ASAS reduces operating costs with new homogenizing plant
The Turkish manufacturer Asas Aluminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (ASAS) has ordered a continuous homogenizing plant from Hertwich Engineering, Austria. The new plant ensures low operating costs. The electrically heated continous furnace consumes only 210 kWh per t of aluminum and therefore distinctly less than conventional gas furnaces. In addition, ASAS will benefit from low maintenance costs and short downtimes, ensuring high productivity of the extrusion presses used.
Hertwich Engineering’s scope of supply includes a helical ultrasonic inspection station, homogenizing facility, cooling system and turbo cooler as well as a sawing and packing station. The desigh production is 80,000 typ.
Commissioning is scheduled for early 2012.
Hertwich Engineering is part of the Business Area of SMS Meer.
Continuous homogenizing and sawing plant by Hertwich Engineering for new billet production line
Hertwich Engineering, Austria, successfully commissioned a continuous homogenizing and sawing plant at Fonderie Pandolfo in Maniago, Italy. The company belongs to Pandolfo Alluminio S.p.A With the new billet production line Pandolfo produces the billets for its own extrusion plant and for sales and processes the extrusion scrap within the own piant. This reduces costs significantly. The Hertwich Engineering homogenizing plant ensures best possible, consistent product quality.
The supply package of Hertwich Engineering comprised ultrasonic inspection station, billet saw, gas-heated continuous homogenizing furnace, cooling station and a packing station, besides automation of the entire system. The plant is designed for an annual net production of 60,000 t of billets. Bullet diameters range from 178 to 356 mm in general, yet the billet saw is designed to handle billets up to a diameter of 432 mm.
Hertwich Engineering forms part of the Business Area SMS Meer.