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WOODINGS DELIVERS EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AND SPEED TO HELP CUSTOMER IN A JAM GET BACK ON-LINE.
When a major steelmaker in Michigan called on Woodings for emergency repair work, the goal was simple: make the necessary repairs and get the customer back to normal productivity. What wasn’t so simple was the timeline. In less than ten days, Woodings was able to recondition 8 valves and get the equipment back in place.

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WOODINGS NAMES SAXINGER AS PPT ENGINEERING MANAGER
Joseph Saxinger officially joined the Woodings Industrial team as Engineering Manager of the PPT facility. Saxinger, who brings more than 25 years of experience to the job, will oversee engineering activities, manage projects, provide customer support, and will ensure that Woodings provides customers with the highest level of equipment and technical support.

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Woodings to provide equipment for major blast furnace upgrade.
Woodings Industrial Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of metals industry equipment, is pleased to announce that the company has been selected to design and manufacture a substantial amount of equipment that will be a part of a major upgrade of a blast furnace at one of North America's leading steelmakers.

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Woodings Ships Three New Hydraulic Distributor Tops to Baogang Steel.
Woodings Industrial has completed and shipped three new Hydraulic Distributor tops to BaoGang Steel Group - China's largest steel manufacturer in the northwest area - for use on the company’s two new high-capacity blast furnaces.

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Big Steelmaker Turns to Woodings for Big Stove Valve and Tuyere Stock Order.
Woodings Industrial Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of equipment for the hot metals industry, has been selected by a major steel producer in Indiana to provide 10 new stove valves and 32 new tuyere stocks for a blast furnace upgrade.

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Woodings EngineeringWoodings selected to provide Hydraulic Distributor tops for BaoGang Steel's greenfield blast furnaces.
Woodings Industrial has announced that it has signed a contract to engineer, build and deliver three new Hydraulic Distributor tops for BaoGang Steel Group, China's largest steel manufacturer in the northwest area.

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Woodings EngineeringSteelmaker turns to Woodings for turnkey goggle valve order.
With a planned outage scheduled, a major integrated steelmaker in Pittsburgh called on Woodings to replace an aging thermal goggle valve with a new high-tech hydraulic goggle valve. Woodings asked to design, engineer, manufacture, install and commission.

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Woodings EngineeringWoodings Adds Engineering Office to Accommodate Growth
Woodings Industrial Corporation, long recognized as an engineering-driven organization, has announced that it has once again expanded its engineering capacity with the recent completion of a new engineering office at the company's Mars Pennsylvania location.

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bell and hopperRussian Steelmaker NTMK Calls on Woodings for Tuyere Pullers
Woodings Industrial and their local Russian representative have received an order for the delivery of four tuyere pullers that will be supplied to the Russian steel producer Nizhniy Tagil Iron and Steel Works (NTMK). NTMK is located in the Sverdlovsk region.

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bell and hopperWoodings Selects Reimer for Blast Furnace Technology Post
Woodings Industrial Corporation, a worldwide leader in the engineering and manufacture of equipment for the metals industry, has named Jonathan Reimer as Director of Blast Furnace Technology for the company. With more than 40 years of experience in blast furnace operation and project management, Reimer brings tremendous expertise and knowledge to the table.

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bell and hopperArcelorMittal To Upgrade With Woodings Automated Hydraulic Drill
ArcelorMittal has placed an order with Woodings Industrial Corporation for a new hydraulic drill to be installed at the steelmaker’s Indiana Harbor East No. 7 Blast Furnace. The new drill, which features advanced automated hydraulic drilling technology with water mist, will replace an existing pneumatic drill on the Blast Furnace’s No.1 taphole.

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bell and hopperNew large bell & hopper on the way to Serbia
Woodings takes a new angle with a design that improves burden placement, furnace efficiency and extends campaign life.
Woodings Industrial Corporation has shipped a newly designed large bell and hopper assembly for a blast furnace at major steel producing facility in Serbia. The new bell utilizes Woodings' proprietary design and materials in the seat and burden area. The bell was also redesigned to have a 60° to horizontal angle, which will provide improved burden placement and better furnace efficiency.

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Woodings takes a new angle on large bell & hopper
New design improves burden placement, furnace efficiency and extends campaign life.
Woodings Industrial Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of metals industry equipment, is currently producing a newly designed large bell and hopper assembly for the blast furnace at the Serbia facility of a major steelmaker. The new bell utilizes Woodings' proprietary design and materials in the seat and burden area. The bell was also redesigned to have a 60° to horizontal angle, which will provide improved burden placement and better furnace efficiency.

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Munroe, Inc. Purchased by Woodings Affiliate
Munroe Holdings, a Woodings Industrial Corp. affiliate, has announced the purchase of Munroe, Incorporated. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Munroe, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of fabricated components for boiler applications as well as BOF and EAF hoods and pressure vessels.

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Woodings Will Deliver Guns, Drills and Valves for Severstal "B" Furnace Upgrade
The operation of a blast furnace is only as good as its systems and equipment.  With that in mind, Woodings Industrial is confident that the soon to be upgraded “B” blast furnace at Severstal NA Dearborn facility will be a very good system indeed.  Woodings has been selected to provide the steelmaker with variety of equipment for the recently announced furnace upgrade.

Woodings has already begun initial engineering work on a hydraulic taphole gun and drill, hot blast valves and double block and bleed valves.

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Woodings Double Block and Bleed Valves Headed to Severstal NA
Severstal North America, Inc. continues to make good on its commitment to upgrade and improve its Dearborn facility and is continuing to count on Woodings for much of the new equipment for that facility.  

Woodings is supplying a large order of valves for use on the “C” blast furnace upgrade project as replacements for existing valves.

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Chimney valveFirst Battery Powered Tuyere Cart
They keep going and going and... With the introduction of a battery-powered tuyere cart, Woodings Industrial has yet again created another “first” for the metal making machinery industry.

At the request of Severstal Sparrows Point, Woodings designed and built the battery powered tuyere cart for the steelmaker’s blast furnace facility.  Severstal needed the carts to move blowpipe assemblies but wanted to eliminate the long hoses of traditionally air over hydraulic-driven carts, so they asked Woodings to come up with a better idea.

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Steelmaker Goes Big with Woodings Goggle Valve
A major steel producer in Canada is thinking big. The steelmaker has just placed an order for the design and manufacture of a very large goggle valve from Woodings Industrial. 

The valve, which measures up at 102” x 90”, will be designed and built by Woodings and will feature hydraulic operation for the clamp/unclamp system and electro-mechanical operation for the goggle plate open/close system. Also, included with the valve is a built-in fabricated expansion joint.

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DTE Energy to Get an 85-foot Push from Woodings
Woodings Industrial Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of metals industry equipment, delivered a new Coke Oven Ram Pusher to the DTE Energy facility on Zug Island in Detroit, Michigan.

Used to push coke out of the oven when the production cycle is complete, the Woodings Coke Oven Ram Pusher is an 85-foot long fabricated beam assembly.   Designed and manufactured by Woodings, the Pusher utilizes special steel to meet critical straightness tolerances.  For the DTE Energy Pusher, the tolerances are very tight 1/8th inch. The unit is hydraulically driven and features a carbon cutter on the ram head for longer life and for easier repairs.  This is the second pusher ram that Woodings has supplied to DTE.

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Severstal Turns To Woodings For Next Generation In Burden Distribution
In this frenetic era of steelmaking, the increasingly competitive environment within the industry has led to some very dynamic and outright amazing innovations in the steelmaking process, beginning, literally, from the top down. One of the innovations comes from Woodings Industrial, a long-time innovator in metalworking equipment, which has been selected by Severstal North America, to provide a new Hydraulic Distributor unit for the steelmaker’s “L” furnace at its Sparrows Point operation.

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Hot Stuff!
Woodings Delivers 2 New Valves to Indiana Steel Producer
Woodings Industrial Corporation has recently delivered two new Hot Blast Valves to a major steelmaker for their rebuild of one of the company's furnaces.

The high-efficiency 66" valves are completely water-cooled and feature high velocity water passage which minimizes settlement of material from cooling water.


Alabama Steelmaker Taps Woodings for Drills
As part of a project for an Alabama steel producer's Blast Furnace rebuild, Woodings has manufactured and delivered two new all-hydraulic taphole drill rigs.

The all-hydraulic drills provide some dramatic benefits including faster drill cycles, a more stable tap hole and longer tap times. The drill, which utilizes the Woodings HC105 drifter, has more torque and high-frequency, low-impact force to handle today's harder clays.

The drifter has the maximum rotational torque available with high frequency impactors capable of operating with 50% to 100% impact energy. Therefore, impact energy may be reduced to the minimum requirements for opening the taphole. This method provides a smooth consistent diameter taphole that is opened very quickly and that does not damage refractory.


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Great Big Order for Big Steel Producer

Overhauling a blast furnace stove is a big job. In the case of the overhaul for a major producer's Detroit facility, no less than 27 valves were ordered from Woodings. The equipment includes two hot blast valves, three chimney valves, ten lever valves, four double eccentric valves, six regulating butterfly valves and two goggle valves—all designed, engineered and manufactured by Woodings.

The valves feature a variety of design elements that contribute to smooth, uninterrupted daily production and long-term performance.

  • Hot Blast valves — fully water cooled and refractory lined.
  • Chimney Valves — feature a 90-degree elbow design with the disc rotating from the closed to open position.
  • Lever Valves — pressure vessel steel construction, stainless steel overlay on valve and disc seat, robust design for linkages, pins and bushings.
  • Butterfly Valves — two types: rubber seated valves for positive shutoff and clearance type regulating valves that do not seal but regulate flow. Both feature pressure vessel steel construction.
  • Goggle Valves — Mechanical valve with stainless steel seats and rubber seals.

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AIST presentation Woodings Products

A worldwide leader in the manufacture of metals industry equipment, Woodings uses the most current technologies to design, engineer and manufacture an extensive line of traditional and not-so-traditional hot metal equipment, such as tap hole drills, clay guns, tuyere stocks, blast furnace valves, hydraulic charging units (BF top equipment), and specialty products for continuous casters.

Woodings is the exclusive supplier of Grabe overlay components in North America and has plants at its headquarters in Mars and Harmony, Pa., along with offices in Detroit, Mich. and Gary, Ind.