ANDRITZ to supply precision rolling mill for production of stainless steel strip to Stahlwerk Ergste Westig, Germany

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Stahlwerk Ergste Westig GmbH, a subsidiary of the Zapp Group, to supply a 20-roll precision rolling mill for a new stainless steel works in Unna, Germany. Start-up is scheduled for beginning of 2013.

The rolling mill in 4-column design supplied by ANDRITZ Sundwig is dimensioned to roll extra thin stainless steel strip to a finished thickness of 0.02-0.5 mm and a width of up to 750 mm. The rolling speed is 600 m/min. In addition to the mechanical equipment, the scope of supply comprises the complete electrical equipment, including automatic flatness measuring and control system, strip thickness control, the process optimization system, and an integrated surface inspection system.

Stahlwerk Ergste Westig already has several different models of ANDRITZ Sundwig rolling mills operating successfully for strip widths from 380-450 mm.


ANDRITZ METALS is one of the leading global suppliers of complete lines for the production and further processing of cold-rolled carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal strip. These lines consist of equipment for cold rolling, heat treatment, surface finishing, strip coating and finishing, punching and deep drawing, and for pickling acid regeneration. The business area also supplies turnkey industrial furnace systems for thermal processes, such as heat treatment of slabs and forged pieces, as well as refining furnaces for the copper industry.
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