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Gerdau AmeriSteel Selects SMS Group for Rolling Mill Upgrades in Petersburg & Cartersville

Steel News - Published on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

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Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp has selected SMS group for the supply of rolling mill stands to upgrade the heavy section mill in Petersburg, Virginia, US.A and the medium section mill in Cartersville, Georgia, USA.

For the Petersburg location, SMS group will supply two CCS® stands (Compact Cartridge Stand) after the breakdown mill group with the aim of increasing productivity, improving performance and section control and allowing for future production range increases. The CCS® stands, developed by SMS group, are the industry standard for structural steel rolling and are adopted by the majority of producers worldwide. Gerdau Petersburg is operating these stands in the facility already since the start-up of the plant in 1998.

Gerdau Cartersville will be upgraded with the addition of three CS type stands after the breakdown mill and before the continuous finishing mill. In addition, a new cold saw will be added into the finishing section. The upgrade will allow the mill to increase productivity by optimizing the pass design and improving the section control. The heavy-duty CS compact stands are the ideal choice for demanding applications due to their superior rigidity and allowance for higher loads, especially in universal configuration.

Both projects are slated for installation over multiple shorter shutdowns to minimize production impact. Completion of both is foreseen before the end of 2020.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 19 Jul 2019
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