July 8, 2015
Olympic Launches Leveler at Winder
Olympic Steel, Inc., Cleveland, has commissioned a new cut-to-length stretcher leveler at its Winder, Ga., facility. The operation processes and distributes flat-rolled steel for the Southeast market.
The new line features the Hawkeye Flatness Detection System and was custom designed and built by Butech Bliss, Salem, Ohio. It processes steel coils weighing up to 30 tons at speeds up to 150 feet per minute in a wide range of thicknesses and yield strengths. The line can handle hot-rolled, pickled and oiled steel up to 74 inches wide and 0.5 inch thick for a wide variety of applications.
"To satisfy demand for higher strength steel able to withstand complicated laser cutting and other tight-tolerance downstream operations, Olympic Steel has long provided fabricators with perfectly leveled materials containing no coil memory, and thereby eliminating residual spring back," says Sean Heenan, general manager of the Winder operation. "This equipment has been strategically located to serve manufacturers in the Southeast and complements our existing stretcher leveler line and three temper mills located throughout the U.S."