OMK Launches Coil Slitting Line at Tatarstan Plant
The United Metallurgical Company OMK’s Vyksa Metallurgical Plant’s pipe plant in Tatarstan has launched a new slitting line for coils with a capacity of more than 125 thousand tonnes per year. Investment in the project is over 200 million rubles. The new equipment is used for longitudinal dissolving of coils with a metal thickness of 4.5 to 8 mm, which were previously ordered from suppliers in finished form, for pipe production. Now the OMK plant in Almetyevsk can more quickly fulfill customer orders for pipes and profiles with a wall thickness of 4-8 mm, as well as offer a new type of product in the company's nomenclature commercial hot-rolled strip with a width of 400 to 1,850 mm.
The South Korean production line includes a coil unwinding section with a double conical unwinder, which accepts coils with a wide range of inner diameters, a circular knife section with a quick stand change device, a tension and rewinding section for subsequent uniform, dense winding of cut metal strips.
The new unit provides high quality cut edges at speeds of up to 120 m / min and maintaining the minimum tolerances, which is an important requirement for tube blanks. Modern equipment technologies make it possible to switch to other cutting sizes in the shortest possible time.