STEEL BELT CONVEYORS FOR SEVERE CONDITIONS since 1929

FERALPI

THE CHALLENGE

In June 2015, after a fruitful meeting during GIFA 2015 exhibition, Feralpi management involved Magaldi in an important project for its new 200 t/h heavy metal scrap preparation process.
The aim of the project was to put into operation the new metal separation system, equipped with the best available technlogies, within the end of 2016.

 

THE CUSTOMER

Feralpi Group, one of the main European iron&steel producers, is specialized in steel for building construction.
Founded in 1968 in Lonato del Garda (120 km far from Milan), Feralpi Group has grown up to reach a yearly production of more than 2 million tons of steel, employing 1300 people in Italy and Europe.
Its facilities are equipped with steel scrap shredding machines and metal separation systems.

 

THE SOLUTION

Feralpi’s request for a system able to guarantee the continuous and dependable handling and preparation process of 200 t/h of heavy metal scraps was satisfied by installing a Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor. In fact, the patented Magaldi Superbelt® technology ensures the highest level of dependability for continuous conveying under severe conditions.
Feralpi’s steel plant applies an EAF for the steel melting and the continuous casting system for the billets produced to feed the steel mill. According to the plant layout, after the cleaning treatment of the material, scraps are directly conveyed by the Magaldi Superbelt® to the metal preparation area for furnace feeding.
The Magaldi Superbelt® provides the continuous scraps conveyance, avoiding any production stoppage while offering a safe working place and reducing the use of lifting machineries.
The Magaldi Superbelt® dependability is its main feature, assuring the operation even in case of belt damage. In fact, the sudden failure of any part of the conveyor does not stop the production, allowing to operate the belt until the next scheduled outage.
Furthermore, the closer pitch of the carrying idlers at the loading point offers an optimal weight distribution on a wide surface to dispers the kinetic energy due to the loading of the heavy metal scraps.

Considering the heavy duty design of the application developed for Feralpi, the Magaldi Superbelt® provides the following features:

Once again, the Magaldi Superbelt® technology has confirmed its several advantages for continuous and reliable steel scrap handling, combined with a very short payback period.

 

 

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