Saturday, May 21, 2011

Alcan  Iceland orders billet homogenizing equipment

Aluminum producer Alcan Iceland has placed an order with Austrain Hertwich Engineering for the supply of billet homogenizing equipment. This order is part of Alcan Iceland’s smelter expansion project, ISAL Production upgrade- IPU, in Straumsvik. Production capacity will total 230,000 tpy of billets in diameters ranging from 178 mm to 254 mm. This will strengthen Alcan Iceland’s market position as supplier of high-quality billets in Northern Europe.
The order comprises three ultrasonic inspection stations, three electrically heated continuous homogenizing and cooling facilities as well as two packaging stations. Also the automation of the entire installation is part of Hertwich’s supply.
The first installation stage is scheduled to be completed in 2012,the second one in 2014.
Hertwich is part of SMS Meer.

Weseralu optimizes flow of material und reduces coasts

Hertwich’s Engineering, Austria, successfully commissioned a billet saw at Weseralu GmbH in Minden, Germany. In the course of a revamp of the press works, Weseralu invested in a saw for round billets to perform the cutting-to-length operation in-house in the future. With the new saw, the aluminum producer optimizes the flow of material resulting in tangible cost savings.
Hertwich’s scope of supply comprised the feed magazine, the round-billet saw, a length gage, stacker and pin marking unit. The sawing plant is designed for a diameter range from 145 mm to 254 mm. Thanks to a mock-up of the complete equipment at the Hertwich workshop, installation and commissioning took only three weeks.
Hertwich is part of SMS Meer.

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