Turkish Steel Producer Orders Heat-Treatment Plant
International technology group ANDRITZ received an order from Turkish steel producer Karabük Iron & Steel Industry and Trade (Kardemir) to supply a heat-treatment plant for a wheel manufacturing line. The line will produce up to 200,000 high-grade railway wheels for high-speed trains. Press supplier Schuler, a member of the ANDRITZ Group since this year, will be the system supplier for the entire line. ANDRITZ Maerz, the industrial furnace equipment specialist in the ANDRITZ Group, will supply the hardening, low-temperature and rotary hearth furnaces as well as the hardening machine with the necessary handling technology for fully automated heat treatment of railway wheels. This order is the first joint project by ANDRITZ and the recently acquired Schuler Group.