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A new training module for rolling mills has been introduced to the NSK academy online learning platform. The latest module is targeted at those involved in specifying or maintaining bearings that need to withstand the challenging working conditions found in rolling mill applications. Like all training modules available at NSK academy, registered users attaining an 80% pass mark will receive a certificate denoting their achievement.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted numerous industries, and the steel market is among those facing reduced forecasts and order volumes. After the 2019 financial year, in which both order intake (EUR 3.15 billion) and sales (EUR 2.94 billion) rose once more, SMS group is lowering its outlook for the coming years. The global market leader in metallurgical plant construction expects this year's order intake to be around one third below the level originally planned, but reaffirms its growth strategy and realignment towards areas of future growth.

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  • Upgraded Level 2 process automation of CCM1 line now offers more flexible quality evaluation and offline simulations of the production process
  • Remote commissioning kept the project on schedule
  • Empirical values gained from commissioning the CCM2 caster speeded up remote commissioning of the CCM1 line
  • TPQC system offers continuous recording of quality data

In June 2020, Primetals Technologies successfully completed the online commissioning of the new software for optimizing the Level 2 process automation for the CCM1 continuous caster at Outokumpu’s plant in Tornio, Finland.

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  • Electrics and automation system replaced with new equipment
  • New remote IO panels added reduce potential of damages in case of any incident in E-rooms
  • RH-plant and ladle furnace back in operation in a very short period of five months

Primetals Technologies has successfully revamped electrics and automation systems at the Presidente Vargas Steelworks of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

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