Global steel production will increase dramatically in the years ahead. The globalisation of the steel industry is not yet complete. Every year, new steel-making companies are being newly formed, with production plants on every continent. The trend is similar in the case of the aluminium industry and the producers of non-ferrous metals.
Special nozzles and systems for every field of application
Most metallurgical plant and machine builders are already organised and active globally. Process optimisations, along with new technologies, enable production capacities to be permanently increased and the product quality of the metals produced to be further improved. Nozzles and nozzle systems play an important role here in all production stages.
The following basic requirements must be met for a successful partnership:
Lechler meets these requirements in full.
With production facilities in Germany, the USA, England, Hungary, India and China, sales offices in France, Spain, the BENELUX countries, Sweden and Finland, and representatives in over 25 countries, Lechler has a global network of service stations.
This guarantees technical support for plant operators, a supply of spare parts and ongoing training of maintenance staff throughout the world.
Leadership in technology
We use advanced design and production technologies.
combined with unsurpassed nozzle know-how allow us to find the optimum technical solutions.
A worldwide service network
A supply of spare parts and technically competent after-sales service are
The plant builder’s partner
With its innovative nozzle solutions, Lechler is always involved in the introduction of new technologies and also in the continuous further development of conventional processes.
As an active member of many different national and international associations (VDMA, VDEH, AIST, S.E.A.I. & S.I., ATS and EUnited) and via numerous
technical publications, Lechler has become very familiar with the subject matter.
Participation in EU research projects (RFCS) also has increasing Lechler’s technological competence as its goal.
Of course, you as our client also profit from this. Significant changes to operating conditions with regard to throughput capacity and the product quality demands of modern materials can arise over the course of the very long service lives of metallurgical machinery.
Today the production of a wide range of material qualities also demands a much
greater flexibility in the operating procedures and in maintenance. This is where existing plants often reach their limits.
Besides the construction of new plants, one alternative can be the optimisation of existing ones. The most common reasons for this are:
In most cases, the decision involves a combination of the above reasons. It is therefore important for the aims to be clearly defined.
Lechler nozzle configuration
An optimum nozzle configuration is the main prerequisite for fulfilling the production and quality specifications of all plants.
New nozzle solutions open up many different possibilities for saving costs. The optimisation of nozzle systems can also make a significant contribution towards increasing production, quality and flexibility. With the help of Lechler’s own PC-based simulation programs, we can analyse the current situation and make optimisation suggestions based on state-of-the-art nozzle technology..
Roll cooling in hot- and cold rolling mills (steel, aluminium and non-ferrous) and also secondary cooling in continuous casting machines for steel are very complex systems and form part of the complete production processes.
The full optimisation potential can often be determined only via a precise study of all the important details. Lechler system audits include an evaluation of the existing production, performance and quality data, along with a care-fully documented final report which, in addition to the collected and analysed data,
also contains suggestions for optimising your system.