4 large high-performance abrasive cut-off machines with complete peripheral equipment for Shandong Laiwu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.

Together, the Austrian BRAUN Maschinenfabrik GmbH, leading manufacturer of cutting and grinding machines for the steel industry and its Chinese subsidiary, BRAUN Machine Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd. have received the so far largest order in the 170 years long history of BRAUN:


Shandong Laiwu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., a company belonging to the Shandong Iron and Steel Group, Ltd. (SISG), the worldwide twelfth largest steel producer, awarded the contract for the high-performance abrasive cutting facilities with associated equipment required for the newly built bar mill in Laiwu, Shandong province, to BRAUN.


The scope of supply comprises 4 traverse abrasive cut-off machines, type TS 16 F (suitable for the utilization of cutting wheels up to 1,650 mm diameter), all associated peripheral material transport and handling equipment, as well as the complete electrics and automation system. While the complete engineering and all key equipment comes from BRAUN’s main plant in Vöcklabruck, the peripheral components will be supplied by BRAUN China.


BRAUN will also carry-out the supervision of the erection work, the commissioning of the equipment and the training of the customer’s personnel.


SISG’s new bar mill in laiwu is designed for an annual capacity of 800,000 metric tons and will produce bars with diameters from 50 up to 130 mm. Commissioning is scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2019.