Nucor adds temper mill to cut-to-length line

Atlanta—A new wide temper mill will be added to Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.’s existing cut-to-length line, under a recent contract with Siemens Metals Technologies Div.

By Control Engineering Staff July 2, 2007

Atlanta —A new wide temper mill will be added to Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.’s existing cut-to-length line, under a recent contract with Siemens Metals Technologies Div . The 4-high temper mill will be equipped with hydraulic gap cylinders and an electrical and automation package of drives, high-speed stand controller, laser-speed sensors for automatic elongation control, and an adaptive temper rolling model. The amount of the contract was not disclosed.
Nucor produces a wide range of carbon, high-strength low-alloy, hot-rolled coil, cut-to-length, and discrete plate using state-of-the-art Steckel Mill technology for structural and pressure vessel applications.
In addition to the temper mill, the contract with Siemens includes the replacement of the exiting pay-off reel, coil car, coil preparation equipment, and new entry guiding system. The engineering, manufacturing, and installation will occur during 2007. Commissioning of the mill is scheduled to begin in first quarter, 2008.
—Edited by Lisa Sutor , Control Engineering daily news desk