More than 150 customers from all over the world, mainly steel fabricators, were invited on October 18 to discover the world’s largest roller straightener ever built for sections, the brand-new cold-saw and more upgraded equipment installed at the revamped finishing line of the Differdange mill.
CEO Long products Europe
The finishing area is an important part of the quality chain for high added value products featured in landmark buildings all around the world – from the One World Trade Center in NYC to the Shanghai Financial Center. After going through the Electric arc furnace, the continuous casting and the rolling mill, the beams are there reinforced through the QST (Quenching and Self-Tempering) process and then straightened, cut into customer length, marked, and shipped.
CMO Sections & Merchant Bars
Colleagues from Differdange guided the customers through the plant and present the full scope of the investments made and their main benefits:
- Consistency of straightness and geometrical tolerances
- Faster shipment
- Improved delivery reliability
- Improved “look and feel” of the sections
- Ultimate reference for Architects and Structural Engineers across the globe for heavy sections
Carlo Koepp, CEO ArcelorMittal Differdange
Differdange roller straightener
All customers finally gathered with the production and commercial teams at the Mudam (Luxembourg Modern Art Museum designed by Ieoh Ming Pei) in Luxembourg-city to enjoy a guided tour and convivial moments together.
“Differdange Sections are ultimate reference for Architects and Structural Engineers across the globe” concluded Tapas Rajderkar, CEO Sections & Merchant Bars