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.

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The project answers the request for increasing spooled bar-in-coil production

Alfa Acciai rolling mill#TB2 in Brescia produces straight bars and spooled-bar-in-coil.
Presently 130-mm square billets are welded by a Danieli K-weld machine to efficiently feed the two rolling lines, one for straight bars and one for spooler coils.

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SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH CEO Clemens Iller: "The second quarter of 2020 fell firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 crisis, resulting in a dramatic slump in sales and consolidated earnings. The biggest impact came from the extensive shutdowns of major European automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. From April, a negative trend materialized in the mechanical and plant engineering industry.

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Oryx Stainless (Thailand) Co., Ltd., under the umbrella of Oryx Stainless Holding B.V., has successfully finalised a 660 million Thai Baht revolving Borrowing Base credit facility to support the growth strategy of Oryx Stainless Group in Asia. The facility is structured as a secured Borrowing Base and is amongst the very first solutions of its innovative and flexible kind in the Thai banking market.

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Higher reliability, reduction of maintenance costs and increased productivity are the main benefits highlighted by Liberty Ostrava following the replacement of two crop shears with new Danieli units.

Installed in a two-strand wirerod mill producing 5.5-14 mm-dia wirerod, originally provided by a competitor, the new crop shears efficiently cut head and tail ends of the bar before the final rolling, helping to eliminate defects.

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