMS group training centre in Mönchengladbach. Further practical training will be provided at site during erection and commissioning by SMS group.
The technological know-how, the proven top equipment and the commissioning expertise were factors in the customer’s decision to select SMS group as partner for this strategic project. Hot commissioning is scheduled for second half of 2020.
Source and photo: SMS group GmbH