Thainox Stainless of Thailand has placed an order with Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group to supply the automation and drive systems for a stainless-steel cold rolling mill. The project includes the basic automation as well as all the main and auxiliary drives.
The new cold rolling mill is scheduled to start production at the end of 2007. Financial details have not been disclosed.
With an annual production of 200,000 tonnes and a market share of over 60 per cent, the Thainox Group is the leading manufacturer of cold rolled stainless steel in Thailand. Thainox is expanding its factory in Rayong by adding a Sendzimir reversing cluster mill. The new cold rolling mill will be built by an international consortium headed by the French steel company DMS.
Siemens is supplying the power distribution equipment, the main and auxiliary drives as well as the flatness measurement and control system. Siemens is also responsible for installing and cabling all the components as well as for commissioning and customer training.