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...and the INTECO ASMET award goes to Dr. Peter Presoly

Dr. Peter Presoly

For the 5th time in a row INTECO awarded a prize in cooperation with the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials for a scientific paper. What the jury looked for and found was innovative spirit, determination and diligence.

As part of the ASMET Forum of Metallurgy, taking place on the 19th of May at the University of Leoben the winning scientific paper of the INTECO ASMET Award was introduced. This year the trophy, a creation of the Austrian artist Herbert Gahr, was presented to DI Dr. mont. Peter Presoly for his PhD thesis “Influence of alloying elements on the hypo-peritectic phase transformation in steels” by Dr. Wolfgang Holzgruber, found of INTECO.

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Two impressive results for INTECO at Ruspolymet: First Heat and FAC

First Heat with the new ESR

In April 2015 INTECO was able to reach two important milestones at its Russian prime customer Ruspolymet.

Beginning of this month the first heat was successfully carried out at the INTECO ESR plant. This 10t combined short collar- and static mold plant can produce ingots with a diameter of 750 mm and uses electrodes from the INTECO VIM plant.

 

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INTECO Group buys patents and further intellectual property rights from Fuchs Group

In March 2015, the worldwide supplier of the steel industry INTECO has acquired all patents and further intellectual property rights of the companies Fuchs Technology GmbH, Fuchs Engineering GmbH and Fuchs Products GmbH.

 

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INTECO team excited about first heat at BGH Lippendorf

End of February the INTECO start up team and local staff carried out the first heat with the new VAR furnace at regular customer BGH Lippendorf.

 

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INTECO Group to build caster for Jiangsu Sha Gang, China

In December 2014 the INTECO Group was awarded with the engineering and delivery of a new 5 strand bloom caster by Jiangsu Sha Gang Group. Jiangsu Sha Gang is located in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China and ranges among the top ten steel producers worldwide with an annual production capacity of over 35 million tons.

The new 5-strand caster is designed for a bloom size of 300 × 400 mm and shall be used to produce engineering steels, spring steels and bearing steels as well as highest-quality tire cord grades. INTECO will be responsible for the complete engineering and supply of key mechanical components, electrics, Level 1 and Level 2 automation with technological packages as well as implementation and commissioning services.

The caster is a 9 m vertical bending machine, featuring latest state-of-the-art developments such as INTECO TBR’s high precision mould level master, hydraulic oscillation, dynamic air-mist spray cooling, dynamic mechanical soft reduction based on INTECO’s high-end 3D solidification model, on line bloom surface temperature measurement and on line quenching. As a last highlight, the direct link to Sha Gang’s rolling mill with hot charging facilities must be mentioned.

The delivery of equipment for this project will be in late 2015 and the first heat is planned for mid-2016.

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