Based in Binzhou, China, Shandong Weiqiao Aluminum recently completed installation of two high-speed trimming lines from Danieli Fröhling. The two lines are now in full production with a capacity of around 460,000 tpy of primarily alloys in the 1xxx, 3xxx, 5xxx, and 8xxx series. The new line produces a main product that is 0.1-1.2 mm thickness and 980-2,150 mm in width, for a maximum coil weight of 30 tons. The maximum strip cutting speed of the trimming lines is 1,500 m/min.
Danieli supplied the entire system, including coil entry side, in-line coil preparation, electrostatic oiling, side trimming, scrap suction, and recoiling at high speed, as well as the auxiliary systems and electrics/automation. The line includes special features, such as in-line preparation with drum shear (head end cropping) at a speed of 200 m/min, a CNC trimming shear for fully automatic adjustment of width, knife immersion and cutting gap, a reliable scrap suction, and a removal system including wet washer unit.
Shandong Weiqiao Aluminum manufactures a variety of aluminum products, including primary aluminum ingot, coil, foil, and alumina. The company is a subsidiary of China Hongqiao Group Limited.