JANUARY 2017 - Eurometal SA Poland cold rolling mill and tension leveling line - The new equipment supplied by Danieli FATA Hunter will make the facility one of the most modern aluminium rolling plants in Europe
Danieli FATA Hunter has supplied and installed a cold rolling mill and a tension leveling line at the Eurometal greenfield plant located in the new Kleszczów Industrial Park in Poland.
All the equipment for this new plant has been selected on the basis of its innovative and advanced design to make the facility one of the most modern, efficient and environmentally friendly aluminium rolling plants in Europe.
The cold rolling mill has been designed to produce 120,000 tons per year of aluminium coils, coming from two casting machines, twin-rolls type, with a thickness of 10 to 6 mm and rolled down to a minimum thickness of 0.15 mm at a maximum speed of 1200 m/min. with a maximum strip width of 2.1 meters.
It is equipped with some of the new features developed by Danieli FATA Hunter, like the induction heating system for the tight edges control, a new VOC emission control to guarantee low emissions -required by the European Community-, and a rolling oil recovery and distillation system. A complete Danieli FATA Hunter hSystem® Automation Package with a full set of automatic function implemented for the AGC and AFC controls is also included in the scope of supply.
All the above features will allow the cold rolling mill to roll a wide variety of products from foil stock to can body with tolerances that meet or exceed the quality from world's leading producers.
The tension leveling line continues Danieli FATA Hunter's leadership in leveler design to produce exceptional quality strip while combining an innovative cleaning section that minimizes the use of chemicals employed on conventional lines.
The line is equipped with a complete strip cleaning section, and it integrates a new design of the Danieli FATA Hunter well known amplifier with flex-cassettes. In addition, an embossing machine has been installed on the line for the production of strip with different surface patterns, depending on the market requirements.
Eurometal SA is a leading European supplier of aluminium extrusions. The company belongs to the Eko-Świat Group – a major Polish producer of extrusion billets, primary and secondary alloys, produced with the continuous casting technology.
FEBRUARY 2017 - Danieli FATA Hunter secures two orders in Romania - On 7th February 2017 S.C. ALRO and Danieli FATA Hunter signed two contracts, the first one for the installation of a new plate stretcher and the second one for the upgrade of the cold rolling mill No.2 (CM2).
The new 18MN aluminium plate stretcher represents the most modern Danieli FATA Hunter technology for high quality aluminium plate process ensuring fast start-up and smooth impact for the environment. The supply will include mechanical auxiliary and complete automation system. This facility will be built in Slatina town, Romania.
The plate stretcher shall be used for processing products of very thin plate with high surface quality and high performance requirement for alloys series 1xxx to 7xxx for application ranging from aerospace to marine, defence and commercial transportation.
Plant start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.
Danieli FATA Hunter has had a long and successful history with ALRO starting in the early 1970's when we supplied three twin roll casters, a cold rolling mill and two foil rolling mills and continued in 2007 with the upgrade of the cold rolling mill. This new project to upgrade the cold mill No.2 (CM2) will further continue this almost 50-year long relationship.
Thanks to Danieli FATA Hunter's supply that will include a complete package of mechanical, fluids, automation and electrical systems as well as the complete supervision of the installation and commissioning, ALRO CM2 will achieve the following goals:
- To greatly improve the sheet gauge and flatness tolerances to current industry standards
- To increase productivity
- To increase mill reliability
- To improve strip dryness.
ALRO is Romania's largest aluminium company whose primary facilities are located in Slatina. These projects will provide them with modern, reliable and easily maintained equipment with excellent performance thus ensuring their position as predominant suppliers of aluminium sheet products.
APRIL 2017 - Steel Dynamics unveils its new Danieli Fata Hunter continuous coil coating line - "The finest line in the world today", at the Columbus Flat Roll Division
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI) hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony on March 29, 2017 in the presence of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
The new double-coat continuous coil coating line for steel supplied by Danieli Fata Hunter is a 600-fpm (183 mpm) line for the processing of cold rolled, galvanized, pickled hot band and Galvalume® steel coils with a maximum width of 72" (1,829 mm) and a maximum base metal thickness of .076” (1.93 mm). It has a yearly capacity of 250,000 tons of coated steel.
The first coil was produced on December 4, 2016, well ahead of schedule.
During the ribbon cutting ceremony Mark Millett, President and CEO of Steel Dynamics, expressed his appreciation for Danieli’s continued commitment and innovation. He said: “As typical of our company, the project schedule was on an accelerated basis, yet the SDI and Danieli Fata Hunter teams executed admirably, bringing the line in on schedule." Mr. Millett continued "And, I have seen many plants over the years, but must say this has to be the finest line in the world today. The Danieli Fata Hunter team did a phenomenal job. We should all stand very proud".
JULY 2016 - Steel Dynamics and Danieli FATA Hunter Sign Contract for a Cleaning Section for the Butler Galvanizing Line - Danieli FATA Hunter has announced that it has been awarded a contract from Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) to supply a cleaning section as part of a larger upgrade project on an existing Galvanizing Line at the SDI Butler facility. The cleaning section is scheduled to be delivered in January 2017 with immediate installation and performance testing. This upgrade will allow the line to process a larger variety of substrates and allow SDI to maintain their market leadership in the supply of high quality metallic coated steel.
The new cleaning section will process cold rolled steel sheet with a maximum width of 64" and a maximum base metal thickness of 0.165" at a maximum speed of 450 fpm. The equipment includes the latest technology for change on the fly brush rolls and squeegee rolls, and incorporates features for future additional waste heat recovery capacity.
Danieli FATA Hunter is recognized as a world leading "single source" supplier of complete processing lines, revamps, and engineering services for the steel and aluminium industries.
DECEMBER 2016 - New Contract in Russia for Danieli FATA Hunter - Revamp project of an existing roughing mill after fire
Danieli FATA Hunter was recently awarded a contract for the revamp after substantial fire of the existing mill in operation at OJSC Ural Foil in Mikhailovsk, Sverdlovsk region.
Project execution -equipment supply, erection and commissioning- will be completed within 35 weeks.
Thanks to these modernization works, existing mill will improve product quality and reduce maintenance.
Created in 2003 as part of the Mikhailovsk nonferrous metal working plant, Ural Foil is one of the fastest developing foil rolling mills in Russia and an essential part of Rusal's packaging business.
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DECEMBER 2016 - New Danieli Fata Hunter coil coating line in operation in the USA - Steel Dynamics produces the first coil ahead of schedule at Columbus works
In less than 16 months from the date of the contract signing, and ahead of the planned schedule, Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) and Danieli Fata Hunter have started up and produced the first coated coil with the new double-coat continuous coil coating line for steel at SDI Columbus, Mississippi facility.
The 600-fpm line will process cold rolled, galvanized, pickled hot band and Galvalume steel coils with a maximum width of 72" and a maximum base metal thickness of .076". The line incorporates Danieli Fata Hunter's patented Single Slide Coating Machines with closed-loop force control including dry paint thickness gauge feedback for the best available control of paint thickness. The Danieli Fata Hunter Clean AirTM oven system not only will ensure SDI's customers of superior quality strip, it will also will maximize the productivity and minimize the operating cost of the line. This oven system, in combination with the Roll-On Pre-Treatment (ROPT) chemical coater and afterburner system, will minimize the environmental impact of the line, meet SDI's rigorous sustainability criteria and service the market segments that require the most stringent quality standards.
This is a remarkable accomplishment by the project teams of both Companies, made possible by the outstanding cooperation between SDI and Danieli FATA Hunter throughout the Project execution.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. is one of the largest steel producers in the United States with six steel mills, eight steel processing facilities, two iron production facilities, over 90 metals recycling locations and six steel fabrication plants.
DECEMBER 2016 - Ton Dong A awards an order to Danieli FATA Hunter - A new, triple-coat continuous coil coating line for high-quality products and production flexibility
Ton Dong A has contracted Danieli FATA Hunter to supply and install a 1,250-mm triple-coat continuous coil coating line at the new facility in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.
With an operating speed of 120-mmin., the new line will process 120,000 tons per year of HDG steel coils, mostly for the building and appliance industries.
Strip size will be 1,250 mm (max. width) and 1.20 mm (max. thickness).
The scope of supply will include dry-in-place chemical coater and dryer to meet all the requirements of the various substrates and paints, as well as Single Slide Coaters with a closed-loop system for the best paint thickness control (Danieli FATA Hunter patent).
Printing section and tension leveling equipment are part of the supply. The flexographic printer type chosen for this installation is advanced technology for high printing quality on the substrate material, thus ensuring the quality of the final products.
The coil coating line will also include the energy-saving and environment-friendly Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) system.
Low-maintenance and quick-change equipment will reduce maintenance time and increase line availability.
The line will be driven by a complete, modern Danieli Automation system.
Production of the first coil is scheduled in the first quarter of 2018.
This is the fourth order awarded by Ton Dong A Corporation to Danieli over the past four years.
JANUARY 2015 - OARC Final Acceptance - The Oman Aluminium Rolling Company (OARC), owned by Takamul Investment Company, based in Sohar (Oman) and constructed by FATA EPC (a division of FATA S.p.A.), successfully concluded its extensive final IPPT (Integrated Plant Performance Tests) Program in November 2014.
OARC has produced coils across all product ranges and have now begun their ramp-up to full production.
The OARC Plant is a state-of-the-art, world-class light gauge sheet rolling facility with a capacity of 140,000 tonnes per year. It includes a Hazelett Twin Belt Caster which provides unique metallurgical properties that benefit customers in their business applications of aluminium sheet products. The successful combination of the industry leading technology of the Hazelett belt caster with the state-of-the-art Hot Rolling, Cold Rolling and Finishing Equipment supplied by FATA Hunter (another division of FATA S.p.A.) allows OARC to provide its customers value added products and generate long term, sustainable employment opportunities in Oman.
During a brief ceremony held in Sohar on January 21 Mr. Ron Marchbanks, CEO of OARC, and Mr. Anthony Tropeano, CEO of FATA EPC and FATA Hunter, exchanged commemorative plaques to express the companies’ mutual thankfulness for the successful completion of the Project.
Mr. Andrea Lombardi, CEO of FATA S.p.A., conveyed his sincere appreciation and thanks to the OARC and FATA Teams for their joint efforts, professionalism and dedication.
FATA S.p.A. is a leading diversified group of companies active in the field of industrial plant engineering and construction. Its headquarters are located in Turin (Italy), and it is present all over the world, including in the GCC with FATA GULF, through its various representative offices.
MARCH 2015 - FATA Hunter presents two papers at TMS 2015 - Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.
Visited annually by more than 4,300 scientists and engineers, the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition is a top global showcase for the latest products and services in minerals, metals, and materials.
With more than 3,000 total presentations and 70 technical symposia scheduled with 280 presentations on aluminium processing, alloys and related technologies, the 144th edition took place in Orlando, Florida from March 15 through March 19, 2015.
FATA Hunter participated in the conference and presented two papers.
The first presentation was part of the Aluminium Processing Session I and dealt with the operational results achieved by the High-Speed Can End Coating Line that FATA Hunter realized for Novelis do Brazil at its Pindamohangaba facility.
It was presented by Dr. Anthony Tropeano, CEO of FATA Hunter & FATA EPC, and co-authored by Mr. TrajanoNeto, Process Engineer – CES/Coating Line at Novelis do Brazil.
The second paper described the FATA Hunter innovations and experience in process technology for manufacturing magnesium alloy sheet using TRC.
The presentation was included in the Strip Casting of Light Metals – Process Technology session and was made by Enrico Romano, Process Engineer at FATA Hunter Torino.
Co-Authors of the paper were Roberto Passoni, Director of Engineering at FATA Hunter Torino, and Chris Romanowski, VP Sales & Proposal at FATA Hunter Inc. Riverside, CA.
AUGUST 2015 - Steel Dynamics and FATA Hunter Sign Contract for Coil Coating Line - FATA Hunter, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract from Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) to supply a complete Double Coat Continuous Coil Coating line for steel to be installed in their Columbus, Mississippi facility. The line is scheduled to start up in the 4th quarter of 2016. This will be the third line that FATA Hunter has supplied to SDI and the increased capacity will allow SDI to maintain their market leadership in the supply of high quality coil coated steel.
The 600 fpm line will process cold rolled, galvanized, pickled hot band and Galvalume® steel coils with a maximum width of 72" and a maximum base metal of .076". The line incorporates the latest technology to service market segments that require the most stringent quality standards. The line incorporates FATA Hunter's patented Single Slide Coating Machines with closed loop force control including dry paint thickness gauge feedback for the best available control of paint thickness. The FATA Hunter Clean AirTM oven system will not only assure SDI's customers of superior quality strip, it will also maximize the productivity and minimize the operating cost of the line. This oven system, in combination with the Roll-On Pre-Treatment (ROPT) chemical coater and afterburner system, will minimize the environmental impact of the line and meet SDI's rigorous sustainability standards.
FATA Hunter is recognized as a world leading "single source" supplier of complete coil coating lines, revamps and engineering services for the steel and aluminium industries.
NOVEMBER 2015 - New Contract in China for FATA Hunter - FATA Hunter was recently awarded a contract for the supply of one new hSystem® automation system to Shandong Wantong Metal Technology Co., Ltd., Shandong Province, P.R. of China.
The system will be installed on a 4-high Aluminium Cold Rolling Mill. It will be complete with Automatic Gauge control (AGC), Automatic Flatness Control (AFC), flatness measurement system, coolant spray bars, thickness measurement system and one integrated Level 2 control system for automatic pass schedule calculation, primary mill data management and PDA (Process data Acquisition system).