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The Key to Progress at The Steefo Group 

At The Steefo Group, we value unity and firmly believe that a team’s cohesive efforts are the only way for a business to succeed. We strive to build a company above and beyond our imaginations together. This is what makes us one of the leading rolling mill manufacturers

We at Steefo Industries are like family. We fully entrust our stakeholders and offer them any assistance they may require. Our employees are our family, and without them, progress is at the edge. At Steefo, we hold a steadfast belief that only a family can truly nurture and empower individuals to thrive. Our employees are the heart and soul of our family, and their invaluable contributions make progress possible.  

Prioritizing Employee Well-Being 

As a testament to our commitment, Steefo provides a meticulously sanitized working environment, ensuring the well-being and comfort of every member of our close-knit community. We treat our employees with utmost care and respect and cultivate an atmosphere of mutual support and growth.  

Celebrating Togetherness

Annual dinners are held for the company’s employees to say “thank you” to them. 

Our company’s chairman, Mr Sandeep Agrawal, along with his family, graces the annual dinners with their presence. These delightful occasions become a time for our employees and their families to connect, forging lasting connections and promoting a harmonious work environment. To make his staff members feel at home, the chairman personally ensures solid relationships with every member of the team. We also celebrate everyone’s birthday within our staff, fostering a culture of celebration and togetherness.  

In addition, a yearly vacation is planned for the workers so they may unwind. It’s our way of encouraging them to relax, rejuvenate, and return with renewed energy to continue achieving greatness together.

Empowering Individuality: Fostering a Culture of Openness 

Every voice matters at Steefo. We wholeheartedly believe that every individual holds significance, and no viewpoint is deemed unimportant. We earnestly value and carefully consider each perspective brought before us. Employees feel comfortable expressing their ideas, concerns and feedback, knowing their voices are heard and valued.

Establishing a positive and meaningful relationship between a company and its employees is essential for fostering a productive and engaged workforce. A company’s success often hinges on the dedication and loyalty of its employees, making it crucial to prioritise their well-being and satisfaction. Employees who feel that their professional growth is supported and their aspirations are valued become more engaged and committed to a company’s success. 

Recognising and rewarding employees is a powerful way to strengthen the company-employee relationship. We here at Steefo acknowledge their hard work, milestones, and contributions, foster a sense of appreciation and motivate them to excel further. At Steefo, we’re not just creating a business; we’re also creating a family.

TOGETHER WE WORK TODAY, TOMORROW WE GROW TOGETHER

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Regarding steel bars, flexibility is one of the most critical components that steel rolling mills focus on. With high levels of flexibility, the steel bars can bend effortlessly without breaking. This allows the construction to withstand extra load impact during events such as natural calamities without compromising the structure.

Amongst all the steel bars that are currently in production, TMT bars are one of the flexible steel bars with the best tensile strength. The added benefit of TMT bars being fire and corrosion-resistant makes these bars a preferred choice over any other steel bar. These types of TMT bars are prevalent in countries that experience frequent calamities such as earthquakes, heavy floods and. Some of these countries include Japan, China, Indonesia and more. 

What Is The Significance Of TMT Bars 

Thermo Mechanically Treated(TMT) Bars are commonly known as Reinforcing bars or Rebar. These high-strength reinforcement bars have a tough exterior and soft interior core. Since the creation of TMT bars, they have become highly favoured in construction projects. It has been proven that they are a highly viable option for strengthening concrete structures. It is primarily because of their ability to withstand compressive forces. 

The creation of TMT bars is a process where steel bars go through constant heating and cooling to achieve high yield strength. TMT bars have become a staple in all construction projects. Mostly due to their robust build, appearance and strength with which they provide reinforcements to every concrete structure. 

TMT bars also positively impacted the construction industry due to their resistance to seismic forces. During calamities like earthquakes, due to their inherent flexibility, they minimise the damage done by seismic activities and prevent property damage and loss of life. TMT bars have also achieved thermal resistance, making them the safest choice. The other properties of TMT steel bars, such as high yield strength, tensile strength, and ductility, are just some of the reasons why they stand apart from regular steel bars. 

When the question arises of why TMT bars are significant, it is simply because they transformed the construction industry with their properties. They also facilitated the creation of much more complex yet safer construction projects. 

How are TMT Bars Flexible?

TMT bars have to go through thermal processing in a steel plant. These steps include rolling through heat treatment and water quenching in the steel rolling mills.

When the quenching takes place, the hot rolled bar is cooled in a quenching box within a controlled environment. The water only cools the bar’s surface to ensure that the hot rolled bars’ core retains heat. Then the process of self-tempering begins by adding heat to the surface. The outer layer then hardens and transforms into martensite, resistant to stress and pressure, while the inner core remains soft and austenitic. This process improves tensile strength and ductility and allows elongation to withstand high stress in structures such as flyovers, dams and more.

When the bar passes the final stage, it goes through cooling beds, where the inner layer of the bar converts into a ferrite-pearlite-crystal structure. This microstructure arrangement in the TMT bar ensures that all the properties are incorporated. 

Assessing The Flexibility of TMT bars

Commonly known as the Bending and re-bending Test, this test determines the flexibility of steel bars. In this test, TMT bars are bent to 135 degrees and immersed in boiling water for approximately 30 minutes. After the time elapsed, the bar re-bent to around 158 degrees. The test ensures that the TMT bars can bend to such degrees without any surface cracks along the bends. 

Find the best TMT Bar Rolling Mill

We at the Steefo group understand the importance of TMT bars and their role in the steel and construction industry; therefore, we are the number one producer of TMT bar rolling mills. These TMT bar rolling mills are a part of Steefo’s DNA. We are the creators of ultra-modern, integrated automation solutions developed to increase productivity and decrease workforce requirements, guaranteeing a faster return on investment. 

For queries related to TMT bar rolling mills, you can reach out to us by calling us at +919824076873 or drop us a mail at marketing@thesteefogroup.com

You can also check with our consultants to understand TMT rolling mill project costs! We would be happy to help!

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The Steefo Group is a name that is synonymous with reliable experts in the field of steel forming. The origins of The Steefo Group have excellence and superior quality ingrained in its name, which is why we stand out in national and international markets. 

What Makes The Steefo Group Different?

What sets The Steefo Group apart from the other steel forming manufacturers in the country? Let us find out all the reasons why they have attained this reputation. 

1. The Quality

The Steefo Group, all through the decades, has pledged to never compromise and maintain superior quality since its inception. That is why our name is recognized worldwide today for consistently providing high-quality products. We uphold the strictest standards and norms to guarantee that only the highest-grade products reach our clients. 

We have regular quality checks and rigorous testing, from raw materials to finished products. We also take a quality-based approach to quality commitment.  

2. Commitment To Innovation 

What does innovation truly mean? It is the ability to view change and transformation as an opportunity rather than a challenge. Innovation is not just about creating new products and technologies but digging further to unearth and understand uncertainty and discover new and improved solutions.

The Steefo Group and team constantly work towards creating new and innovative processes, business strategies and systems and management methods. That directly influence the level of productivity of a customer’s business and convert it into profit and growth. 

3. Research and Development

The Steefo Group is recognized worldwide because of our drive toward developing and improving our R&D and design capabilities. We fund and support technology improvements because we know that only development in the field of technology guarantees constant advancement in our manufacturing pace and product quality.

We provide only the most advanced technology that can match the demands of our varied clients. We utilise software such as CAD and Kissoft and more to procure future-ready equipment that complies with industry 4.0. 

Providing Integrated Solutions For Hot Rolling Mills in India

When it comes to providing integrated solutions for hot rolling mills in India, The Steefo Group is at the top of the list.  Unlike other manufacturers, The Steefo Group assists and delivers exceptional technological support during the project cycle. The expertise spans from the concept to commissioning integrated steel plants and rolling mills.

On top of that we have not only supported our clients with several turnkey projects but have also provided them with equipment and assisted in executing the project to reach the optimum production capacity. 

1. TMT Bar Rolling Mill

TMT Rolling Bar mills are integral to the Steefo Group and have become ingrained in our DNA. We have also transformed ourselves into being your one-stop-shop solution for all rolling and melting industry needs. Our engineers have incredible expertise in managing turnkey projects from concept to commissioning with innovative and ultra-modern solutions.

Since we prioritise our clients’ needs, we ensure that our products are customisable depending on the demand. This allows our production capacity to range from 10 TPH TO 100 TPH. We also guarantee higher productivity and faster ROI because of our integrated automation solutions. 

2. Structural Rolling Mill

The Steefo Group is recognised as the front runner in executing and delivering end-to-end solutions for structural rolling mills. Our structural rolling mill provides our clients with the most outstanding performance capacities along with the shortest downtimes.

3. Wire Rod Mill

When it comes to wire rod mills, we at The Steefo Group have over four decades worth of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing wire rod mills. This has allowed us to become a trusted name in the industry.

Our expert engineers have also addressed the market’s growing demands, starting from the flexibility to the cost-effectiveness of the wire rod mills. Steefo Group’s wire rod mills are high-speed mills that can roll small dimensions at high production rates without increasing operating costs. 

Why Choose The Steefo Group As Your Reliable Steel Forming Partner

When you select products from The Steefo group, you are ensured quality. You also get your hands on the most inventive and futuristic products that will help you change the face of your business. The Steefo Group specialises in everything, from turnkey projects to single modular projects, depending on the requirements of your business. From TMT bar rolling mills and wire rod mills to products such as mill stand, rolling mill gearboxes, reheating furnaces and more. 

Our projects and products also undergo strict testing and intensive quality checks to supply the best-in-class products. Our emphasis on technology and innovation provides you with the most state-of-the-art products for your rolling mill. 

To learn more about the Steefo Group and their products and how they can improve your productivity and profits, contact +91 98240 76873 or drop a mail at marketing@thesteefogroup.com

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The steel industry often earns itself a reputation for being energy-intensive. But with recent developments, there has been an opportunity to transform and walk toward the path of energy efficiency. 

In rolling mills, during the production process, intermediate steel products obtain their shape and dimension because of an array of shaping and finishing techniques. To get their shape, slabs are heated to an extreme temperature in the reheating furnace and are then rolled into shape with hot or cold rolling or in finishing mills. Some products specifically require hot rolling, such as reinforcement bars, steel plates, etc. Some products like steel for cars and white goods require both hot and cold rolling. 

But the energy needs and costs for both hot and cold rolling can be significantly high. Due to the cold rolling process, the mechanical forces create much more force and increase the energy needed. In the hot rolling process, the execution is faster as it consumes less force, but substantial energy costs are incurred to heat the metal to near eutectic temperatures. Data accumulated from large integrated plants show that the hot strip rolling process is the third-largest energy user apart from iron and steel making. 

Reheating Furnaces

Reheating furnaces is critical in determining end-product cost and quality in any hot rolling operation. The energy use in a reheating furnace is determined by several production factors such as stock, steel type, etc., and operational factors such as scheduling and design features. 

Globally, the total primary energy requirement for hot rolling was reported at 2 – 2.4 GJ/t, and global average energy needs in cold rolling are between 1 – 1.4 GJ/t. (IEA 2007). The way to harvest energy savings could be via upgrading existing furnaces.

Rolling Mills Technology And Measures To Be Energy Efficient  

1. Process Control in Hot Strip Mill

To improve indirect energy savings through reduced oxygen rejects, we require improved hot strip mill process control. The main objective is to control and monitor oxygen levels to optimise the combustion rate in the furnace. It also enhances productivity and reduces downtime. We can see results from a system installed at a mill in Belgium, which reduced rejects from 1.5% to 0.2%and decreased downtime from more than 50% of the time to 6%. It also leads to a reduction in CO2 emissions by 15.1kg of CO2/t-rolled steel.

2. Oxygen Level Control and VSDs on Combustion Fans

To optimise combustion in the furnace, controlling oxygen levels and using Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) on combustion air fans on the reheating furnace helps significantly. There is a substantial drop in combustion efficiency with excessive air as it leads to unnecessary waste gases. The fuel to air ratio, therefore, should be monitored regularly. The usage of VSDs on combustion air fans also helps keep the oxygen levels on the reheating furnace under check. 

This process has the potential to reduce emissions by 16.6kg CO2/t-rolled steel. It also calculates energy savings to be around 10% or 0.33 GJ/t-rolled steel by a conservative estimate.

3. Pressure Control for Furnace

There are multiple apertures that heating furnaces have, such as extraction ports, raw material charging ports, cracks in the furnace ceiling, and sidewalls. There can be unnecessary heat losses if the pressure in the furnace is too high, causing the heat to be forced out of the furnace.

Due to this, if the internal pressure drops, cold air will be sucked into the furnace, spiking up the fuel consumption. The furnace pressure control technology’s objective is to maintain a constant optimum pressure level to minimise energy consumption.  It is primarily applicable in cases of industrial furnaces, including rolling mill reheating furnaces. 

4. Regenerative Burners for Reheating Furnace

A regenerative burner is a heat recovery system that recovers the furnace exhaust gas’s waste heat to heat the furnace’s combustion air. Heat reservoirs and dual heat-recovering generators of the regenerative burner are utilised. One side of a burner combusts fuel during combustion while the other accumulates the exhaust heat into the heat-recovering generator. 

The burners then switch so that the one collecting the heat combusts the fuel while the other gathers exhaust heat. The usage of regenerative burners for reheating furnaces can deliver significant energy savings. According to NEDO, using regenerative burners on a 110 t/h capacity billet reheating furnace (operating at 1050 oC) can reduce the energy consumption by 0.18 to 0.21 GJ/t-steel in comparison to a conventional furnace.  Annual energy savings are reported to be 9.3 to 11.6 GWh. There is a scope of up to 50% NOx reduction in high-temperature combustion.  CO2 emissions will also be reduced according to the reduced fuel consumption. 

5. Walking Beam Furnace

If you are looking for state-of-the-art efficient reheating furnaces, you will have to look towards a walking beam furnace. In a walking beam furnace, the stock is located on the stationary ridges. The revolving beams walk the product through the furnace till it reaches the exit, where the beam returns to the entrance.

Compared to the three-pusher-styled furnace, installing a walking beam furnace and an efficient control system reduced energy and fuel consumption by 25% and 37.5%. It also provides lower operational costs compared to alternative transmission systems.

Bottom Line

Energy efficiency is a goal that many industries, including the steel industry. Investing into methods reduces exorbitant energy consumption and saves you from facing cost overruns due to lack of optimization. This step toward energy efficiency is also a step toward a better and greener future as many methods cut down on CO2 emissions and improve productivity.

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Rolling mills come with various constructions and are an integral part of any small industry in India. No matter the size of the rolling mill machinery, their performance remains the same in handling heavy metals. You might wonder what a rolling mill is and how it is profitable for small manufacturers? Read on to learn more so that you can make an informed decision.

What Are Rolling Mills?

Rolling mills are a type of metal forming machinery. They help process various metals through one or more rolls to reduce or create uniform thickness or imprint a design.

All rolling mills have at least one pair of heavy rollers. Depending upon your use and requirement, you can opt for mills with more than one pair of rollers that are also heavier to mould high-density metals. The range of sizes the rolling mills offer makes them profitable for small manufacturers.

How Does a Rolling Mill Work for Manufacturing Units?

Rolling mills can help alter the physical properties of a metal sheet. The purpose of a rolling mill is to provide a uniform thickness and consistency. These rollers are constructed with a strength that can easily squeeze and compress hardened pieces of metal as they are passed through a pair of adjoining rollers. 

No matter the initial shape of the metal, once they are squeezed out of the rollers, they acquire a uniform flattened shape ready to be used in various spheres of small-scale and large-scale manufacturing facilities.

Advantages of Installing Rolling Mill Machinery 

Rolling mills come with many advantages for both large-scale and small-scale manufacturers, catering separately to varied needs.

1. Ideal for Processing Metal

For ages, rolling mills have served as the perfect machinery for processing metals of varying densities. Not only do they save time in beating and flattening the metals into sheets, but they are convenient to small-scale manufacturers who place the utmost importance on efficiency and perfection in their work.

2. Good Consistency

Small manufacturers need the highest accuracy in their products because they produce metal sheets of comparatively smaller sizes and less in numbers than large-scale manufacturers. It is only through rolling mills that such constant uniformity is maintained throughout the long material length.

3. Easy to Use

Being able to use good quality rolling mills is no rocket science if you learn the basics of the machine. You can also get a test run to learn how to operate the mills efficiently.

4. High Productivity Rate 

For a manufacturing unit, large-scale or smaller production facility, a high productivity rate in minimal time is the goal of all. With a one-time investment in rolling mills, you can boost the production rate. These machines can help you save time, ensure accuracy and time efficiency, and are a wise investment overall.

5. Lower Operating Cost

Rolling Mills primarily come in two categories: Hand-powered and Electric rolling mills. Hand-powered rolling mills are cost-effective for a firm and preferable for small-scale manufacturers. Electric rolling mills are known to save power, ultimately reducing costs in the long run.

Choose Us for Reliable Rolling Mills for Your Needs 

Reliable rolling mill plants hire well-trained engineers who cater to all the requirements of a high-functioning rolling mill mentioned above. The various parts of a rolling mill are put through a series of tests by professionals before they are assembled and sent to factories.

Steefo Industries is now a part of the Steefo Group. We only sell tried and tested products to ensure a promising result to our buyers. As a leader in the rolling mill industry, we believe in providing the highest quality and manufacturing standards while verily complying with ISO 9001:2015 certification. We have strived hard to create a name in the industry as the leading and most preferred Rolling Mill Manufacturers since 1976.

Our services include project design and engineering, spares and consumables, technical support and repairs, service agreement program, and revamping & productivity enhancement. 

You can reach out to us at marketing@thesteefogroup.com or call and schedule an appointment at +919824076873. It would be our pleasure to be of service to you!

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Although the steel industries of India have witnessed their share of ups and downs in the last few decades, lately they have picked up their pace and are flourishing greatly. Certain factors play a crucial role in your purchase of a steel rolling mill machine. If you happen to be a part of this industry and are looking for a steel rolling mill, here are a few unsaid rules of buying one that you ought to know before you invest in any company across India.

5 Things to Think about When Buying a Rolling Mill Machinery

1. Production facilities in the manufacturing unit

Production facilities play a crucial role in the quality of the products manufactured, especially in producing high-quality rolling mill equipment. It is a known fact that steel is a dense metal, which is why it might be difficult to assess the true capability of various machines shown. You can check the quality of rolling mill machinery using its source. In addition to this, the kind of material used in the machinery, the quality, durability, and resistance, all come into play. Doing so will help you understand whether the company can justifiably deliver trustworthy machinery that meets your needs.

2. The range of the products offered

A steel manufacturer typically provides several products to cater to the varied needs of customers across industries. Ask about the types of rolling mills the manufacturer offers, before deciding to buy from them. This will help you understand how diverse they are and ensure you get a superior quality product. A reliable rolling mill manufacturing company caters to all the requirements by promising to offer high-quality products for various industries.

3. Check the quality

When buying steel rolling mills, ensure the manufacturer offers value for money. Ask about the production methods and quality checks, how their quality control department operates, and they manage the overall operation. This way, you can rest assured about working with a reliable rolling mill manufacturer and receiving high-grade products that suit your specifications.

4. Scope of development

Several rolling mill manufacturers in India have invested dedicatedly in the research and development of the mills. When buying any machinery for your industry, always make sure it fulfils the latest updates in the market and is designed in a manner that leaves space for evolution in the future. It helps to remember that any technological advancements can help improve your performance.

5. Shipping procedure of the company

Last but not the least, it is the smooth and hassle-free delivery that all customers look forward to. Ensure the manufacturer you want to purchase offers flawless machine installation services, and has expertise in concept-to-commissioning. This way, you will get your delivery on time without any issues.

Get High-Quality Steel Rolling Mills with Installation

Steefo Industries is now a part of the Steefo Group. With over 45 of experience in the industry, we are one of the leading rolling mill manufacturers in India. We never negotiate with the quality we deliver and strive for excellence in all our activities. We hold ISO 9001:2015 certification, reflecting the high manufacturing standards we comply with. Our products and services extend to various industrial applications such as reheating furnaces, quenching systems, loopers, DC motors, mill stands, shears, pinch rollers, and more.

You can reach out to us at marketing@thesteefogroup.com or call and schedule a meeting at +919824076873 for more details about our steel rolling mills. It would be our pleasure to serve you!

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Hot rolling is a metalworking process whereby metal is heated above its recrystallization temperature for plastically deforming it in the working or rolling operation.

This process is used for developing shapes with the desired geometrical dimensions and material properties while maintaining the same volume of metal. Hot metal is passed between two rolls to flatten it, lengthen it, reduce the cross-sectional area, and for obtaining a uniform & consistent thickness. Hot-rolled steel is the most common product of the hot rolling process, which is widely used in the metal industry. It is extensively used as an end product or as raw material for subsequent operations.

A rolling mill, by its name, suggests a mill or a set up whereby heated billets are rolled between rollers, which result in the production of sheets and bars, into required forms and sections. While the process of hot rolling has matured since the era of industrialism, constant advancement and automation have increased the demand for higher quality.

The Steefo Group, dating its foundation back to 4 decades, has been offering its services to the steel rolling mill industries. Becoming a popular name, Steefo has invariably believed in providing its clients exactly what they aspire with skilled expertise and ever-evolving technology. Steefo has played a pioneering role in the domestic as well as in the international rolling mill industry. Being a one-stop solution for all kinds of hot rolling mill-related products and turnkey solutions, our expertise lies from concept-to-commissioning including planning, design, manufacturing, and installation. With a supportive and backing infrastructure, Steefo has a well-defined working space with all associated facilities. The infrastructure includes updated hardware and software, related to processing equipment. Backed by well-maintained supporting systems for the transportation of goods, a strong communication link has also been established.