Salzgitter AG announced that the first sheet metal was successfully produced on the new multifunctional quette in Ilsenburg. This heat treatment of the first sheet is a decisive milestone for the large-scale plant. The management of Ilsenburger Grobblech was able to admire the high quality of the new plates with a mirror-smooth surface live. The new heat treatment line is the largest single investment in the history of Ilsenburger Grobblech Gmbh. It is the main component of the project with which Salzgitter AG is concentrating the heavy plate activities of ILG in Ilsenburg and positioning the company securely for future requirements. It comprises two roller hearth furnaces, a MultiFlex-Quench, a straightening machine, a blasting system, a preservation line and a water treatment system. Commissioning is planned for spring 2021.
With the new plant, more than 200,000 tonnes of heavy plate can be annealed and then further processed annually. It is designed for sheets with thicknesses between 5 and 175 millimetres and widths between 600 and 3,500 millimetres. With lengths between 4 and 24 meters, the sheets have a maximum weight of 28 tonnes.