ArcelorMittal Ruhrort of Germany has awarded Sund Birsta the contract for revamping its compactor using SBHX5 strapping heads with a view to increasing plant performances.

A limited mill stop will facilitate the installation of the strapping heads later this year.

The design of the Sund Birsta SBHX5 head is based on many years of operating experience, according to the company. It is claimed to make a ‘strong and safe joint that will not open up even if coils are handled repeatedly in the distribution chain’.

Minimal maintenance stops will ensure maximum rolling mill output, claims Sund Birsta.