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  • London, November 22, 2023

    Primetals Technologies pioneers computer-vision-based artificial intelligence to reduce downtime at thyssenkrupp

    Primetals Technologies has implemented a digital assistant for detecting strip cross cracks at thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg’s medium-wide hot-strip mill in Hagen, Germany. This digital assistant is Primetals Technologies first-ever computer-vision-based solution designed for its specific purpose. The main benefits for thyssenkrupp are a reduction in downtime and wear related to the rolls of the hot strip mill.

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  • London, November 15, 2023

    Primetals Technologies’ modernization of automation systems at roughing mill boosts production

    German steel producer BGH Edelstahlwerke has recently signed the preliminary acceptance certificate (PAC) with Primetals Technologies for the modernization of an automation system at roughing mill No. 2 in its long-rolling plant located in Freital, Germany. The modernization project was executed within a limited time frame, and the new automation solution has been in operation since July 2023. Well-thought-out, standardized, and adaptable technology as well as an experienced project team made it possible to meet the tight deadline.

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  • London, November 08, 2023

    World’s first 3-strand continuous slab caster in operation, forging path to significant savings in CAPEX and OPEX

    In September 2023, the world’s first 3-strand continuous slab caster was implemented at Chinese steel producer Tangshan Donghua Iron and Steel Enterprise Group’s site in Tangshan, Hebei province, China. The machine achieves significantly higher production capacity than a 2-strand caster while requiring 50 percent less space than the comparable conventional configuration of two 2-strand casters. 

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  • London, October 30, 2023

    thyssenkrupp Steel’s new 2-stand reversing cold mill enables high-end production of silicon steel and AHSS

    On September 26, German steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel produced the first coil on its new 2-stand reversing cold mill, supplied by Primetals Technologies. A centerpiece in the steel giant’s future plans, the mill was inaugurated on October 30 during a festive event at the Bochum, Germany, plant. It is the world’s first 2-stand reversing cold mill featuring leading silicon steel technology Hyper UCM. 

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  • London, October 25, 2023

    Extensive plate mill automation upgrade enables Chinese steel producer to improve product quality

    A few years ago, Chinese steel producer Xiangtan Iron and Steel started looking at solutions to improve its product quality. At the same time, the company wanted to modernize obsolete automation systems. Primetals Technologies presented a solution capable of addressing to both of these issues and was, as a result, awarded a contract for an extensive automation upgrade of Xiangtan’s plate mill located in Xiangtan, Hunan province.

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