July 16, 2012
FerrouSouth has announced the installation of what the company says is the most powerful stretcher leveler in the country. The Butech Bliss machine — dubbed "The Eliminator" for its ability to eliminate steel memory — is in operation at FerrouSouth's Iuka, Miss., facility.
The machine can produce more than 4 million lbs. of stretching force to remove internal stress from steel sheets measuring 0.125 to 0.5 in. by 96 in. The resulting material, including ultrahigh-strength steel, is laser flat with no memory, the company states.
The stretcher leveler is installed inline with a Herr-Voss 0.5- by 96-in., 11-roll precision leveler.
FerrouSouth, an operating division of Ferragon Corp., provides toll processing services for hot-rolled steel products.