Metal Products

Cutting welding time and cost

A common requirement in the construction sector is the production of H-section or I-section structural beams by joining three plates. Often the material will be rusty mill scale plate that has to be welded directly without any preparation. Cost pressures mean the welds must be made as quickly as…

🕘 05/03/2019

Versatile abrasive tool for CNC machining decreases cycle and finishing time

For contract part manufacturers, the ability to produce tight tolerance parts at a faster rate is the key to remaining profitable in a crowded, highly competitive market. To do this, machine shops constantly seek out creative ways to improve on overall cycle time, including speeding metal finishing…

🕘 11/09/2017

NSK bearings deliver €46k savings for steel plate rolling mill

A major steel manufacturer experiencing high maintenance costs relating to bearings on a plate rolling mill has improved the situation with an application specific product replacement from NSK. The existing open roll bearings required a daily maintenance routine to ensure sufficient lubrication…

🕘 26/02/2015

Engineering simulation is key to optimising productivity and quality for steelmaker

TimkenSteel, a manufacturer of special bar quality (SBQ) large bars and seamless mechanical tubing, is leveraging the power of ANSYS simulation to solve customers’ engineering challenges. TimkenSteel creates tailored products and services for its customers’ most demanding applications.

🕘 19/02/2015

ABB drives improve blast furnace control and efficiency

A major refurbishment of a Blast furnace in South Wales has given Tata Steel better control and improved efficiency following the installation of ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs). Solutions supplied include what are believed to be the largest low voltage air-cooled VSDs in the UK, delivering 2.7 MW…

🕘 18/02/2015

Voestalpine invests in edge finishing technology

Processing over 60,000 tons of steel plate a year, Austrian manufacturer Voestalpine has invested in a slag removal, deburring and edge rounding system from Lissmac to increase production capacity and improve consistency. Available from Surtech in the UK, the new plant has been a revelation to the…

🕘 29/09/2014

Sims Metals Management selects WEG motor for shredder application

Sims Metals Management, the world’s largest electronics and metal recycling company, has once again chosen WEG to design, build and supply a new, bespoke, high voltage motor for its metal recycling operations in the UK. Designed to fit into the exact footprint of the legacy OEM equipment, the…

🕘 29/09/2014

Wash, Rinse, Dry: Cleaning mass-produced automotive parts

The Multiclean-D-4-4-F full vacuum plant from Höckh is a true giant among washing machines. While the drum of a household washing machine can hold six kilograms at any one time, an industrial washing machine recently delivered to a German customer can take two 600 kg loads of metal parts for…

🕘 31/07/2014

Agility and profitability for subcontractors in the sheet metal industry

The sheet metal and fabrication industry is based on the activity of large manufacturing companies supported by thousands of subcontractors that specialise within this sector. Both the large manufacturing companies and the subcontractors have the same objectives which are to provide an effective…

🕘 16/07/2014

Designing and selecting roller table motors for the harshest applications

Roller tables used in modern steel mills tend to use individually driven rollers rather than a single group drive such as a chain or belt. Ananda Majumdar of global motor specialist Regal reviews the key points of this critical technology. Roller tables require special motors with a high dynamic…

🕘 16/07/2014