Wednesday, 28 August 2019 13:16

ANDRITZ to modernize cold strip processing line #1 for North American Stainless, USA

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from North American Stainless for renewal of cold strip line #1 at the Ghent, Kentucky plant.

The scope of supply and services includes engineering and delivery of a new chemical processing section, major modifications to the entry section of the line, new mist cooling section after the furnace, as well as the electrics & automation, and commissioning of the upgraded line. The modernization work is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

  North American Stainless, Ghent, Kentucky © NAS North American Stainless, Ghent, Kentucky © NAS

North American Stainless (NAS) is the largest fully integrated stainless steel producer in the U.S. and a member of the Acerinox Group.

This order once again confirms the extensive and successful business relationship between ANDRITZ and the Acerinox Group.

ANDRITZ Metals is the technology and global market leader in forming equipment through the Schuler Group, in which ANDRITZ has a stake of more than 95 percent. Schuler offers presses, automation solutions, dies, process know-how, and services for the entire metal forming industry. Its customers include car manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as companies in the forging, household appliance, packaging, energy, and electrical industries. Schuler is also the market leader in minting technology and offers system solutions for various high-tech segments.

In addition, ANDRITZ Metals is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and processing of cold-rolled strip made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The lines comprise equipment for pickling, cold rolling, annealing and heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and regeneration of pickling acids. The business area also supplies turnkey furnace systems for the steel, copper, and aluminum industries, burners and refractory products, welding systems, as well as comprehensive services for the metal working industry.

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