OMK to Install New Coil Splitter at Its Facility in Tatarstan to Reduce Order Lead Times

The Almetyevsk Pipe Mill (AO ATZ, Republic of Tatarstan, a United Metallurgical Company (OMK) subsidiary) will install a new coil slitter capable of handling metal with a gage of 4.5 to 8.0 mm. This project that cost 200,000,000 rubles will enable the mill to respond to customer orders more quickly and to reduce order lead times.

The machine with a capacity of over 125,000 tons a year is scheduled to be placed in operation in mid-2021. It will supplement the existing slitter designed for metal with a gage of between 0.4 and 4.5 mm. At the moment, metal coils of 4.5 to 8 mm are being procured by the Almetyevsk Pipe Mill in slit condition for specific pipe OD sizes.

The equipment delivery contract was awarded to MMS INTERNATIONAL of South Korea. The slitter will assure excellent post-cut edge quality at a cutting speed of 120 m per minute whereas unique equipment technology will help change over to other sizes very quickly.

A location has already been prepared for the new slitter, the lighting system has been upgraded, equipment drawings have been received and approved.

“When the new slitter comes on stream it will improve the service for our customers by helping fill orders more quickly. In addition, we will be able to offer them a new product: steel strip cut to customer requirements”, noter ATZ Managing Director Artur Pleshkov.

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