Weldaloy reported it restarted an expanded and updated seamless rolled-ring mill, describing the upgrade project as an effort to provide “a wider array of custom rings” for existing and future customers. “Upgrading our seamless rolled ring capabilities has allowed us to produce a wide variety of ring sizes in less time, while simultaneously increasing manufacturing consistency,” stated Kurt Ruppenthal, vice president and general manager at Weldaloy.
The ring mill equipment was updated by Siempelkamp Corp. and resumed service earlier this year. More specific details of the project were not announced.
“We are always looking for new ways to better serve our customers, and to continuously improve our business,” Ruppenthal continued. “We believe this (project) positions us well to support the recovering oil-and-gas industry.”
Warren, MI-based Weldaloy produces custom open- and closed-die forgings in copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals. It also offers heat-treating and finish-machining services.
The plant produces rolled rings with outside diameters from 10 to 40 in., with maximum heights of 8.25 in. and weighing up to 500 lb.
Weldaloy also reported it acquired a new plant that it said will expand their campus by acquiring another manufacturing plant that will be used to provide for the increased capacity and to better meet customer needs.