Ilsenburger Grobblech Ilsenburg
Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH produces around 800,000 t of heavy plate per year. The product range of includes general structural steels, heat-resistant and low-temperature steels for pressure vessels, shipbuilding steels, case-hardening and heat-treatable steels, rust-resistant and acid-resistant steels, extra-tough steels as well as high-strength and wear-resistant steels.
Successful "first plate" produced on the X-Roll® MultiFlex-Quench from SMS group at Ilsenburger Grobblech
Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH successfully heated the first plate in heat treatment furnace 1 and cooled it on the new X-Roll® MultiFlex-Quench (MFQ) from SMS group ( www.sms-group.com ) . The tightly coordinated and targeted cooperation in the assembly and cold start-up phase meant that the demanding target date for the "first sheet" could be missed by eight days.
The MFQ plant is part of a new, energy-efficient heat treatment line that SMS has supplied to the subsidiary of the Salzgitter Group.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 800000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
This plant produces the following type of products:
The industrial production in Ilsenburg (Saxony-Anhalt) has an extraordinary long tradition. The original copper smelter “Ilsenburger Kupferhammer” was founded in 1595.
Nevertheless the first water-driven rolling mill was built much later – in 1841, for hot rolling and shaping of copper and lead products. In 1906 the “Hirsch Kupfer- und Messingwerker AG” were founded, which soon became the most modern copper plant in Europe.
The first attempts of steel hot rolling were made in 1934.
In 1948, the “VEB Kupfer- und Blachwalzwerk Ilsenburg” was established within the Soviet occupation zone, and the hot-rolled steel plate became the leading part of the production range.
The rolling mill became fully independent in 1989 and known as “Walzwerk Ilsenburg GmbH” for some time. Since 2001 the plant became a subsidiary of Salzgitter AG.