Mogilev Metallurgical Works is a scrap-based steelmaker in Belarus, and one operating unit of the OJSC Byelorussian Steel Works. The company has contracted Danieli Brede to build a new open-die forging complex that is scheduled to begin production in September.

Danieli Breda Building New Forging Complex at MMZ

Feb. 18, 2013
Operation to produce railway axles Design for automated operation

Mogilev Metallurgical Works (MMZ), a scrap-based steelmaker in Belarus, has contracted Danieli Breda to design and supply an integrated open-die forging plant to produce rough axles. Finished products will be supplied to Byelorusian Railway, a state-owned railway.

The complex will be installed at MMZ’s steel works in Mogilev, Belarus. Construction has been underway for nearly a year, and a startup is scheduled for September.

The core of the complex will be a high-speed, 11-MN open-die forging press integrated with two, 2/4-mt rail-bound manipulators. Danieli Breda listed the production capacity at 45,000 axles per year.

With a design emphasizing automated production of axles, the installation will have an automatic in-line billet handling and bar cutting system, at the entry side. An affiliated company, Danieli Olivotto Ferrè, is supplying a billet reheating section, and a heat-treating operation.

The formed products will be processed by straightening, end cutting, ultrasonic testing, and shot blasting.

A product-testing laboratory will be installed for analysis and product certification according to GOST standards (a set of technical standards common in former Soviet states, maintained by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification.)

Danieli Automation will develop a process control system to manage the forging plant.