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MMK has completed the reconstruction of hot rolling mill

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The updated hot rolling mill 2500 is equipped with the most modern means of automation, control and monitor the rolling process. Modified circulating water supply cycle, an additional cycle of water supply for furnaces main drives for the roughing and finishing groups. Dismantled part of an old industrial premises, instead of which built new and modern stairs.

Reconstruction of mill 2500 in rolling mill No. 4 will allow, in addition to preserving the old mix to extend the size and grade mix mill, to produce a new brand of pipe steels of strength class K52-K60, Magstrong S550MC, S600MC, S700MC, AGRO22, AGRO23, greatly enhance product quality and increase production capacity of the unit to 5.2 million tonnes of rolled products per year.
the official launch of the unit took part the Governor of Chelyabinsk region Alexey Teksler, President of the Board of Directors of PJSC "MMK" Victor Rashnikov and General Director of JSC "MMK" Paul Shilyaev.

"has Become a good tradition on the eve of our professional holiday, the Metallurgist's Day, open new production facilities, – said the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC "MMK" Victor Rashnikov. – Magnitka had different times. But the works always with honor out of difficult situations and did not stop in its development going forward. The completion of the reconstruction of mill 2500 hot rolling is no exception. He works at the plant in 1960 and is a veteran of the production. After its reconstruction, we get a number of additional benefits. Now it is a rejuvenated veteran, a unique high-performance unit with increased production capacity to 5.2 million tons per year and a more complex assortment of high quality. Such facilities will allow our company and companies of MMK Group to work more rhythmically, more securely."

the First launch of the continuous broadband mill 2500 hot rolling took place in December 1960, since different areas of the mill was repeatedly reconstructed. Large-scale reconstruction in the conditions of production began in 2007. The General contractor of the construction was JSC "prokatmontazh". Manufacturer of the main technological equipment for hot rolling mill 2500 was Novokramatorsky engineering works (NKMZ). In February 2018, PJSC "MMK" signed a contract with SMS group GmbH for the supply of equipment for reconstruction of the finishing stands of the mill.

In July 2010 on the mill 2500 was commissioned shearing line No. 3, designed for cutting of strips into sheets of a measured length cut edge with the results of products in sheet form, stacked into bundles.

In 2012-2013 instead of the earlier six heating furnaces, dismantled and removed from the work shop were built three new high-performance heating furnaces Tenova, an Italian company with a larger width of the hearth, which will take slabs of length up to ten meters. The productivity of the furnace will amount to 370 tons of metal per hour (before – about 100 tons, today is 280 tons). Modern heating technology ensures reduction of formation of scale. In addition, the new kiln is more economical in comparison with the previous requires two times less of natural and coke oven gas. Was updated processing line composed of the roughing and finishing groups of cages, the transport roller tables, coilers, line moving and cleaning of coils.
In 2019 roughing group of hot rolling mill 2500 hot rolling mill was put into operation two new universal reversing stand with vertical and horizontal rolls. Basically, they work in tandem, but each crate can also work autonomously, have their own mode of rolling. Also started a new coiler No. 7-8, allows to wind coils up to 40 tons of slab up to 10 meters, and conveyors moving the rolls to the hot coil store rolling mill No. 4. In September this year will be built another conveyor with a trolley for transferring rolls in a rolling mill No. 5, the so-called line of cleaning №3. With its commissioning, the coils will hit the road and go to the warehouse and to consumers in a horizontal position, so as to avoid further damage during transportation.

In July 2020 launched new scissors Н65, descaling installation (installation of hydraulic descaling). Also in the reconstruction of the finishing stands commissioned a new crate F0 (delivered under contract with NCMH), four new stand (under contract with SMS group) instead of the old crates 7-10, new discharge conveyor with the upgraded system of laminar cooling of the strip, the new coiler No. 6. In the reconstruction of the finishing group is also the first time you installed the coil-box (produced by NKMZ). This is an intermediate coiling device, which will be unwound at high speed the sound coming from the roughing train, then unwinding it at a lower speed and set the other end in the finishing group of stands. This technology will allow you to keep the temperature of the rolled sheet, the temperature to remove the wedge and lower power modes of rolling. Until the end of July of the current year is planned to be the planned mode of operation built in June shearing line No. 1. It will allow you to exclude claims for flatness and expanded produce assortment.
Department of information and public relations of OJSC "MMK"

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