Rolling Indian Steel Company Orders Plant Technology from Siemens

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Kalika orders milling technology from Siemens: The Indian steel producer plans to use Siemens rolling mill equipment for its 250,000 tons per year Jalna plant in the state of Maharashtra...

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Rebar mill from Siemens
Rebar mill from Siemens
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Jalna/India –Siemens has specifically developed this plant design for small to medium-size production capacities and it allows projects to be implemented comparatively quickly and economically. Commissioning of the rolling mill is scheduled for late 2014. Kalika Steel is a leading private-sector producer of structural steels. The company produces the billets required as semi-finished material for this purpose from sponge iron in induction furnaces. Kalika Steel aims to expand its production with the new rolling mill in order to serve the growing Indian construction sector.

Siemens will be supplying the complete mechanical and electrical equipment as well as the automation systems for the rebar rolling mill which will produce reinforcing steels with diameters between eight and 40 millimeters and lengths in the range of nine and 15 meters. The rolling mill consists of 18 Red Ring stands, followed by a 54 meter long cooling bed and machines for bundling the rolled bars. The mill processes billets with a cross-section of 130x130 millimeters and a length of 9 meters. An induction furnace raises the billets to the necessary starting temperature of 950 °C. Siemens will also be handling the construction and commissioning of the rolling mill.

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