The new advanced quench-and-temper facility (AQTF) heat-treatment line supplied by SMS group to TimkenSteel at its Gambrinus Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio, commenced full commercial production. Extensive testing was successfully completed in November 2017. The line is able to treat 10 tons per hour of bars and heavy-walled tubes up to 13 inches in diameter.
TimkenSteel has started processing customer orders at its newest heat-treatment asset, an advanced quench-and-temper facility. The addition of the $40 million facility, located at the company's Gambrinus Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio, increases TimkenSteel's existing quench-and-temper capacity by 50,000 tons, or 45%, and brings the company's total annual heat-treatment capacity to 500,000 process tons. According to TimkenSteel, it is the largest of its four heat-treatment facilities.
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