ArcelorMittal announced the recent commissioning of a state-of-the-art heat treat line at its 4 meters (160”) wide plate facility in Burns Harbor, Indiana, USA. The re-engineered line produces Burns Harbor’s full range of heat treated plate products, while enhancing quality, productivity and customer delivery resulting in both cost and energy savings.
The US$ 60 million investment project was executed over a nine months period from July 2011 to March 2012.
Automated, high-capacity measurement is a necessity, which has been realized through the Shapeline flatness measurement gauge. Installed down-stream from the leveller, the flatness gauge is used to adjust the leveller and verify that the plates meet the requirements.