Hyundai Hysco, Korea, has placed the first order for SMS Demag's CVGL facility (Continuous Vertical Galvanizing Line) which will be
incorporated in the existing annealing line (CAL).
After a just four-year period of developing the prototype which was
installed in an existing hot-dip galvanizing line of Wuppermann AG in
Judenburg, Austria, a contract for the supply of the first CVGL has
now been signed with Messrs. Rotem, a company of the Hyundai
The steel strip to be galvanized in the CVGL facility is up to
1,860 mm wide and 0.35 mm to 2.3 mm thick. The production
capacity is approx. 750,000 tpy. The CVGL facility can be used to
produce CQ, DQ, DDQ, EDDQ and HS grades. The line speed is
up to 240 m/min (for GI material) and 190 m/min (for GA material).
The benefits of the facility are the non-contact, free strip travel in
the metal bath, a separate production and storage pot and a short
immersion time which is due to a smaller production pot.
The way in which the CVGL facility is installed allows Hyundai Hysco
to use it both as annealing and hot-dip galvanizing line. The production
process may be chosen according to products which Hyundai
Hysco wishes to make.
Installation has been scheduled for August 2006.