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19.05.2015 | Follow-up order after commissioning of a 10 t pouring furnace

Polish foundry orders 90 t holding furnace from Otto Junker

Following the successful commissioning of a 10 t pouring furnace in the spring of this year, Otto Junker also received the order for the delivery, installation and commissioning of a 90 t channel induction furnace from the Polish foundry Odlewnia Żeliwa Lisie Kąty. This will be used as a storage and holding furnace as part of the company’s cupola melting operations. The furnace should also allow for closer temperature tolerances and improved analysis accuracy.
19.05.2015 | Products & Services

In-line production or individual plant design

ALD’s latest development of improved and innovative hightech heat treatment equipment is the new SyncroTherm system. This furnace has been designed for the serial production of mass parts in the manufacturing-flow. The area of application was extended by the flexibility of this new heat treatment system.
19.05.2015 | Strengthens the ability to capture growing ddemand for titanium aircraft components

Alcoa completes acquisition of Tital

Alcoa recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Tital. Alcoa closed the transaction after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals. Tital is a leading manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. This acquisition strengthens Alcoa’s ability to capture growing demand for advanced aircraft engine components.
19.05.2015 | SMS Mevac commissions 150 t VOD facility

Fujian Fuxin Steel with new melt shop

After the successful start-up of the stainless steel melt shop of Fujian Fuxin Special Steel (part of Formosa Plastics Corporation) in Zhangzhou, China, by the SMS group in 2014, recently the Duplex VOD X-eed unit supplied by SMS Mevac, Germany, was put into operation. This plant represents the extension phase of the melt shop.
19.05.2015 | Order from Anand Seamless Tubes Pvt. Ltd., India

Seco/Warwick: Delivery of a bright annealing furnace for carbon steel tubes

Seco/Warwick Allied Pvt. Ltd. commissions a 200 kg/h electrically heated conveyor type bright annealing furnace for carbon steel tubes at M/s. Anand Seamless Tubes Pvt. Ltd at Kadi, Dist. Mahesana, Gujarat in India. The furnace has been custom designed.
19.05.2015 | Products & Services

Singular power control of infrared radiant gas heaters

Conventional gas-fired infrared heaters operate in the middle wavelength range at about 1,000 °C and a max. energy density of about 250 kW/sqm. The GoGaS porous burners reach the short-wave infrared range with a radiator core temperature of about 1,450 °C and come to a max. energy density of about 1,000 kW/sqm. This technology is of interest for warming-up and drying processes.
23.04.2015 | Products & Services

Mass flow controllers with Ethernet connectivity

The new mass flow controllers and mass flow meters of the 874x series from Bürkert offer an efficient method of connecting several sensor-actuator modules to Industrial Ethernet via a single system control unit (SCU). A MEMS sensor that measures directly in the gas provides maximum precision and very short response times of the flow controllers/meters.
23.04.2015 | Products & Services

Rotary tube furnace with rotary tube cooler

The Linn High Therm GmbH presents a new rotary tube furnace for special heat treatments of powders and granules with ceramic or metallic rotary tube. Electrically heated rotary tube furnaces are used for continuous drying, oxidizing of chemicals, reducing of metal oxides, calcination and sintering of ceramic powders and granules, metal heat treatment etc.
22.04.2015 | Managing director resigns his office

Generation change at ABP Induction

Dr. Wolfgang Andree, President of ABP Induction, LLC and Managing Director of ABP Induction Systems GmbH has stepped back from his position effective April 15, 2015. Till Schreiter, an international executive with over twenty years of experience in the electrical and metallurgical industries, will succeed Dr. Andree.
22.04.2015 | Official start for Smart Foundry in Hasloch, Germany

Kurtz Ersa opens new iron foundry

With a ceremony held directly in the production hall, the Kurtz Ersa Corporation recently opened its new Smart Foundry. A year and a month had passed since the turning of the first sod in Hasloch (Germany) – the starting shot for an ambitious project which has now been brought to a successful conclusion and officially handed over for its intended purpose. 150 invited guests, customers, project partners, representatives of important associations and staff were in attendance as the ribbon was cut.
22.04.2015 | First deployment of new furnace type in Europe

Primetals to supply Electric Arc Furnace to Acciaieria Arvedi

Italian steel producer Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A. has ordered an EAF Quantum from Primetals Technologies. This new type of electric arc furnace, to be installed in the Cremona steel works, reduces specific conversion costs of electric steel production by around 20 % and will have an annual production capacity of up to 1.57 million t of crude steel.
22.04.2015 | Johann Rinnhofer succeeds Andreas Seitzer as Managing Director

Change of the management board of SMS Elotherm

The Managing Director of SMS Elotherm GmbH, Dr. Andreas Seitzer, left the company at his own request in order to address himself to new tasks. His successor, Honorary Professor Dr. Johann Rinnhofer, has recently taken office.
22.04.2015 | Anniversary

165 years of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum

For 165 years, the company Leybold, located at Cologne, Germany, has developed and supplied vacuum pumps, systems, standardized and customized vacuum solutions and after sales services for a wide range of industrial and research-based applications. The foundation stone was laid in 1850.
21.04.2015 | Use in high vacuum brazing furnaces

Ipsen selected Edwards' vacuum technology

Ipsen International GmbH has selected a combination of dry vacuum pumping technology from Edwards for use in seven large high vacuum brazing furnaces. This is the first time Ipsen has used Edwards’ systems for their vacuum brazing equipment; to ensure high end product quality, it is important that the furnaces do not get contaminated with oil, so a combination of totally dry pumps was chosen.
21.04.2015 | Aluminium production lines to be supplied

Andritz receives order from Constellium

The international technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Constellium and the joint venture Constellium/UACJ to supply two continuous annealing and pickling lines and two finishing lines for production sites in Neuf-Brisach, France, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. Start-ups are scheduled for mid-2016 in the USA and the second half of 2016 in France.
25.03.2015 | Products & Services

Eclipse releases low emission burner

Eclipse, Inc., a worldwide leader in industrial heating solutions is pleased to announce the release of the Linnox Tee ULE air heating burner. The Linnox Tee ULE offers the widest input range and the most module and row configurations of any line style burner on the market.
25.03.2015 | Tenova

Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel orders HPH Bell Furnaces

Tenova Core has been contracted by Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel for the design and supply of HPH (High Performance Hydrogen) bell-type furnaces for installation at Bilstein Group´s Bowling Green, Kentucky facility.
25.03.2015 | SMS group

Service concepts offered continue track record in Russia

The Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Iron & Steel Corp (NLMK) has entrusted the SMS groupwith the performance of active maintenance and repair services on key plant assets, starting in February 2015.
25.03.2015 | Primetals Technologies

Tyasa issues final acceptance of minimill meltshop

Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V. (Tyasa), a Mexican steel producer, has issued Primetals Technologies with the final acceptance certificate for a new minimill meltshop in Fall 2014.
25.03.2015 | Aichelin-USA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Orders FNC Furnace

Aichelin-USA announced that it has received an order from the FCA US LLC Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind. Aichelin-USA will install the 10th FNC furnace in an existing furnace cell at the plant.
25.03.2015 | Procucts & Services

Heraeus Noblelight launches new infrared oven

Tempering of glass, enameling, coating of metals or the sintering of ceramics all require very high temperatures. Such heating processes need a lot of energy, time and space. Heraeus Noblelight has developed a new infrared oven – MAX – for high temperature heating processes.
25.02.2015 | Products & Services

Integrated combustion system for industrial applications

Honeywell recently announced the launch of Slate™ Integrated Combustion System designed to substantially simplify the engineering of combustion equipment controls in one, easy-to-program platform. The platform works across many applications including commercial and industrial boilers, make-up air, process heating, burner control, automotive paint booths, kilns and ovens.
25.02.2015 | Products & Services

Compact generators for induction heating applications

Offering both medium frequency and high frequency options, the new Pico generators from EMAG eldec Induction GmbH have outputs from 5 to 18 kW for the induction heating of a wide range of components and materials.
25.02.2015 | Personal

UK Steel appoints Gareth Stace as new director

UK Steel, the trade body for the sector has appointed Gareth Stace as its new director, replacing Ian Rodgers who retires on March 31. Stace is currently Head of Climate & Environment Policy at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation where he leads EEF’s work on a broad range of energy and environment policies, from compliance through to competitiveness.
25.02.2015 | Order from the Durgapur Steel Plant in India

Siempelkamp upgrades press line for railway vehicle wheels

Siempelkamp received from the Durgapur Steel Plant, India, the order to upgrade the three presses of the wheel line in the Durgapur plant. The project includes the new electrical and hydraulic controls for all presses, the supply of new mechanical components as well as a new press frame for the 20 MN dishing press.
25.02.2015 | Process control technology

Tenova Goodfellow receives order from Steel Dynamics

Steel Dynamics Inc., has confirmed an order with Tenova Goodfellow for the supply and purchase of two Efsop holistic optimization systems for both EAF batteries at their SDI, Butler, IN steelmaking facility. Tenova's innovative technology and value proposition will provide full spectrum evaluation via upstream and downstream offgas analysis and water detection technology for all four EAF shells.
25.02.2015 | Personal

Philippe Darmayan appointed President of ArcelorMittal France

Philippe Darmayan has been appointed as Chairman of ArcelorMittal France. Hervé Bourrier retains his role as CEO of ArcelorMittal France. Darmayan is also Chairman of the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), President of the French Steel Federation (FFA) and co-founder of A3M, the Ores, Minerals & Metals Alliance.
25.02.2015 | Order from voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Shenyang

Aichelin supplies high temperature furnace to China

The Aichelin Group has received the order to supply a turnkey high temperature furnace to China from voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Shenyang Co. Ltd. It is already the second plant to be built since the 2013 licence agreement with the thermal process technology firm BSN, based in Simmerath (Germany).
24.02.2015 | First coil produced at Tangshan

Cold rolling mill from Primetals goes into operation

The cold rolling mill supplied by Primetals Technologies to Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese steel producer, has now been brought into production and the first coil was rolled in January 2015. The new rolling mill consists of a coupled pickling line-tandem cold mill (PLTCM), a continuous annealing line and a galvanizing line. It was constructed at the Tangshan site in Hebei Province.
16.02.2015 | Coils will be used for induction brazing process

EFD Induction lands induction coil order from Voith Hydro AB

EFD Induction has received a contract from Voith Hydro AB for the supply of 12 induction coils.The coils will be used for induction brazing applications during the construction of a new hydropower dam.
21.01.2015 | Production at the Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne location

Trimet France puts continuous caster into operation

After a test phase lasting several months, the Trimet plant in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne put a vertical continuous caster into full operation on 10th December 2014. With an annual production capacity of around 60,000 t of rolling ingots, the system represents a strategic addition to the product portfolio of the facility in the French Alps. Around 145,000 t of primary aluminium are produced here annually.
20.01.2015 | Success in induction furnace technology

The world's highest powered MF induction furnaces in commercial production

One of the world's largest stainless steel suppliers, Tisco (Taiyuan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.), selected ABP Induction Systems GmbH, a pioneer in induction technology, to implement high performance induction furnaces in their existing steel plant in Taiyuan, China. Phase 2 of the project has been successfully implemented and all 6 furnace systems are installed and commissioned by now. The induction furnace systems represent the highest powered induction furnaces (42 MW) manufactured with medium frequency converter technology operating in the world today.
20.01.2015 | Combination of businesses

EFD Induction acquires Superior Technologies Europe Ltd.

EFD Induction has announced its acquisition of Superior Technologies Europe (STE) a leading supplier of impeders, coils and related equipment to tube and pipe manufacturers in Europe. STE is located in Basingstoke in the UK and stocks a comprehensive range of ferrite cores impeders, induction coils and OD/ID scarfing inserts.
20.01.2015 | Personal

Pierre Vareille is new Chairman of European Aluminium Association

As of 1st January 2015, Pierre Vareille has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) for a two-year term, replacing Roeland Baan of Aleris. Mr Vareille has been Chief Executive Officer of Constellium since March 2012.
20.01.2015 | Primetals Technologies commences operations

Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) launch joint venture for the metals industry

As announced in May 2014, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens have established a new joint-venture company named Primetals Technologies, Limited for the metals industry. With this joint venture both partners are forming a globally-operating complete provider of plants, products and services for the iron, steel and nonferrous industries.
20.01.2015 | Products & Services

Servicing heating chambers

Graphite Materials is a manufacturing company for graphite components and a system supplier for high-temperature applications, one area of specialisation is servicing heating chambers for vacuum and inert-gas furnaces. Servicing the heating chambers involves dismantling and cleaning them in a fully equipped workshop and replacing defective parts.
20.01.2015 | Products & Services

Burner controls manage aggregate drying operations

Hauck Manufacturing Co. developed a single-burner control system designed for aggregate drying utilizes fiber optic cable technology to reduce the dependence on heavy, multi-conductor copper control cable.
04.12.2014 | New ordner from Chinese steel producer

Siemens modernizes automation of hot rolling mill at Handan

Chinese Handan Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. has placed an order with Siemens Metals Technologies to modernize the process automation system of the hot rolling mill at its Handan factory. The new automation system will be set up in parallel with the existing one and can be commissioned by a simple changeover during operation. There is no need for additional plant downtime. Modernization is scheduled for completion at the start of 2016.
25.11.2014 | Quenching and tempering of wheels for high-speed trains

Hardening machines for flexible adaptation

The newly developed wheel rim hardening machines from Tenova LOI Thermprocess adapt flexibly to rolling stock wheels of different shapes and sizes, allowing operation without interruptions to production even if wheel sizes are frequently changed. In combination with a mathematical quenching model, the new machines reduce the time required for tests and also ensure higher process security.
19.11.2014 | Enlarging of offerings in the USA

Andritz acquires Herr-Voss Stamco

Andritz has acquired Herr-Voss Stamco Inc., headquartered in Callery, Pennsylvania, USA, and is thus enlarging its service and product offerings for North American customers in the metals sector. The company has around 300 employees and generates annual sales of approximately € 50 million. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
17.11.2014 | Order of a new batch furnace facility

Linamar Gear adds additional manufacturing capacity

Canadian auto parts supplier Linamar Gear located in Guelph, Ontario has expanded their manufacturing capacity with the addition of a new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (“Universal Batch Quench”) batch furnace facility. This order represents the 26th and 27th UBQ furnace at this site, making it one of the largest batch integral quench installations in the world.
17.11.2014 | Memorandum of Agreement with RTI Claro, Canada

Solar Atmospheres extends Boeing Dreamliner contract

Solar Atmospheres, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with RTI Claro, a business unit of RTI International Metals, Inc. located in Laval, Quebec, Canada, to extend its contract for the Vacuum Stress Relieving and Fluorescent Liquid Penetrant Inspection of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Titanium seat track system until December 2021.
13.11.2014 | SMS group to build most eco-friendly steel mill in the U.S.A.

Groundbreaking at Big River Steel

The ceremony marking the start of the greenfield steel project on the Mississippi River in Mississippi County, Arkansas, U.S.A. took place in autumn 2014. As early as in July 2014, Big River Steel LLC. and the SMS group had signed the contract for the construction of this future-oriented steel complex.
10.11.2014 | Personal

Axel Eggert is new Director General of EUROFER

Axel Eggert has been nominated Director General of EUROFER on November 1, 2014. From 2007 to September 2014 Eggert was EUROFER's Director for Public Affairs and Communication and since 1st of October he is acting Director General.
10.11.2014 | Installation of a new £25 million ‘reversing rougher’

Tata Steel upgrades Hot Strip Mill in Port Talbot

Tata Steel has completed a major upgrade of the Hot Strip Mill at its Port Talbot steelworks in South Wales enabling it to further improve the quality of its steel products used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, engineering, construction and domestic appliances.
07.11.2014 | 'Separable' coil design

Thermo King installs EFD Induction automatic brazing machine

Thermo King, the world leader in transport temperature control systems for trucks and trailers, recently installed an automatic brazing machine from EFD Induction. The machine is employed to braze vibration absorbers, components used in the suction lines of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
05.11.2014 | Order by ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein

Andritz to modernize continuous annealing line in Germany

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, Germany, to modernize continuous annealing line No. 4 at the Andernach plant, the largest production site worldwide for packaging steel. The line for production of carbon steel is to resume operation at the end of 2015.
05.11.2014 | Order by ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein

Andritz to modernize continuous annealing line in Germany

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, Germany, to modernize continuous annealing line No. 4 at the Andernach plant, the largest production site worldwide for packaging steel. The line for production of carbon steel is to resume operation at the end of 2015.
17.10.2014 | System will be installed in India

EFD Induction chosen for heat treatment of balance shafts

A global supplier of engine, steering and chassis components has selected an EFD Induction solution for hardening of balance shafts. A balance shaft is an eccentric weighted shaft that offsets vibrations in engine designs that are not inherently balanced.
05.09.2014 | Olavi Huhtala appointed by Board of Directors

Change of CEO at Rautaruukki

Rautaruukki's new Board of Directors has appointed Olavi Huhtala, EVP and Head of SSAB Europe, as Rautaruukki's new chief executive officer with effect from 1 September 2014. He serves as CEO in addition to his own position. Rautaruukki became a subsidiary of SSAB on 29 July 2014.
08.08.2014 | Seven furnaces sold over the last twelve months

Vacuum furnace from Solar Manufacturing well received by market

The furnace manufacturer Solar Manufacturing from Souderton, PA, USA has sold seven "Mentor" vacuum furnaces over the last twelve months. The first of this type was donated to the ASM International training facility in Materials Park, Ohio. The furnace proved to be very useful for testing various materials and for processing smaller production loads economically.
04.08.2014 | Order from Chinese steel producer

Andritz to supply new pickling and galvanizing line

International technology Group Andritz has received an order to supply a pickling and galvanizing line for hot-rolled steel strip from Rizhao Steel Holding Group, one of China’s leading steel producers. The line is designed for a capacity of 700,000 t/a and scheduled for start-up in the first quarter of 2016.
15.07.2014 | AFC-Holcroft to supply the furnace line

New UBQ batch furnace facility for Fastenal

Fastenal Company, on of North America’s largest distributors of industrial and construction materials such as screws, bolts, and fasteners, has purchased a complete UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace line from AFC-Holcroft. The equipment will be installed in one of the customer’s plants in Winona, Minnesota, USA. The equipment is expected to be delivered and installed in the third quarter 2014.
07.07.2014 | New walking beam furnace for the Donawitz plant

Andritz to supply new furnace plant for production of railroad tracks to voestalpine

International technology Group Andritz has been awarded an order to supply a new walking beam furnace for the Donawitz plant of voestalpine Schiene GmbH, Austria, Europe’s leading supplier of railroad tracks. Start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2016.
03.06.2014 | Order from Jyväskylä Energy Group, Finland

Andritz to supply new flue gas cleaning equipment and to modernize boiler

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Jyväskylä Energy Group to deliver new flue gas cleaning equipment and upgrade the bubbling fluidized bed boiler at the Rauhalahti site, Finland. With this investment, the site will fulfil the strict environmental protection standards set by the European Union’s Industrial Emissions Directive becoming effective in 2016. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.
24.04.2014 | Transaction during the second quarter of 2014

Norsk Hydro agrees to sell aluminium casthouse in Hannover Hydro agrees to sell aluminium casthouse in Hannover

Hydro has entered into a binding agreement to sell its special alloy aluminium casthouse in Hannover to IQ Industrial Holding S.à r.l. (Luxembourg), a private industrial holding group with operations across Europe.
07.04.2014 | Transaction was completed on April 4, 2014

Outotec acquires coated titanium anode business of Republic Alternative Technologies Inc.

Outotec has acquired the business and IPRs of Republic Alternative Technologies Inc., a premium coated titanium anode engineering and fabrication company based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The acquisition complements Outotec's offerings for sustainable electrowinning plants and supports the company's strategy to grow its service business through providing life-cycle solutions to the customers. The acquisition price is not disclosed.
28.03.2014 | World's first universal bank for the mechanical engineering sector

Trumpf founds its own bank

The laser and machine tool manufacturer Trumpf is the first company in its sector to found its own bank, complete with all competencies. The bank bears the name Trumpf Financial Services GmbH, and in future will offer customers and employees a broad range of financial services. It is the first bank to have been founded in Baden-Württemberg for three and a half years.
27.03.2014 | Commissioning by a member of the Aichelin group

Pit Furnaces and Quenching Unit commissioned by Bosio

Bosio, member of the Aichelin Group, announces the successful commissioning of a 72 ft Pit Furnace, a 72 ft Split Type Furnace and a PLC controlled Spray Quenching Unit of the same size for the heat treatment of turbine rotors with a length up to 52 ft and a rotor weight up to 175 tons.
11.03.2014 | Part of the upgrade upgrade of the first strand of a two-strand slab caster

ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt uses rolls from SMS Siemag for optimizing the casting process

ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt has ordered 44 Stec-Roll lines from SMS Siemag, Germany. The rolls will be used to upgrade the first strand of a two-strand slab caster.
20.02.2014 | Fired with propane fuel

Sochi Olympics cauldron powered by Eclipse

The flame of the Olympic cauldron is powered by a state of the art LPG vaporizer system supplied by Eclipse, Inc., Rockford, Illinois, and Algas-SDI, Seattle, WA.
24.01.2014 | Order placed by Steel Authority of India

Can-Eng Furnaces to supply a wide plate quench and temper line

Can-Eng Furnaces has been contracted to supply a wide plate quench and temper line for the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The equipment will be installed at the Special Plate Plant facility of the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), Orissa India.
17.01.2014 | New developments on the market

ArcelorMittal Bremen orders combined sampling and packaging line for high-strength steel grades

ArcelorMittal Bremen has placed an order with SMS Logistiksysteme, both Germany, for the supply of a fully automated sampling station for X-grade line pipe steels, including a connected packaging line. The new line will be the first to incorporate several new developments by SMS Logistiksysteme.
06.01.2014 | Low order intake at SMS group

Significant decrease in profit expected

As in 2012, the order intake by the SMS group will be below target for 2013. A net result well short of the previous year is anticipated.
15.11.2012 | Single enterprise planned for October 2012

Schmidt + Clemens to implement organisational realignment

The Schmidt + Clemens Group (S+C) with its home base in Lindlar, Germany, has consistently continued to implement the organisational realignment it started at the end of May 2012.
14.11.2012 | Seven medium frequency furnaces

ABP Induction receives order from China

For the third time ABP Induction receives an order from FAW Foundry Group in China. This time FAW orders 6 Twin-Power® systems with 8 MW each and a total of twelve IFM 7 furnaces (12 t capacity).
12.11.2012 | Scheduled to open in August 2013

Hitachi Powdered Metals to expand in Indiana

Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi Powdered Metals Co. Ltd., plans to invest approximately $38 million to expand its powdered-metal operations in Greensburg, Ind.
11.11.2012 | Scheduled to start-up in 2014

Linde to build Vietnam’s largest ASU

The Linde Group has been awarded a long-term contract to supply Vietnamese steel company POSCO SS-Vina (PSSV) with industrial gases. The deal will see Linde construct the country's largest air separation unit (ASU).
10.11.2012 | Second aerospace service centre

Tata Steel expands aerospace activities in China

Tata Steel has expanded its aerospace operations in China by opening its second aerospace service centre in the country. The new facility in Xi’an complements its existing operation in Suzhou, opened in 2009, and aims to serve the growing demand for aerospace materials in the region.
07.11.2012 | 900 mm wide x 900 mm long x 1,200 mm high

Seco/Warwick delivers vacuum furnace to Spain

Seco/Warwick delivered and commissioned a two-chamber vacuum furnace with oil-quench tank to a commercial heat-treatment plant in Spain.
07.11.2012 | Shafts with diameter of up to 1.000 mm and length of up to 8 m

EMA Indutec to start up one of the biggest induction hardening machines

Since the end of last year, one of the biggest vertical Induction Hardening Machines has been operated with a power supply of EMA Indutec GmbH. This is a vertical hardening machine for shafts with a diameter of up to 1.000 mm and a length of up to 8 m.
05.11.2012 | Scheduled to start-up by mid-2014

Five Stein to supply two vertical digital annealing furnaces in China

Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Co, Ltd. (VAMA), founded in September 2010, is a joint-venture between ArcelorMittal and the Chinese steelmaker Valin Group. VAMA is focused on establishing itself as a premier quality supplier of high-strength steels and value-added products for China’s fast growing automotive market.
05.11.2012 | Gross load capacity of 1,500 pounds

Ipsen shipped turbo treater to USA

Ipsen recently shipped a H3636 2-bar TurboTreater® furnace to a commercial heat-treatment company located in the southeastern U.S.
02.11.2012 | ThyssenKrupp is proceeding fully according to plan

ThyssenKrupp sells Tailored Blanks to WISCO

ThyssenKrupp AG has signed an agreement with Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation (WISCO) for the sale of for its subsidiary ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks, which produces tailored steel blanks for the automotive industry. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
02.11.2012 | Reducing iron oxide powder

Can-Eng Furnaces announces startup of atmosphere roller hearth reduction furnace

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited is pleased to announce the successful start-up of an atmosphere roller hearth reduction furnace at North American Hoganas in Niagara Falls, New York. The unit, of high temperature furnace construction, was the first of its kind to be built in nearly 50 years.
31.10.2012 | Complete delivery is scheduled for May 2013

Loesche wins order for supply of coal milling and drying system

Loesche has signed a contract with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction for the supply of two Loesche coal mills type LM 43.4D for the coal-based integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant (1 x 300 MW, net) to be built in Taean, South Korea.
31.10.2012 | Scheduled for first quarter of 2013

Siemens to install slag stopper systems on converters in Belgium

ArcelorMittal Belgium NV has placed an order with Siemens VAI Metals Technologies for the supply of two Simetal Vaicon stoppers. The slag stopper systems will be installed on two 300-ton LD converters at ArcelorMittal’s Gent works.
29.10.2012 | SMS Elotherm has re-engineered their line of induction heaters

SMS Elotherm receives order for induction heater in Brazil

In June 2012, the Brazilian Forjasul placed the order for an EloForge™ induction heater for their Canoas plant in Rio Grande do Sul.
29.10.2012 | Currently three employees

EFD Induction opens new subsidiary in Brazil

EFD Induction’s worldwide network expanded recently with the launch of its Brazilian subsidiary. The new company - with the formal name of EFD Induction Ltda. - is based in the city of Sorocaba, about 60 km from the metropolis of São Paulo.
22.10.2012 | TITAN furnaces provide cost advantage

Ipsen shipped three 2-bar furnaces to USA and Mexico

Ipsen has shipped three 2-bar TITAN® furnaces, all with typical configurations, to customers located in the U.S. and Mexico. Though in different industries, medical components, commercial heat treating and full-service precision, these TITAN models are able to accommodate each of their heat treating needs.
22.10.2012 | New collection of chromium-free organic coated steels for the construction industry

ArcelorMittal unveils new steel “Nature”

ArcelorMittal has launched a range of organic coated steels that have eliminated the need for the chemical Strontium chromate (SrCrO4). This chemical that has been used by the construction industry in coated steels for decades will be banned in 2016 under the European REACH regulatory framework, which came into force on June 1, 2007.
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