Future-oriented solutions for demanding products

The Continuous Annealing Lines are essential for ensuring precisely controlled metallurgical properties and high processing speeds.

The Continuous Annealing Lines from Clecim can integrate a flexible, multi-zone furnace from various suppliers, able to process a broad range of steel grades and dimensions at very high speeds. Line equipment includes fully automatic coil handling, Claser welder, highly efficient strip-cleaning, Skin-Pass Mill, Side Trimmer, and accommodates state-of-the-art drives and automation solutions.


Continuous Annealing Line

The Continuous Annealing Line is the unique solution to enable large production of the highest strip quality in respect to the most difficult steel grades to be annealed as per market requirement.

Clecim will integrate in one solution the best technologies for furnace, line equipment and automation, associated with process expertise to reach the expectations of our clients. As a Clecim’s client, your expectation will be reached by the best technologies for line equipment and automation, associated with process expertise. These solutions are proven reliable and optimized in regards of operation and maintenance cost.

Main benefits:
  • Numerous references and many years of experience

  • Overall responsibility capability and global expertise

  • Internal solutions for Mechanical, Furnace, Automation, and In-house mechatronic machines (see below)

  • Through-Process Know-How support services (i.e. product grades development, metallurgy including upstream expertise, etc.)

  • Through-Process Quality Control packages (i.e. coil grading)

Mechatronic machines for Continuous Annealing Lines

In-house mechatronic machines designed, assembled and tested in our factory:

  • Laser welding machine (pioneer in solid state laser cutting and welding)

  • Skin-Pass Mill (4-high or 6-high), Tension Leveler (more than 400 references worldwide)

  • Inline Mechanical properties gauge

  • SIAS® Automatic Strip Surface Inspection System

  • Turret-type Side Trimmer with flying width adjustment and Scrap Chopper

  • In-line strip printer

Reference Story: High technology to serve automotive export market and high quality in household appliances

HBIS Group Tangshan Iron & Steel Company (HBIS TANGSTEEL), Tangshan PR China

Plant type
Continuous Annealing Line at CRM2

Technical Data
Annual capacity: 750,000 tons
Strip thickness: 0.2–2.5 mm
Strip width: 700-1600 mm
Processing speed: 420 m/min

Clecim’s solution
This Continuous Annealing Line serves the automotive market (exposed and non-exposed parts up to AHSS) as well as high quality applications in household appliances.
With the provided process & quality know-how package, a new market opportunity has been offered to HBIS Group and the CRM2 (PLTCM, CAL, CGL4, CGL5, CGL6 supplied by Clecim) is now the pilot plant of the HBIS Group for automotive market.

Continuous Annealing Line, « Skin-Pass Mill », HBIS Tangshan, PR China
Continuous Annealing Line, Masteel, Maashan, PR China
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