Wuppermann expands production range in Hungary

Wuppermann Hungary has commissioned a new automatic scrap chopper (ASC) double-head side trimmer in the outlet area of the combined pickling and hot-dip galvanizing line.

With the new side trimmer, the Hungarian unit of German coil processor Wuppermann, located in the port of Győr-Gönyű, aims to improve the flatness and evenness of its products. The steel strip can now be used in other areas with particularly high demands on the flatness of the material, Kallanish hears from the company. As examples, it cites the production of panels with laser cutting quality by steel service centres, or in switch cabinet construction.

The new ASC side trimmer is used for trimming pickled as well as galvanized steel strips with zinc or zinc-magnesium coating. The production range is trimmed strip widths from 700 to 1,600mm and strip thicknesses of 1-6mm. The new trimming unit was developed for operation in a continuously operating strip processing line.

With the twin-blade cutterhead system from SMS, Wuppermann can significantly reduce processing costs required for knife resharpening and save material at the same time.  If one edge is worn, the knife can still be used. It is simply turned over after loosening the knife clamping piece, the company explains.

Wuppermann notes that it has already had good experience with the ASC double-head side trimmer at its unit in Moerdijk, the Netherlands.

Christian Koehl Germany