The new texturing machine by Herkules has proven a success already. A PTM 200 (up to 32 / optionally 36 electrodes) has been installed for the Russian steel manufacturer Severstal and stood the factory acceptance test with no reservations within a very short period of time. It is now already in operation in Severstal’s new cold rolling mill that has been built by the SMS group.
The high-performance texturing machine PTM 200 is equipped with a new generator generation that is currently the most powerful one in the market. Another advantage is the concept of travelling electrodes in an open work tank of dielectric fluid with excellent texturing characteristics.
The properties of the PTM 200 have been tested in the area of Ra 0,6 μm to Ra 9,6 μm with the corresponding peak counts of RPc 230 - 30 – to the customer’s full satisfaction. The roll profiles to be textured ranged from cylindrical rolls to sinus, CVC® Plus and CVC® PlusPlus profiles.
The completed factory acceptance test proves this innovation in texturing technology a success. Further developments in this area are already approved by the technical concept planning and are currently under construction – at the beginning of 2017, Herkules will present the brand new texturing machine PTM 500 with up to 80 electrodes.