Wire-coil tied with eight straps
Wire-coil tied with eight straps

ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih orders third coil compactor in close succession

After successful commissioning of two coil compactors in 2013 and 2014, ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih, Ukraine, has now placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a further horizontal coil compactor for its two-strand wire rod mill. SMS will integrate the new compactor into the existing plant environment and optimize all process interfaces.

In addition to the mechanical equipment, the scope of supply includes the electrical equipment, machine automation and the complete hydraulic systems. One of the technological benefits provided by the new compactor of type HP 4700-PWT2 is that it will turn the coils automatically. This will make it possible to produce coils with eight straps positioned at equal distances from one another by four strapping units. This ensures safe coil transport even over long distances. This strapping method is also suitable for higher-strength grades. Delivery of the third coil compactor is scheduled for the end of 2015.

(Source: SMS group)

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