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Latest EPS UPDATE

October 2, 2019

EPS customers receive an important benefit beyond the clean, consistent oil-free EPS surface; they receive superior flatness due to the EPS Coil Line’s tension leveling capability. But occasionally when processors visit the TMW EPS Coil Line, they look confused and ask ‘Where exactly is the tension leveler?

EPS Upgrades Yield Big Speed Increase

EPS Upgrades Yield Big Speed Increase

A year ago we announced plans to host a new state-of-the-art EPS Coil Line at our processing center in Red Bud, Illinois. This ‘combination’ working production line and demonstration/training line, which is currently . . .

EPS Is Industry ‘Best Process Innovation’

EPS Is Industry ‘Best Process Innovation’

The Material Works, Ltd. (TMW) has been named the winner of American Metal Market’s 2016 Award for Steel Excellence in the category Best Process Innovation. This prestigious award recognizes the . . .

EPS Coil Line Tops High Tech Minimill

EPS Coil Line Tops High Tech Minimill

TYASA has ordered a two-cell EPS Coil Line to complete what is arguably the most advanced, environmentally-friendly minimill facility in the world. The EPS line, which will employ the latest . . .

New Features To Debut On TMW EPS Coil Line

New Features To Debut On TMW EPS Coil Line

TMW will soon begin installing an advanced 10mm (0.375”) tension leveled EPS Coil Line at our toll processing center in Red Bud, Illinois. The line will be capable of pickling CQ, Higher Strength . . .

New EPS Cell for ‘Blast and Prime’ Plate

New EPS Cell for ‘Blast and Prime’ Plate

EPS Cell Configuration version 5.2 has been developed to serve the growing need for large, clean plate. It utilizes EPS Slurry Blast technology, in a configuration different from other EPS Cell designs . . .

New EPS Cell For Narrow Strip

New EPS Cell For Narrow Strip

For processors who consistently specialize in more narrow strip products, the Version 2 cell configuration may be too much. That’s why we have developed EPS Cell Version 3 for narrow strip . . .

Lee Steel EPS Coil Line Performance

Lee Steel EPS Coil Line Performance

In the nearly 6 months since Lee Steel Corporation started processing coils on its 2-Cell EPS Coil line, this leading flat-rolled steel service center has gained substantial experience . . .

EPS Cell Enhancements Boost Performance

EPS Cell Enhancements Boost Performance

Continued development and testing of EPS technology has produced new features that (1) increase production speeds, (2) yield an even cleaner surface, and (3) reduce scheduled maintenance . . .

SMS Siemag to Provide EPS Lines

SMS Siemag to Provide EPS Lines

The Material Works, Ltd. (TMW) and SMS Siemag AG (SMS) have entered into an agreement whereby SMS may offer, design, build and install processing lines incorporating Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) Cells for . . .

EPS Online Monitoring and Diagnostics

EPS Online Monitoring and Diagnostics

With quite a few EPS lines now operating around the world, a substantial amount of EPS product is produced every day. Key operating parameters are being logged for each EPS Cell, then reviewed and analyzed by . . .

Adapting EPS Surface Ra To The Perceived Need

Adapting EPS Surface Ra To The Perceived Need

As a general rule, Ra – typically referred to as ‘average roughness’ – of the surface of EPS-processed strip steel will be higher than that of the acid pickled steel it replaces. Upon hearing this, some may incorrectly . . .