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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant Launches Welded Beam Production

20September2017
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, part of Mechel Group) launched production of welded beam. The new facility will enable the plant to expand its construction product range. The first batch of welded beams will be shipped off to customers later this month.

Production of welded beam was set up in one of the plant’s rolling workshops. The new facility was equipped with a gas-cutting machine, welders and machining units.

Welded beam is made from rolled flats of required width, which is first cut into blanks which are then automatically welded into beams. The beam’s depth can reach up to a meter and a half, which makes it impossible to produce such beams by hot rolling. During the machining process, the beams are drilled and grooves and angles are created as per a client’s specifications.

Launching this new workshop will make Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant Russia’s only producer of both hot-rolled and welded beams from the plant’s own steel. The plant produces hot-rolled beams since 2013, when the universal rolling mill was launched. Today the mill has mastered production of 46 types of beams, with the largest 60 cm deep, and launching production of welded beams will expand the plant’s beam production range to beams 150 cm deep.

Beams are sold to Russian metalworks, wagon-building plants and steelmakers. This product is used for making framings of industrial and residential buildings, trade centers, automobile and railway bridges. In late 2016, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant began exporting its beams.

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