More tension, more horsepower, more benefits. Greer Steel's latest ...

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Nov 29, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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More
tension,
more
horsepower,
more
benefits.
Greer
Steel’s latest
evidence
of commitment
to
quality:
Recent
upgrades
to
our
Bliss 30”
Roughing
mill
are
providing
customers
with
greater
product
consistency.
The
horsepower
on
the
mill’s
take
-
u
p reels
has
been
increased
from
250hp each
to
400hp each
and
a
new
I
2
S
gauging
system
has
been
installed.
The
upgrade
in
horse
power
allows
higher
tension
to
be
maintained
during rolling,
minimizing
potential
for
tension
related defects.
In
addition,
greater
reductions
can
be made
per
pass,
which
directly
results
in
more
consistent,
flatter
shape.
The
upgrade
to
the
gauging
system
(I
2
S)
increases
the
resolution
of the
system
in
excess of ten
fold
and
results
in
more
refined
control
of the
mill
during rolling,
greater
coil to
coil consistency
and
higher
CpK
values
for
all
finished
products.
Both
of the
upgrades
mentioned
above
have
a
profound
impact
on
Greer
Steel’s ability
to
provide
the
most
consistent
product
available.
Whether
it
is
our
knowledgeable
sales
staff
or
our
equipment,
Greer
Steel is
constantly
striving
to
improve
our
performance
for
you.

Got
metallurgical
questions
?
Greer
has
the answers.
At
Greer
Steel,
we
are
all
about
providing
solutions to
our
customers.
Our
Metallurgical
Lab
is
a
prime
example
of this
philosophy.
Are
you
looking
for
independent
verification
of material
properties
?
Need
insight
on
a
material
related part
failure
?
Developing
a
new
product
and
looking
for
material
and
material
property
options
?
Or,
simply
don’t
have
an
in
-
h
ouse
met
lab
?
Greer
Steel’s Metallurgical
Lab and
technical
staff
can
help you
find the
answers
that
will
add
directly
to
your
bottom
line.
As
a
service
to
our
customers,
Greer
Steel’s Lab can
perform
testing
and
provide
results
on
material
even
if the
material
was
not
originally produced
by
Greer
Steel.
The
Metallurgical
Lab at Greer
Steel’s Dover
facility
is
both
ISO9001 certified
and
A2LA
accredited.
The
lab
is
fully
staffed
by
trained
professionals
and
is
fully
equipped
with
the
appropriate
equipment
necessary to
perform
testing
to:
determine
properties,
analyze
failure
or
aid
in
product
development.
Testing
services
provided
include:
Rockwell,
Olsen
(drawability
test)
Tensile
testing
(Tensile,
Yield, %
Elongation,
r
and
n
values)
Chemical
verification
Structure
analysis (Grain
size,
decarburization,
carbide
size,
internal
cleanliness)
Bend
testing
Surface
finish
(Ra,
Rz,
Rmax,
Peak
count,
RMS,
RS,
DI)
Consider
the
Met
Lab at Greer
Steel your
one
stop
shop
for
all
your
metallurgical
questions
and
needs.
Reduced
part
weight,
lighter
gauges
and
more
parts
per
coil
can
be
yours.
What
is
HSLA
?
High
Strength
Low
Alloy (HSLA) steels
are
a
group
of low-
carbon
steels
that
use
small
amounts
of
alloying
elements
combined
with
cold
work to
attain yield
strengths
of 35ksi
and
higher.
HSLA
steels
are
defined
by
the
minimum
yield
strength
required
for
the
product.
There
are
many
potential
advantages
when
utilizing
HSLA
to
replace
lower
strength,
conventional
low
carbon
material.
The
cross
section or
gauge
of the
finished
part
can
typically
be
reduced by
a
notable
percentage.
This
leads
to:
Lighter
overall
part/assembly
weight

(valuable
for
numerous
industries
ranging from
automotive
to
electronic
and
small
appliance.)
Lighter
parts
(or
starting
material
thickness)
also
provide
the
following
advantages:
More
parts
per
coil
Fewer coil changes
/
set
-
ups
Lower
raw
material
inventory
requirements
Lower
freight
cost
per
part
for
delivery
When
weighing
a
switch
to
HSLA
material,
you
should
consider
the
following
in
your
total
value
analysis:
There
will
be a
cost
premium
associated
with
HSLA
versus
standard
low
carbon.
Typically
the
difference
is
8
-
15%,
dependant on
the
grade
chosen.
However,
if your
part
is
redesigned
to
take
advantage
of the
HSLA’s
higher
yield
strength,
a
reduction in
the
gauge
may
more
than
offset
the
higher
initial
material
cost.
In
applications
designed
to
utilize
extra
deep
draw
low
carbon
material,
the
drawing operations
are
sometimes
too
severe to
allow
utilization
of HSLA.
However,
these types
of
applications
can
be
analyzed
case
by
case
to
determine potential
applicability
for
HSLA.
For
more
information
about
how
Greer
Steel can
help you
realize
the
benefits
of HSLA
in
your
operation
please
contact
us
.
To compare
typical
properties
of HSLA
steels
with
standard
low carbon
grades,

click
here
.
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