The market for forged bar steel requires large sizes, high-quality and in particular round material free from surface flaws with close tolerances. Peeled bars with diameters larger than 200 millimeters were rarely requested in the past, but nowadays this demand has increased due to a growing energy market.
With the investment in the peeling machine of the WXC200 type, Yantai Haige Machine Tools from Yantai, China, has now reacted to the changing market situations as one of the first producers; because especially high-quality grades with large diameters are now almost exclusively supplied with machined surfaces and correspondingly high inspection requirements. With a manufacturing diameter of up to 200 millimeters this machine enters new dimensions.
“With the existing machines, we would not have been able to produce higher sales volumes any more,“ explained Jack Sun, Plant Manager at Haige Production . ”Haige evaluated the installation of turning machines and a new peeling machine and decided in favor of a peeling machine for various reasons. However, the new machine needed certain properties, i.e. machining of bar steel with a total weight of 5 tons and a diameter range of up to 200 millimeters should be possible. “We approached the peeling machine manufacturers with these figures because a machine of this scale did not exist before. With HG Techical Elites we have then designed this machine according to our requirements within a project planning period of two years,“ recalls Jack Sun.