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Grupo Simec Slates Improvements to Bar Mill

8/9/2018 - Long products manufacturer Grupo Simec S.A.B. de C.V. is planning to overhaul its merchant bar mill in northern Mexico, reports the contractor on the project. 

According to Primetals Technologies, the project at Simec’s Mexicali plant entails the replacement of the roughing train and installation of a new finishing and handling end. 

“The bar mill will be equipped with a new continuous roughing train in order to increase productivity, improve temperature control and ease maintenance. Furthermore, a new handling area will be set up. This will improve bar straightness, make cutting more precise and facilitate automatic formation of section stacks. These measures will raise overall mill efficiency,” Primetals Technologies said. 
Primetals Technologies will supply the new 6-stand roughing train, equipped with fifth-generation Red Ring stands in HVHVHV arrangement; the core equipment for a 60-ton, pusher-style reheat furnace; a straightener; and finishing and packaging equipment, including a shear and a stack forming system.  

The company also said it will supply the lubrication and hydraulic systems; electrics; level 1 and level 2 automation packages; operator controls and desks; and motors and drives.

Hot commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2019.