17 October 2023
A new finishing line of high-end steel bars for Acciaierie Valbruna
The investment is part of the strategy to enhance the product quality, the reliability of production processes, and the overall production capacity.
The new bar finishing line is designed to maximize the efficiency and the resource optimization, so to enable a high level of operational process automation. This will reduce operation costs and allow Acciaierie Valbruna to competitively cater to the specific needs of its customers.
An essential aspect of the investment is the improvement of safety in the production processes. By using the best available technologies, the risk of accidents will be minimized, ensuring a safe and sustainable working environment for all employees.
The TAU rolling mill processes a wide range of stainless steels, duplex and super duplex, superalloys, and titanium. The new line will be located after the exit from the existing roughing train, which consists of previously supplied Red Ring stands, and will handle round bars, round-edge square bars, and square billets.
In addition to the new process equipment, the project will include the L1 automation, the software integration with the rolling mill's PLC system, and the software communication with the existing L2 system. POMINI Long Rolling Mills will also provide supervision services for equipment installation and commissioning, and training services to the personnel.
The hot commissioning of the new line is scheduled for the last quarter of 2024.
Established in 1925, Acciaierie Valbruna is a leading producer of high-end special steel long products. Its products in stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium alloys find applications in the most various industries, such as food and pharmaceutical, aerospace, automotive, chemical and petrochemical, construction, energy, mechanical, medical, naval, and many others. The high quality production covers a broad and diverse range of blooms and billets, ingots, rounds, squares, flats, hexagons, angles, wire rod, ribbed and threaded bars. With 2,500 employees and an annual production of 250,000 tons, Acciaierie Valbruna operates four production facilities in Italy, the United States, and Canada, and has a distribution network with 42 branches that strategically ensures a widespread commercial presence in both Italian and international markets (https://www.valbruna-stainless-steel.com/).
POMINI Long Rolling Mills S.r.l. is headquartered in Legnano (Milan, Italy) and specializes in the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of long product hot rolling plants, including bars, commercial profiles, sections, rails, and wire rod in all steel qualities, from carbon steel to special and superalloys.
Red Ring is a registered trademark of POMINI Long Rolling Mills in some countries.