SMS supplies heat treatment line to Timken Steel

The new AQTF (Advanced Quench-and-Temper Facility) heat-treatment line supplied by SMS Group to Timken Steel Corporation at its Gambrinus steel plant in Canton, Ohio, USA has commenced full commercial production. Extensive testing was successfully completed in November 2017, and Timken Steel issued the final acceptance certificate to SMS. Carolee Vanicek, Director of Tube Manufacturing at Gambrinus, said: “We found that SMS was able to bring the best technology to meet our needs and satisfy our customer demand. The commissioning effort went very well.” The new line is able to treat 10 tons per hour of bars and heavy-walled tubes, up to 13 inches in diameter, precisely complying with specified values.

Source: Wire Bulletin