NEWS AND REPORTS
Attendance at the Wire 2020 trade fair (Düsseldorf, Germany) canceled
This international trade fair for the wire and cable industry is an important platform through which we meet customers and others interested in our projects, as well as present our latest innovations.
Due to the corona pandemic, the dates of the trade fair had been moved to December. However, for everyone involved, it is still very difficult to evaluate the situation. After a long period of deliberation by our management team, we have decided not to attend the Wire 2020 fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.
During this pandemic, we have been making every effort to protect our employees, customers and business partners by following strict hygienic and safety measures. We feel certain that, at this time, cancellation is the correct decision to ensure the health and safety of all involved.
Despite everything, we would not like to miss the opportunity to meet with you in person. We are thus offering regular webinars on topics from the world of EBNER.
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voestalpine STAHL of Linz, Austria places an order for a HICON/H2 bell annealer facility.
In August of 2020, voestalpine STAHL of Linz, Austria placed an order with EBNER Industrieofenbau to install and commission a HICON/H2 bell annealer facility. This facility is designed to heat treat steel strip coils in 100 % hydrogen atmosphere, and is intended for cold rolling mill 2 (Kaltwalzwerk 2).
The order includes 5 high-temperature workbases with the latest integrated cooler technology for process atmosphere, 3 high-efficiency gas-fired heating bells, 3 air cooling bells and the utility supply and disposal equipment required for the operation and safety of the facility.
The new facility will be integrated into the fully-automatic crane operating system for the entire bell annealer battery.
The new facility will start production in the summer of 2021.
A new EBNER HICON/H2 bell annealer for steel wire in China.
At the end of May, an order was placed with EBNER Industrieofenbau by Kaiming (Changzhou) New Material Technology Co., Ltd. for the delivery of a HICON/H2 bell annealer facility for steel wire.
The facility, which will be installed turn-key, will be comprised of 3 HICON/H2 workbases, 2 heating bells and one cooling bell. All required supplementary equipment is also included in the order, such as hydraulic and pressure control systems, an electrical control center and a VF6 process control system.
The design of the facility enables the customer to heat treat hot-rolled scaled steel wire in nitrogen atmosphere, as well as drawn or hot-rolled pickled steel wire in hydrogen atmosphere.
The volumes of hydrogen or nitrogen used during purging can be precisely set to the cubic meters needed, allowing them to be optimally adjusted to the material being annealed.
Hot-rolled, scaled and drawn types of steel wire will be heat treated in this EBNER HICON/H2 facility starting in August, 2021.
The first HICON/H2Q hardening and tempering line for East Asia.
Based in Pohang, Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd. Is the largest manufacturer of cold-rolled medium and high carbon steel strip in South Korea.
To increase added value, the company decided to invest in state-of-the-art technology; an EBNER HICON/H2Q hardening and tempering line which will be the first facility of its kind in East Asia.
The unrivaled quenching technology using hydrogen, improved product quality and high facility efficiency were key factors in the decision for HICON/H2Q.
In February, an order was placed with EBNER for the heat treatment section of the new hardening and tempering line. The customer will order the strip handling gear from a local supplier.
The scope of supply includes an austenitizing furnace, the HICON/H2Q hydrogen quenching system, a FlexFlat martensite cooler with SmartFlat automatic flatness supervision system, a leveling furnace and an atmosphere jet cooler. A combined bainite / pearlite transformation zone will also be supplied, allowing the facility to be configured to produce these materials.
Medium and high carbon steel strip will be hardened and tempered in the EBNER HICON/H2Q facility starting in the summer of 2021.
Aleris Rolled Products Germany increases its homogenizing capacity.
In the first quarter of 2020, Aleris Rolled Products Germany (Koblenz, Germany) placed an order with Austrian furnace supplier EBNER Industrieofenbau for the delivery, turnkey installation and commissioning of an additional HICON batch-type furnace to homogenize cast aluminum slab. The furnace accepts charges of up to 180 t.
Also included in the scope of supply and services is a charger for loading and unloading the furnace facility. This charger will also be employed to charge all of the already-existing furnaces.
Primary advantages provided by the additional equipment include:
- An additional increase in facility availability
- Increased speeds when exchanging charges / reduction of facility downtime, leading to increased throughput
The facility will start production around the end of 2021.
Aleris Rolled Products Germany, based in Koblenz, has been a customer of EBNER Industrieofenbau for 40 years. Aleris primarily manufactures products for the aerospace industry, but their products also find applications in the automotive and other industrial sectors.
HICONSABER - A NEXT GENERATION EBNER FACILITY.
The first fully-automatic EBNER HICON/H2® bell annealer facility has successfully started production.
Wieland Austria, based in Amstetten, Lower Austria, has been a leading manufacturer of copper and copper alloy specialty tube and long products for many years. The company has now placed its trust in new bell annealer technology from EBNER.
The new charging concept was first announced by EBNER at the WIRE & TUBE 2018 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. Only three months later, Wieland Austria was convinced by the new concept and an order was placed for the turn-key delivery of a HICON/H2® bell annealer facility to heat treat copper and copper alloy LWC coils.
NEW HICON vertical strand annealer to harden and temper bar and tube.
Since the early 90s of the last century, ALUnna has had an EBNER vertical strand annealer installed at its works and has been operating it with great success.
Alongside the desire to increase production, this fact is one of the primary reasons why Aluminiumwerk Unna has placed an order with EBNER for a new HICON vertical strand annealer facility to harden and temper bar and tube. The order was placed in February, 2020.
The facility consists of a vertical strand annealing furnace, a water quenching well, two drying wells, a charging well, a charging station and associated equipment.
As the majority of the heat treated material will be supplied to the aerospace industry, the facility is designed to fulfill all requirements of the AMS standards. The facility will be commissioned in May, 2021.
Indian stainless steel producer places order with EBNER for a HICON/H2 bright annealing line for CrNi strip.
Jindal Stainless Group is one of the largest producers of stainless steel in the world and has plants in Hisar and in Jajpur. They have invested in a HICON/H2® strand annealer to produce precision strip at their Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited plant.
HICON/H2® bright annealing line
The Hisar plant has a production capacity of 0.8 million tonnes per year and will anneal material grades such as AISI 200 series (CrMn), AISI-300 series (CrNi) and AISI-400 series in the new EBNER facility.
The HICON/H2® strand annealer, which features a muffle with a heated length of 18.5 meters, is also equipped with a hydrogen jet cooler. The strip handling gear and degreasing system will be provided by the customer.
The facility will be delivered in the first quarter of 2020 and the start of production is scheduled for the beginning of 2021.
China's Jiang Yin Xing Cheng Alloy Material Co., Ltd. places an order for the world's largest volume HICON/H2 bell annealer facility for wire.
During the pre-project phase, a number of different potential facility sizes were discussed. In the end, however, after taking into account coil data and the desired charge weight, a choice was made to install what will be the world’s largest HICON /H2 ® bell annealer facility, when measured in terms of volume.
With an effective workload space diameter of 4550 mm and a charging height of 5900 mm, 24 wire coils weighing 2 tons each can be charged at each workbase. The reference charge thus weighs 48 tons.
The scope of supply includes 2 gas-fired heating bells, 2 workbases, 1 air cooling bell, 2 inner covers, 2 valve stands, an electrical control center that includes a visualization system and supplementary equipment. A coil carrier tipper will be supplied along with the facility.
The facility will be capable of heat treating over 20,000 tons of steel wire per year, and is scheduled to be handed over to the customer following turn-key installation and commissioning in July, 2020.
Masteel once again turns to EBNER to expand a bell annealer facility.
Masteel Special Steel Company, based in Maanshan City, China, has placed an order with EBNER to expand an existing HICON /H2 ® bell annealer facility.
Accepting charges with maximum diameters of 4050 mm and maximum heights of 4600 mm, up to 35 tons of steel wire can be charged.
The customer has the capability of annealing scaled wire rod in straight nitrogen atmosphere, or drawn wire in 100 % hydrogen atmosphere.
The scope of supply includes two gas-fired heating bells, three workbases, one air cooling bell and the associated electrical systems. The new facility components will be tied into the existing shared facilities.
Turn-key installation is included in the package, and the facility is scheduled to start production at the end of April, 2020.