Hagen-based Hoesch Hohenlimburg, a German supplier of hot-rolled steel strip, which is mainly used for special applications in the cold-rolled and automotive industries, has recently upgraded the drive trains of the plant’s first two finishing stands (G11 and G12) with a view to boosting rolling force.

Hoesch Hohenlimburg, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, awarded Danieli Transmission the contract to supply new gearboxes, safety couplings and oil-lubricated spindles in order to increase torque and power to the rolling stands.

According to Danieli, ‘one of the main challenges was to avoid making any change to the civil works and re-utilise the anchor bolts of the existing equipment’.

The project was completed on time over a nine-month period and was carried out during a planned shutdown of the mill.