SMS group received an order from Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Salzgitter Group, for the supply of a new heat-treatment line. SMS group will supply an energy-efficient line capable of fulfilling the company’s extremely exacting quality and flatness requirements. It will include two roller-hearth furnaces, shot blaster, plate leveler and water-treatment plant.

The heat-treatment line will anneal and further process more than 200,000 tons of heavy plate per year. It will be designed to handle plate in thicknesses between 0.20-7.0 inches (5-175 mm), widths up to 138 inches (3,500 mm), lengths of 13-79 feet (4-24 meters) and weights up to 28 tons. The material grades to be processed will include high-strength carbon steels, highly wear-resistant steels and case-hardened and quenched/tempered steels.

Commissioning is scheduled to take place early in 2020.