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SeAH Steel Puts Pipe Forming Press from SMS Meer Into Operation

10/2/2013 - In Pohang, South Korea, tube manufacturer SeAH Steel Corporation has taken a JCO® pipe forming press from SMS Meer into service.

The new JCO® forming press enables SeAH Steel to form heavy plates in a precise and quick way. The tubes produced achieve a diameter of up to 1,625 millimeters and wall thicknesses up to 65 millimeters with a length of up to 18.3 meters. The maximum pipe weight is 35 tons and the pipes manufactured comply with the manufacturing standard API 5L.

For SeAH Steel the new machine has the advantage that the JCO® process can easily be switched over to other pipe dimensions. In this way, even small batches can be produced economically.

Just 15 months after placing the order the company could start operating the plant in Pohang. This was made possible by the short delivery time and the rapid commissioning which took only 16 days.