Chinese company Hubei Xin Yegang Special Tube, has rolled the first tube on the world’s largest Assel mill

The mill was supplied by SMS Meer, Mönchengladbach, Germany, which received the order to supply the mill in July 2007 with construction beginning in May 2009.

The mill is designed for the production of seamless tubes in the diameter range from 219 to 500mm, predominantly for structurals. The design capacity of the mill is 420kt/y. SMS Meer’s supply includes a KSW 1500 VL cone-type piercer for piercing billet diameters up to 460mm and the core machine, an Assel mill AM 1100