Coil Packing lines to Hyundai Steel Company in Korea
In the Autumn, 2016 Pesmel and the Hyundai Autoever Corporation entered into an agreement for a fully automatic coil packing line and one through-eye wrapping machine. The equipment will be delivered to the Hyundai Steel Company in Suncheon, South Korea. Both companies are part of the Hyundai Motor Group. The lines will be in function in May 2018. The packing line has state-of-the-art automation level, which has not been done before. Along with the automated packing functions, the packing material change also is fully automated.
The coil packing line and the standalone through-eye wrapping machine will serve both the brand new CGL (continuous galvanizing line) and RCL (recoiling line) and the existing production lines at the Suncheon mill. Pesmel’s ability to deliver highly automated packing systems convinced the customer. The automated packing line will be the first in the world where the packing material change is also fully automated. A traditional automated packing line has four to six operators, but this new line requires only one to supervise and to fill the packing material magazines. The capacity of the line is 20 coils in an hour.
The new coil packing line also changes the packing method at the mill, as the current folded laminated VCI paper will be replaced with environmentally friendly crepe paper and stretch film that are applied using automated TEW (through eye wrapping) technology. TEW technology has proven to be the most effective moisture protection available on the market. The packing materials are all 100% recyclable and there is no need for any chemicals. Mechanical protection e.g. inner, outer, and head protections and straps are individually cut to size and applied automatically. This enables optimal usage of packing materials and brings big annual savings to the mill.
The Suncheon mill has an annual production capacity of 2 million tons of cold-rolled coils, which are mainly used in the automotive industry, but also in home appliances and the construction industry. The packed coils are transported to the end customer for further processing domestically in Korea and abroad. The sensitive and valuable cold-rolled coils require safe and durable packing, which an automated packing line can guarantee.
The packing line packs heavy-duty packages with complete moisture and mechanical protection. The line includes:
- 2-way coil car system throughout the packing line
- Profile control station
- Plastic ID and OD corner protection
- TEW (through-eye wrapping)
- Body wrapping with steel, plastic, and hardboard
- ID corner protection with steel
- Robopack station for ID steel corner protection, headers, and hole protection
- Inner ring protection with steel, plastic, and hardboard
- Header manufacturing station (steel, plastic, and hardboard)
- Eye strapping and automatic OD steel corner protection
- Narrow body protection station
- Circumferential strapping
- Labeling station
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Juha Suksi, VP Sales and Marketing
Tel. +358 20 7009 624
The Hyundai Steel Company operates steel mills equipped with the latest in steelmaking technology in the South Korea locations of Dangjin, Incheon, Pohang, Suncheon, and the Chinese city of Qingdao. The company has expanded its annual production capacity of 22 million tons of steel through constant investments. The Hyundai Steel Company supplies a variety of steel products to domestic and overseas customers, with the main products being hot-rolled coils, cold-rolled coils, steel plates, steel pipes, reinforcing bars, and special steel. The company is the oldest steelmaking company in South Korea and is currently one of the major companies of the Hyundai Motor Group.
Pesmel Oy is an international expert in material handling. The company’s highly automated handling, packing and storaging systems improve mills’ internal logistics and maintains their product quality during transportation. Pesmel’s two main customer groups are the metal and paper industries. Pesmel has delivered over 400 handling and packing projects and approximately 120 storage systems for nearly four decades. The company employs over 150 professionals, of which 100 are situated in Finland.