Central Chinas Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corp.
(Wisco) is modernizing the coiler in its No. 2 hot strip mill
to expand its range of high-strength steel products.
The mill is being
upgraded by Düsseldorf, Germany-based engineering company
SMS Siemag AG, which originally supplied the equipment in 2003.
At the time, it was Chinas first hot strip mill with a
strip width of more than 2,000 millimeters (78.7 inches).
The revamped mill will be able to wind tube grades of
strength class X100 up to a thickness of 20 mm (0.8 inch)
starting in the spring of 2015, SMS Siemag said.
A version of this
article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel