Tongling Nonferrous orders two continuous copper casters
The Chinese Tongling Nongferrous Metals Group from Tongling, Anhul Province, has placed an order with SMS Meer for the supply of two horizontal continouous casting plants, make Technica. The casters produce high-quality cold-rollable copper alloy strips that are subsequently employed for applications in the electrical industry, for example in printed circuit boards.
‘’Tongling Nonferrous has put their faith in our vast experience.
SMS Meer has already designed and built more than 100 of these plant,’’says Uwe Repschlager, Vice President- Copper Plant at SMS Meer.
The continous casters for copper strip from SMS Meer are characterized by high flexibility and are ideally suited- for meeting small to medium production capacities. Tongling Nonferrous plans to produce various special copper alloys with the new casters.
Each plant consists of an induction-heated holding furnace with modern, energy-efficient IGBT controller. This is followed by the primary and secondary cooling lines and the drawing facilities with electronically controlled servo drive. And finally there are shears, coilers and transport facilities.
The casting speed of the new plants can be up to 190 mm per minute, the casting rate up to 1,000 kg per hour. Strips are produced with dimensions up to max. 650 x 18 mm.
Commissioning of the two continuous casters is scheduled for summer 2013.
Hertwich commissions homogenizing and sawing lines at EMAL
Hertwich Engineering, Austria, has commissioned two integrated homogenizing and sawing lines at Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, Where the world’s largest aluminum smelter is currently being built.
Installed in total were two ultrasonic testing stations, two continuous homogenizing plants, two cooling stations and four billet saws with downline packaging stations . The scope of supply also included the complete automation and process integration.
The capacity of the plant is 2x 165,000 tpy.