International technology group Andritz has received an order from Ternium in Pesquería near Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, to supply a new high-end push pickling line (PPL), designed for advanced high-strength steel grades. The new line will have an annual capacity of 550,000 metric tons and will be used mainly for the automotive and home appliance industry. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2024.
Andritz scope of supply comprises the complete mechanical strip transport equipment with high precision leveler for PPL, complete automation packages Level 1 & Level 2. The high-end processing line is equipped with the latest Andritz process technology, including high-turbulence hydrochloric acid pickling, compact rinsing and drying sections specially designed for push pickling lines.
- Push pickling line capable to process extra wide strips.
- High precision leveler for best possible flatness correction.
- Polypropylene pickling and rinsing tank for easy installation and maintenance according to the latest Andritz technology.
- Specially designed compact edge blower and dryer.
The customer’s decision to award the order to Andritz was based on Andritz’s successful reference plants in the USA, which are currently considered the benchmark in the field of advanced high-strength steel pickling.
Ternium Industrial Center, in Pesqueria, is one of the most modern industrial complexes in the world. This facility in northeastern Mexico began operations in 2013. This push pickling line is part of Ternium’s newest investments for its development plans in the Americas, in which Andritz is proud to be part of.