Australian design engineering and fabrication specialist, Leussink Engineering
has successfully partnered with German precision flat bearings supplier Corts Engineering on refurbishments of rolling mills.
The partnership’s latest project in Australia involving the refurbishment of an old rolling mill roughing stand for BlueScope Steel was so successful that the client has expressed a strong interest for the Corts-Leussink alliance to refurbish its chocks on the same hot strip mill to incorporate Corts bearings.
According to Leussink Director and Design Engineer, Mr Jason Leussink, the project was an instant success for the alliance and has broken new ground at BlueScope Steel. The project was BlueScope’s first attempt to machine the ‘heart’ of its operation with the intent to renew its lifespan and have it turning over as good as new.
The Corts-Leussink partnership between Leussink Engineering and Corts Engineering has opened the doors for all Australian rolling mills to vastly extend their lifespan through a unique capability that can completely refurbish some of the oldest rolling mills in the country to original specification, extending their lifespan to remain a part of the Australian manufacturing sector.
Each refurbishment project begins with taking a holistic approach that includes a thorough laser-based survey of all components and their current structural integrity. Extensive planning is then done to bring the facility back to the level it was when it was brand new OEM design specification.
This process combines the expertise of Corts-Leussink, surveyors, on-site machine operators and mechanical engineers who help collect the relevant data and modify the current status back to OEM specification.