WEM Orders Cold Pilger Seamless Tube Mill from SMS Group
ShaanXi based Chinese Western Energy Material Technologies Co Ltd has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a cold pilger mill type KPW
ShaanXi based Chinese Western Energy Material Technologies Co Ltd has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a cold pilger mill type KPW 25 LC+. With this new cold pilger mill, WEM will be able to satisfy the high demand for cold pilgered seamless tubes in the diameter range from 8 to 30 millimetres on the Chinese market. The SMS scope of supply includes the cold pilger mill and all mechanical, electrical, and utility equipment, e.g. cooling, lubrication and hydraulic systems, as well as accessories such as roll assemblies. In addition, SMS will supply a unit to record production data, as part of the electrical equipment package. Commissioning of the new cold pilger mill is scheduled for the second half of 2022.
For WEM, this cold pilger mill is not the first product ordered from SMS. Since 2014, there has been a close cooperation with WEM, who already operates three cold pilger mills and an extrusion press supplied by the German company. With the SMS heavy-metal extrusion press 45 MN, WEM is able to produce zirconium mother tubes with outside diameters from 90 to 275 millimetres, which are reduced to seamless tubes by means of cold pilgering. Final products include fuel element cladding tubes, for example.