Yongfeng orders two five-strand billet casters for direct rolling from SMS Concast

Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel Corporation (YONGFENG), based in Dezhou, China, is a subsidiary of Yongfeng Group Ltd. In February 2018, Yongfeng  ̶  as a private company  ̶  placed an order for two continuous casting machines with SMS Concast AG, a Read More

Ruifeng orders continuous hot-dip galvanizing line from SMS group

Ruifeng (Shandong Ruifeng Stainless Steel Co.), China, has selected SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line for steel strip, which is to be erected in Binzhou in the Chinese province of Shandong and is scheduled to start Read More

TMK-ARTROM starts production on new heat treatment line for pipes supplied by SMS group

In February 2018, after a successful test phase, TMK-ARTROM based in Slatina, Romania, granted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the supplied tube and pipe heat treatment line. Designed for an annual capacity of 160,000 tons, the Read More

Constellium expands aluminum casthouse capacity in Dĕčín, Czech Republic, with Hertwich Engineering homogenizing furnace

Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s. r.o., Czech Republic, has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, for a further continuous homogenizing plant including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. With a Read More

Emirates Global Aluminium expands and modifies the homogenization capacities with Hertwich Engineering

At the turn of the year, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Jebel Ali, UAE, successfully commissioned the fifth Hertwich batch furnace plant for the heat treatment of extrusion billets at the Jebel Ali plant. At the same time, Hertwich Engineering, a Read More

Spanish company Exlabesa to modernize casthouse operation in A Coruña with Hertwich continuous homogenizing furnace

The Spanish company Exlabesa Extrusion Padron SL has ordered a continuous homogenizing furnace with air cooling station, long billet stacker, billet saw, semi-automatic strapping and automatic weighing station from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, for its extrusion plant Read More

YXLON FF85 CT – Bringing a new standard of usability and flexibility to industrial computed tomography (CT)

YXLON, an enterprise of the Swiss Comet Group, continues to pioneer in the field of non-destructive material testing and computed tomography with the introduction of the FF85 CT. The new CT inspection system sets new standards for ease of use Read More

PMB Silicon commissions SMS group to supply two submerged arc furnaces for the production of silicon

PMB Silicon Sdn. Bhd., based in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contracted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply two SAF (Submerged Arc Furnace) for the production of silicon. The planned production capacity is 32,000 tons of silicon per year. Commissioning is scheduled for Read More

Advanced quench-and-temper facility from SMS group at TimkenSteel in full swing

The new AQTF (Advanced Quench-and-Temper Facility) heat-treatment line supplied by SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to TimkenSteel Corporation at its Gambrinus Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio, U.S.A. has commenced full commercial production. Extensive testing was successfully completed in November 2017, and TimkenSteel Read More

Delegation from Japanese steel institute visits SHARC furnace plant at Hellenic Halyvourgia

In December 2017 a delegation from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan visited the SHARC electric arc furnace plant (Shaft Arc – electric arc furnace with scrap preheating in the shaft) at Hellenic Halyvourgia (HLV) in Volos, Greece. Hellenic Read More