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Friedrich Kocks to Supply 3-Roll RSB to Chinese Stainless Producer

17 Sep 2014 - The privately owned Chinese company Taizhou Daming Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. is set to upgrade its existing bar mill with the implementation of a KOCKS 3-roll Reducing & Sizing Block RSB®.

Baotou Steel Calls on Woodings for Two New Hydraulic Distributors

08 Sep 2014 - Baotou Steel — China's largest steel manufacturer in the northwest area — will install two Woodings-produced hydraulic distributors as part of the company’s upgrade to the No. 4 blast furnace facility in Baotou City, Inner Mongolia.

IMS Systems to Provide Worthington Steel with Three Center Line Thickness Gauges

08 Sep 2014 - IMS Systems Inc. has received an order from Worthington Steel for three XR X-ray Gauges to measure center line thickness of strip processed in the company’s Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, plant near Cleveland.

Brighter Unilux LED-12 Leads Second Generation of Handheld Strobe Lights

05 Sep 2014 - Unilux has introduced the LED-12, the first handheld strobe light in its H2LED Series of second-generation LED inspection lights for the printing, converting, papermaking, metals and textiles industries.

New Cooling Tower Begins Operating at OEMK’s Pellet Plant

04 Sep 2014 - A cooling tower for circulating water at the pellet plant has been launched at OEMK, part of Metalloinvest.

Process Sensors Introduces Self-Contained Pyrometers for R&D and Industrial Applications

02 Sep 2014 - Process Sensors Corporation has introduced its newest self-contained pyrometer models, the stand-alone PSC-SR56N Series.

Russel Metals Installs Red Bud Stretcher Leveler Retrofit

01 Sep 2014 - Russel Metals, located in Mississauga, Ont., Canada, recently installed a Red Bud Industries .250” (6 mm) x 72” (1830 mm) stretcher leveler with SUREGRIP® technology in an existing cut-to-length line at its B&T Steel Division in Stoney Creek, Ont.

GE Power Conversion Helps El Marakby Steel Plant Increase Production

28 Aug 2014 - GE’s Power Conversion business was chosen by El Marakby Steel in Egypt to supply a dynamic var compensator (DSVC) to reduce the frequency and intensity of power disturbances generated by the electrical arc furnace of El Marakby Steel’s new melting shop.

POSCO Profits from Next Generation Inspection Technology from ISRA VISION PARSYTEC

26 Aug 2014 - POSCO and ISRA VISION PARSYTEC have forged a successful cooperative venture. ISRA VISION PARSYTEC was awarded the contract to install a SURFACE MASTER inspection system in the POSCO Pohang coupled pickle tandem line.

Emerson’s New Monitoring Program Protects Rolling Mill Drives for Safe Increases in Mill Loads

25 Aug 2014 - Emerson Power Transmission Solutions is launching a new torque-amplification analysis program for precisely measuring the true torque loads and vibration frequencies experienced by rolling mill drives, as part of a program to help mills process tougher alloys, increase output with thicker slabs or higher speeds, protect against cold-end slabs, or mitigate torsional vibration.

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