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IMS Systems Introduces New Optical Width Gauge

17 Jul 2014 - IMS Systems Inc. has developed an optical width gauge that uses the most advanced technology to measure edge crack, hole/pinhole and strip contour defects in cold processing environments.

Siemens Commissions Pickling Line-Tandem Cold Mill for VAMA

16 Jul 2014 - The coupled pickling line-tandem cold mill (PLTCM) supplied by Siemens Metals Technologies was commissioned for Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co. Ltd. (VAMA) at the end of May 2014.

ThyssenKrupp Europe's Duisburg-Beeckerwerth Hot Strip Mill Reaches 50 Years in Operation

11 Jul 2014 - ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe announced that its hot strip mill in Duisburg-Beeckerwerth, Germany, began operation 50 years ago.

JP Steel Plantech to Supply China Steel with Cold Leveler and Pre-Leveler

09 Jul 2014 - JP Steel Plantech Co. (SPCO) has received orders from China Steel Corp. Group (CSC) in Taiwan for one cold leveler and one pre-leveler to carry out CSC’s plate mill improvement plans to produce direct quenching plates.

SMS Siemag Is Expanding the Hot Strip Mill at Xichang Steel With a Slab Sizing Press

24 Jun 2014 - PIETC Panzhihua Co., Ltd. has awarded SMS Siemag, Germany, the contract for expanding the roughing mill in its hot strip mill in Xichang City, China, through the addition of a slab sizing press.

SSAB Considers Expanding Iowa Facility

20 Jun 2014 - The potential expansion would increase melting and casting capabilities by up to 1.2 million tons above current melting capacity. This represents roughly an additional 800,000 tons per year of finished product along with 400,000 tons of melting capacity to be transferred as slab to SSAB’s Mobile facility for rolling and finishing.

Acroni Orders Two Furnaces and the World's First MultiFlex-Quench® for the Heat Treatment of Heavy Plate

04 Jun 2014 - The Slovenian steelmaker Acroni has placed an order with SMS Siemag (, Germany, to deliver a heat treatment line and revamp a stainless-steel annealing and picking line.

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