MMK Section Mill Produces 10 Million Tonnes of Rolled Products
Russian steel maker Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, announced that Medium-section mill 450 has crossed the mark of 10 million tonnes of hot-rolled products produced since the startup of the unit. Three modern, fully automated mills by the Italian company Danieli with a total capacity of over 2 million tonnes of long products per year were put into operation at MMK's long products shop in 2005-2006 as part of a large-scale re-equipment program of the plant. Their launch made it possible to disable all the old rolling units.
Among the first in July 2005, a new medium-section mill 450 was put into operation. It was built on the site where Mill 300 No 3 had previously been located: 2,700 tonnes of equipment were installed with minimal cost to renovate the building itself.
Mill 450 with a capacity of up to 790,000 tonnes of long products per year is designed for rolling angles, channels, circles in bars, strips, hexagons and other types of products in demand in the construction and other industries, as well as in the manufacture of metal structure. Over the years of operation at the mill "450", in addition to standard profiles of angle & channel, the production of many new types of products, including for the automotive and tractor industry, was mastered. In particular, the unit mastered the production of spring strips for the MAZ, GAZ automobile plants and the Beloretsk plant of springs and springs, as well as strips for the manufacture of tracks for tracks of agricultural machinery for the Chelyabinsk Tractor and Cheboksary Aggregate Plants. A special channel for the production of electric locomotives was developed. In addition, the production of special profiles for tying gondola cars for Uralvagonzavod, profiles for earth-moving machine knives, and round steel has been mastered.