ASML contracts SMS group to supply CCM

24 October 2017

Pakistani cold strip producer Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML), located in Karachi, has placed an order with SMS group for the single-source supply of a twin-stand reversing cold mill of the CCM® (Compact Cold Mill) design. This mill, to be designed for an annual capacity of 500,000 tons, is the third CCM® order SMS group has received from Pakistan within a short period.

The CCM® will come with four-high stands and proven CVC® plus roll shifting technology. In combination with positive and negative work roll bending and one X-Shape flatness measurement roll on the entry and one on the exit side, ASML will be able to produce the required strip qualities in widths ranging from 650 to 1,250 millimeters and minimum final gages down to 0.15 millimeters.

SMS group is going to supply the complete electrical and automation systems from a single source. The scope of the X-Pact® automation package will comprise both level 1 and level 2 and the latest of measurement instrumentation for thickness and flatness control.

This mill, which is going to be the third CCM® supplied by SMS to Pakistan, is scheduled to start operation in early 2019.