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Outokumpu to Invest in Utilizing Liquefied Natural Gas in Finland

19 Dec 2014 - Outokumpu is investing approximately €30 million into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a replacement for propane at its Tornio, Finland, mill.

New Side Guide System from Siemens Reduces Hot Strip Mill Maintenance Costs

18 Dec 2014 - With the newly developed Eco Slide Disc Solution, Siemens Metals Technologies offers operators of hot strip mills a side guide system which can be adapted to nearly all existing entry guides and elongates the lifetime of wear parts up to 10 times compared to conventional wear plates.

Siemens Management System Cuts Energy Costs of Electrostatic Precipitators in Steel Mills

17 Dec 2014 - With Precon, Siemens Metals Technologies is offering steel works operators an energy management system for electrostatic precipitators in dedusting plants.

Bradbury Introduces Portable Decoiler for Containerized Roll Former

16 Dec 2014 - A newly designed BMS powered portable decoiler from the Bradbury Group has been utilized in a recent containerized standing seam line.

Siemens Presents Industry-Specific Motors for Steel Plants

27 Nov 2014 - Siemens has developed industry-specific motors for steel plants on the basis of the Simotics 1LE1 motor platform.

Metalloinvest Commences Pilot Production of New Facility at OEMK

25 Nov 2014 - A new oxygen facility with a cryogenic air-separation unit (ASU #3) has entered the pilot production phase at OEMK (part of Metalloinvest).

Saldotecnica Americas: MCE External-Mix Cutting Tips for Continuous Casters Cut Cleaner, Save Gases, Extend Duty Cycle

21 Nov 2014 - Operators of continuous casters who have installed MCE external-mix cutting tips from Saldotecnica Americas have seen significant quality and efficiency improvements, along with lower costs, the company reports.

SMS Group to Build Big River Steel's Eco-Friendly Mill

18 Nov 2014 - The official ceremony marking the start of Big River Steel’s greenfield steel project on the Mississippi River in Mississippi County, Ark., U.S.A., took place on 22 September 2014.

Oerlikon Leybold to Deliver Record-Sized Vacuum System for Siemens VAI for AHMSA Degassing Plant

31 Oct 2014 - Siemens Metals Technologies has ordered another mechanical vacuum system from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum which will be used by end customer AHMSA in Mexico.

APEM Introduces FR Series Hall Effect Thumb Control

31 Oct 2014 - APEM Inc., a manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and pushbutton switches, has introduced the new FR Series, a single axis three position Hall effect thumb control designed for material handling and construction applications requiring a reliable device for “change direction” and “gear switching” functions.

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