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  • London, August 20, 2020

    Another order won from AMAG rolling: Primetals Technologies to modernize cycloconverter for main drive on two-high hot rolling stand

    Aluminum producer AMAG rolling GmbH has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to install new converter equipment for the main drive on the two-high hot stand at its Ranshofen plant in Austria. The project covers supply, engineering, installation, commissioning, training and production of the documentation. This modernization will increase the reliability of the rolling stand and ensure the future availability of spare parts. The project is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.


  • London, August 18, 2020

    Primetals Technologies to modernize four-high cold rolling stand for AMAG rolling in Austria

    AMAG rolling GmbH, an aluminum producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to modernize the four-high cold rolling stand at its site in Ranshofen, Austria. The modernization project will include renewal of the technological controls with gauge and flatness control, replacement of the technological measuring instruments, implementation of Level 2 process automation, renewal of the electrical and automation equipment (including the sensor systems and cabling) as well as replacement of the coil banding system, marking machine, video system and intercom system.


  • London, July 30, 2020

    Fully automatic dummy bar system from Primetals Technologies receives FAC at Baosteel

    In May 2020, Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificates (FAC) for a fully automatic dummy bar top feeding system for the CC3 two-strand continuous caster of Baoshan Iron and Steel Co Ltd. (Baosteel) at Steelworks No. 1 in Shanghai. With the new solution the operator starts the fully automatic insertion of a dummy bar into the mold and the fully automatic takeover from hoist to car each by pushing only one button.


  • London, July 21, 2020

    Primetals Technologies receives FAC for plate mill automation systems and services from Minmetals Yingkou Medium Plate Co., Ltd.

    Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the 3800mm PM automation systems and services from Minmetals Yingkou Medium Plate Co., Ltd. For the 3800mm PM project Minmetals Yingkou installed a two-stand thick plate mill, which can produce 1.5 million tons per year of steel plates with the thicknesses of 6 to 100 mm and widths between 1,400 mm and 3,600 mm.


  • London, July 16, 2020

    Primetals Technologies to revamp continuous pickling line of hot rolled strip for Tokyo Steel

    In late March, Japanese steel producer Tokyo Steel Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Steel) placed an order with Primetals Technologies to revamp a continuous pickling line of hot rolled strip at the company´s production plant in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The project includes the addition of a tension leveler type scale breaker and the installation of an iBox pickling tank with acid concentration control. The revamp will increase productivity for difficult-to-descale materials while reducing energy and acid consumption. The modernization project is expected to be finished in October 2021.