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SSAB investing Montreal production facility


October 2, 2013
By Rock to Road

September 30, 2013, Montreal, Que. – SSAB is investing in
its manufacturing capabilities at its Montreal production facility in order to
produce higher-quality wear products.

September 30, 2013, Montreal, Que. – SSAB is investing in
its manufacturing capabilities at its Montreal production facility in order to
produce higher-quality wear products.

With this new equipment, SSAB will now offer a comprehensive
line of wear products and solutions combining wear plate, chromium carbide
overlay and extensive manufacturing capabilities with high-level application
knowledge.

Among the site’s new equipment is the state-of-the-art CNC
Drilling, Milling and Thermal Cutting System for fabrication details and plate
components for machinery of all types including mining, forestry, earthmoving
and agricultural equipment. The combined system for cutting and machining of
parts is capable of drilling, couter-sinking, beveling and marking—all in one
machine.

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With this new system, SSAB is able to produce the most
complex wear parts and packages from screen and liner plates to hammers,
cutting edges and more. Further, customers can be assured their parts will be
accurate and precise with the machine’s rack and pinion positioning and
measuring systems along with minimum deflection when machining.

And, because all of these functions are performed on one
system, production rates are much higher resulting in reduced lead times. ”This
is particularly important as unplanned downtime is very costly,” said Patrick
Leclerc, regional sales manager, SSAB. ”In the case of a big quarry or mine,
every hour of unplanned maintenance related to wear part failure may represent
tens of thousands of dollars of lost production.”

With the Montreal site’s new hard-facing production
equipment, SSAB can now supply a wide range of chromium carbide and complex
carbide overlay products. In addition to its Hardox brand, SSAB now offers a
full portfolio of abrasion resistant steel products.