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    • June

      15

      2017
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    Four Types of Rolling Mills

    Four Types of Rolling Mills

    In the past two articles we briefly outlined rolling mills, and also expounded on three different types.   In this article, we will finish the series outlining the differences between a four-high rolling mill, cluster rolling mill, continuous mill and a planetary rolling mill. At American Steel, we believe understanding the differences will help our customers

    • March

      27

      2017
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    What Are Banding, Packaging And Wrapping Lines?

    What Are Banding, Packaging And Wrapping Lines?

    When processed steel is complete and ready to be shipped, it needs to be packaged, banded or wrapped before leaving the mill.  Banding lines, which are also known as coil packaging lines, are vital to your operation as it doesn’t matter how quickly you handle the slit coils or blanks, if you can’t get them

    • February

      3

      2017
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    Embossing

    Embossing

    Many architectural materials are embossed for beauty and appearance.  Metals can be embossed and painted to look like wood.  The inside of an elevator has embossed material. Some cold rolled is rolled with a satin finish so that it has more area to fuse to the paint or galvanized surface.  Spiral grooves are embossed on

    • January

      19

      2017
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    Rolling Mill Aprons & High Torque Spindles

    Rolling Mill Aprons & High Torque Spindles

    All rolling mills should be equipped with an apron to feed and receive the part or strip. The material can be niobium, tantalum, titanium, or aluminum.  These rolling mills require very large separating forces and an apron to feed and receive the small pieces at the passline of the rolls.  These high strength aprons are

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