Baoshan Iron & Steel’s recently installed PL25 peeling machine from Danieli is claimed to process bar diameters ranging from 50mm to 125mm.

According to Danieli, the PL125’s change-over time minimisation system ensures high plant utilisation, even where small production lots are concerned, which is typical of the sector.

Danieli claims that the PL125 incorporates a number of unique design features, such as an automatic re-adjustment tool system that guarantees ‘excellent dimensional tolerances of peeled products’, and an under-load tool set-up that compensates for peeling tool wear during operation, according to the continuous measurement of the actual peeled diameter. A high-pressure tool-cooling system ensures optimal process temperature, preserving tool service life.

Danieli claims that Baosteel will be ‘gaining a finishing machine with a highly automated and stable process that requires only minimal manpower’ and describes the Chinese steelmaker’s purchase as ‘a small investment that will add a high value’.