Outokumpu VDM Orders Peeling Line for Forged Products
Outokumpu VDM placed an order with SMS Meer to supply a PMH 320 rotary peeling machine, including finishing equipment, for its plant in Unna, Germany. The peeling line for the new plant section is dedicated to the further processing of forged bars. Outokumpu VDM is increasing its production capacities for high-quality forged products, particularly for the aerospace and oil and gas markets. The peeling machine is used for peeling bars with pipe diameters ranging from 90-330 mm (3.5-13 inches) to finished diameters of between 80-320 mm (3.2-12.6 inches). It will be used primarily for the peeling of nickel-based alloys. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2014. SMS Meer’s scope of supply includes all machine components, tools, auxiliary equipment and conveying facilities, as well as erection, commissioning and training of Outokumpu employees.