Together with the steel plant's project-/ operating- and maintenance staff, KSK was able to plan, manufacture, install and commission the newly revamped wire spool-in system for the ladle furnace. The new fourfold spool-in system allows the customer to alloy additives more precisely and with a greater diversity. Also, the entire system was further enhanced in terms of occupational safety and exhaust ventilation.
At the beginning of the project, the existing plant was captured by KSK Concept & Engineering's 3D laser scanner. On this basis, we were able to conceptualise and model the new wire spool-in system collision-free in a very confined space (incl. a new, water-cooled spool-in nozzle integrated into the ladle furnace and a telescopic tube with a bayonet shear). Also, the electrical part of the spool-in system was designed from the scratch and fitted with new switchboards and software, which was integrated into the existing system by KSK Automation.
After the revamp during the winter shutdown, the new spool-in system was finally commissioned successfully (for test operation) at the beginning of the new year.
We wish Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co. KG success with their new fourfold wire spool-in system and gratefully acknowledge the very pleasant and fruitful collaboration!