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  • Service Centre - Specialist - Narrow Cold Rolling

    With its cold rolling facilities, our Layde steel service centre in Spain can produce materials with stronger mechanical properties and tighter thickness tolerances, as well as high levels of surface quality not achievable at regular steel mills.

    • Heat-treatable steel

      Tata Steel offers a choice of hot-rolled heat-treatable steel. Its chemical composition and the production processes we employ ensure robust, consistent products. 

      Our case-hardening steel is suitable for wear-resistant components that must bear extreme fatigue stress. Our hardenable boron steels are can be processed to meet ultra high-strength requirements.

    • Tougher, wear-resistant boron steels

      With hardenability equivalent to higher carbon and low alloy steels, boron steels provide consistent wear performance and improved levels of toughness.

      So they are ideal for applications like shovels, harrow discs, mower blades, agricultural knives and chain side plates.

    • Intensive machining? Free-cutting steels deliver

      Free-cutting steels are ideal where intensive machining is required, as they increase machining speeds and reduce tool wear.

      Available either with added sulphur and lead (Gemcut) or without, typical applications include keys, contact boards and other parts requiring rapid metal removal.

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    Layde Steel slu

    Bº Eguzkitza, 11

    Ctra. Durango-Elorrio Km 1

    48200 Durango - Bizkaia

    Spain

    General information

    T +34 946 217850

    F +34 946 217868

    Overview

     

    Superior quality

    Layde Steel slu is located in Durango, Spain, very close to the port of Bilbao. This offers very good logistics for our incoming Tata Steel material from the Netherlands and the UK.

    In addition to our service centre activities of slitting and cut-to-length, we also have our own narrow cold-rolling production line. Compared with steel from wide strip mills, our cold-rolling process produces materials with:

    • tighter mechanical properties
    • tighter thickness tolerances
    • better surface quality

    Our cold-rolling process begins with pickled hot-rolled coil – pickled at our own pickling line. This coil is cold-rolled to the customer’s required thickness and subjected to annealing prior to a skinpass. This process combination delivers a level of material ductility that makes our products suitable for a variety of applications.

    Meeting your requirements

    Our cold-rolled material is slit to meet your required width and then packaged for dispatch. We can supply material in the following dimensions:

    • thickness – from 0.2mm to 4.0mm, depending on the grade
    • width - from 10mm to 650mm

    We work closely with our customers – helping you to obtain the best results from our products. Whatever your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Cold rolling

    These following standard grades are available:

    GradeNorm
    C10E to C100S EN 10132
    51CrV4 and 58CrV4 EN 10132
    9MnPb28 and 11MnPb30 EN 10087
    DC01 LC-C590 to DC06 EN 10139
    ST 37-2 to ST42-2 DIN 1623
    HC260LA to HC420LA EN 10268
    DC01 EK-DC06 EK, DC03ED-DC06 ED EN 10209

     

    Sendzimir technology

    Our cold-rolling process is based on Sendzimir technology. This technology is known worldwide for its ability to roll extremely hard materials to very thin gauges, with few intermediate anneals. It is capable of maintaining very tight gauge tolerances that are difficult to obtain on conventional cold-rolling mills. Sendzimir rolling mills use a cluster of rolls as shown in the picture below.

    Work rolls are small in size, allowing significant gauge reduction. Rolls are also easily handled and changed - ensuring the highest surface quality.

    Because of their reduced size, work rolls are subjected to high pressures during rolling. Sendzimir rolling mills like ours always have back-up rolls available. The complex design of the rolls enables easy adjustment to achieve maximum material flatness.

     

    Applications

    We offer a wide range of narrow cold-rolled products that are used for diverse applications across several market segments. Products made from our materials include coins, keys and filters. The picture below gives examples of what some of our customers are producing from our material.

     

     

     

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    Processing capability

     

    Layde has the following facilities, operated by highly-qualified people:

     

    Pickling line

    Our pickling line is a 136m long facility that uses a hydrochloric acid bath to remove the surface oxide layer on hot-rolled coils. This ensures the surface is completely clean and dry - allowing post-process oiling and eliminating the risk of oxidation. This facility is directly connected to a slitting line where we produce strips to the final width required by customers.

    Cold rolling

    Our facilities consist of two reversing 650mm SENDIZIMIR cold rolling mills. Thanks to them we can produce very fine tolerances across the entire thickness range. Our manufacturing range is between 0.20mm and 3mm (gauge) and between 10mm and 650mm (width). Inner diameters are 400-508mm depending on the product.

    Annealing

    Our EBNER furnaces are fully automatic. They use natural gas and a 100% hydrogen atmosphere that delivers an equal temperature in the whole coil. This ensures identical mechanical characteristics throughout the entire coil. This process also prevents contractions that can cause marks and scratches on the coil surface. Use of hydrogen provides a coil surface that is extraordinary clean and oil-free.

    Skinpass

    We have skinpass facilities that provide material with a slight surface hardening but without modifying any of its mechanical properties. This process delivers a smooth surface within the roughness range demanded by customers.

    Slitters

    For processing our precision cold-rolled, galvanised, electrozinc coated and pre-finished steel coils, we have different slitters and a cut-to-length facility. These produce material to meet the final dimensions required by customers.  Our capabilities are: from 25mm to 1850mm (width) and from 300mm to 6000mm (length).

     

     

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    Overview

    Overview

     

    Superior quality

    Layde Steel slu is located in Durango, Spain, very close to the port of Bilbao. This offers very good logistics for our incoming Tata Steel material from the Netherlands and the UK.

    In addition to our service centre activities of slitting and cut-to-length, we also have our own narrow cold-rolling production line. Compared with steel from wide strip mills, our cold-rolling process produces materials with:

    • tighter mechanical properties
    • tighter thickness tolerances
    • better surface quality

    Our cold-rolling process begins with pickled hot-rolled coil – pickled at our own pickling line. This coil is cold-rolled to the customer’s required thickness and subjected to annealing prior to a skinpass. This process combination delivers a level of material ductility that makes our products suitable for a variety of applications.

    Meeting your requirements

    Our cold-rolled material is slit to meet your required width and then packaged for dispatch. We can supply material in the following dimensions:

    • thickness – from 0.2mm to 4.0mm, depending on the grade
    • width - from 10mm to 650mm

    We work closely with our customers – helping you to obtain the best results from our products. Whatever your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Cold rolling

    These following standard grades are available:

    GradeNorm
    C10E to C100S EN 10132
    51CrV4 and 58CrV4 EN 10132
    9MnPb28 and 11MnPb30 EN 10087
    DC01 LC-C590 to DC06 EN 10139
    ST 37-2 to ST42-2 DIN 1623
    HC260LA to HC420LA EN 10268
    DC01 EK-DC06 EK, DC03ED-DC06 ED EN 10209

     

    Sendzimir technology

    Our cold-rolling process is based on Sendzimir technology. This technology is known worldwide for its ability to roll extremely hard materials to very thin gauges, with few intermediate anneals. It is capable of maintaining very tight gauge tolerances that are difficult to obtain on conventional cold-rolling mills. Sendzimir rolling mills use a cluster of rolls as shown in the picture below.

    Work rolls are small in size, allowing significant gauge reduction. Rolls are also easily handled and changed - ensuring the highest surface quality.

    Because of their reduced size, work rolls are subjected to high pressures during rolling. Sendzimir rolling mills like ours always have back-up rolls available. The complex design of the rolls enables easy adjustment to achieve maximum material flatness.

     

    Applications

    We offer a wide range of narrow cold-rolled products that are used for diverse applications across several market segments. Products made from our materials include coins, keys and filters. The picture below gives examples of what some of our customers are producing from our material.

     

     

     

    back to top

    Processing capability

    Processing capability

     

    Layde has the following facilities, operated by highly-qualified people:

     

    Pickling line

    Our pickling line is a 136m long facility that uses a hydrochloric acid bath to remove the surface oxide layer on hot-rolled coils. This ensures the surface is completely clean and dry - allowing post-process oiling and eliminating the risk of oxidation. This facility is directly connected to a slitting line where we produce strips to the final width required by customers.

    Cold rolling

    Our facilities consist of two reversing 650mm SENDIZIMIR cold rolling mills. Thanks to them we can produce very fine tolerances across the entire thickness range. Our manufacturing range is between 0.20mm and 3mm (gauge) and between 10mm and 650mm (width). Inner diameters are 400-508mm depending on the product.

    Annealing

    Our EBNER furnaces are fully automatic. They use natural gas and a 100% hydrogen atmosphere that delivers an equal temperature in the whole coil. This ensures identical mechanical characteristics throughout the entire coil. This process also prevents contractions that can cause marks and scratches on the coil surface. Use of hydrogen provides a coil surface that is extraordinary clean and oil-free.

    Skinpass

    We have skinpass facilities that provide material with a slight surface hardening but without modifying any of its mechanical properties. This process delivers a smooth surface within the roughness range demanded by customers.

    Slitters

    For processing our precision cold-rolled, galvanised, electrozinc coated and pre-finished steel coils, we have different slitters and a cut-to-length facility. These produce material to meet the final dimensions required by customers.  Our capabilities are: from 25mm to 1850mm (width) and from 300mm to 6000mm (length).

     

     

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