Emerson Electric Co. signed a contract with Primetals Technologies for supply and installation of a roller-hearth lamination annealing line at its plant in Russellville, Ky. The line, based on Flinn & Dreffein technology, includes an atmosphere generator and will heat treat low-carbon and ultra-low-carbon steel to soften and impart specific magnetic properties. It was ordered to help Emerson meet seasonal increased demand for air-conditioning units. Primetals Technologies is responsible for equipment installation, start-up (expected for spring 2019) and commissioning services.

Emerson and Primetals Technologies collaborated to find a cost-effective solution to shorten each section of the line to fit the Kentucky plant’s layout.