Metals Industry Experience

Chadwick Engineering has extensive experience in the metals industry with the majority of our projects in finishing, rolling and casting. Our projects include the design of custom equipment and processes as well as the design of many retrofits and upgrades to existing equipment. Also, we have utilized our project management services on numerous metals industry projects. The largest project we managed was a finishing plant expansion worth in excess of $60M. In the last ten years, we have also specialized in mechanical and electrical installation engineering. In these projects, we close the gap between the new equipment supplier and our customer by providing all civil, mechanical and electrical details required to install and integrate the new equipment into the facility (see our Installation Engineering page for additional information). Typically, our customers choose to compliment these services by having us support the project management as well. This allows our customers the time to focus on the key details of the project. Below please find a list of our major metals industry projects:

Major Finishing Projects:

  • Aluminum Plate Heat Treat Furnace:
    • 2012 – 2013
    • Equipment Modification Design, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Custom Coil Turnstile with Elevation Adjust:
    • 2012
    • Equipment Design, Installation Engineering
  • Mechanical Testing – Custom Sample Punch Presses:
    • 2012 – 2013
    • Equipment Design & Equipment Supply
  • Medium Gauge Cleaning Line – Aluminum Strip Solvent Cleaning System:
    • 2011 – 2013
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply and Installation Engineering
  • Medium Gauge Tension Leveling Line – Aluminum Strip Solvent Cleaning System:
    • 2011 – 2013
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply and Installation Engineering
  • Strip Cleaning Line Oiler Upgrade:
    • 2011 – 2012
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Surface Inspection Table & Lighting System for Large Samples:
    • 2011 – 2012
    • Equipment Design & Equipment Supply
  • New Strip Annealing Lines:
    • 2010 – 2013
    • Technical Support and Project Management Support
  • Strip Cleaning Line Safety Upgrade:
    • 2010 – 2011
    • Equipment Design & Installation Engineering
  • Strip Cleaning Line Inkjet Marking System:
    • 2010
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply & Installation Engineering
  • Plate Stretcher Upgrade Project:
    • 2009
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Continuous Annealing Line – Line Drive Control System Upgrade:
    • 2008 – 2009
    • Technical Support, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Continuous Annealing Line – Water Quench System Upgrade:
    • 2008 – 2009
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Tension Leveling Line Bowed Rolls:
    • 2007 – 2008
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Continuous Annealing Line – Rewind Reheat Furnace:
    • 2007 – 2008
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Continuous Annealing Line – Rewind Oiler:
    • 2007 – 2008
    • Equipment Design and Equipment Supply
  • Tension Leveling Line – Entry Equipment Reconfiguration:
    • 2006 – 2007
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Tension Leveling Line – Alkaline Cleaning System:
    • 2005 – 2006
    • Equipment Design, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • COIL SEAL Steel Coil Packaging System:
    • 2004 – 2005
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • New Tension Leveling Line:
    • 2004 – 2005
    • Equipment Design, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Medium Gauge Tension Leveling Line – Aluminum Strip Solvent Cleaning System:
    • 2004 – 2005
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply & Installation Engineering
  • Slit Coil Separating & Unitizing Line:
    • 2003 – 2004
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • COIL SEAL Upgrade to Aluminum Coil Packing Line:
    • 2002 – 2003
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Continuous Annealing Line – Entry Equipment Upgrade:
    • 2001 – 2002
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Heavy Gauge Slitting Line – Aluminum Strip Solvent Cleaning System:
    • 2001 – 2002
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Plant Finishing Line Upgrade:
    • 1999 – 2001
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Light Gauge Tension Leveling Line – Aluminum Strip Solvent Cleaning System:
    • 1998 – 1999
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Packaging Line – Coil OD Banding System:
    • 1998 – 1999
    • Equipment Design and Equipment Supply

 

Major Casting Projects:

  • Aluminum Billet Strapping Machine:
    • 2011 – 2012
    • Equipment Design & Equipment Supply
  • High Speed Aluminum Belt Caster Upgrade:
    • 2011 – 2012
    • Equipment Design, Installation
    • Engineering & Project Management
  • Aluminum Sow Stacking, Squaring & Strapping Machine:
    • 2010 – 2011
    • Equipment Design & Equipment Supply
  • Upgrade of Melting Furnaces from Recuperative to Regenerative Burners:
    • 2008 – 2010
    • Installation Engineering
  • Upgrade of Melting Furnace from Recuperative to Regenerative Burners:
    • 2008 – 2009
    • Installation Engineering
  • Upgrade of Sow Drying Furnace from Recuperative to Regenerative Burners:
    • 2008 – 2009
    • Installation Engineering
  • Ingot Stacking and Strapping System:
    • 2008
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • New DC Casting Pit:
    • 2004 – 2005
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • High Speed Aluminum Belt Caster Refurbishment :
    • 2004 – 2005
    • Equipment Design
  • Proprietary High Speed Aluminum Belt Caster:
    • 2002 – 2004
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Ingot Stacking and Strapping System:
    • 2001 – 2002
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management

Major Rolling Projects:

  • Cold Mill – Custom Rewind Coil Scale:
    • 2012
    • Equipment Design & Equipment Supply
  • Cold Mill – Rewind Coil Banding and Scrap Banding Upgrades:
    • 2011 – 2012
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply, Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Roll Grinder Refurbishment & Safety Upgrade:
    • 2010 – 2011
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply & Installation Engineering
  • Roll Grinder Refurbishment & Safety Upgrade:
    • 2009 – 2010
    • Equipment Design, Equipment Supply & Installation Engineering
  • Hot Mill – Profile Gauge Replacement:
    • 2008 – 2009
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Hot Mill – Coil OD Banding System:
    • 2006 – 2007
    • Equipment Design and Equipment Supply
  • Cold Mill – Coloring Roll Retrofit :
    • 2006 – 2007
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Hot Mill – Profile Gauge Replacement:
    • 2005 – 2007
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Cold Mill – Coil Conveyor Redesign & Replacement:
    • 2004 – 2006
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Hot Mill Side Trimmer:
    • 2002 – 2003
    • Installation Engineering & Project Management
  • Hot Mill – Exit End Coolant Blowoff:
    • 2005 – 2007
    • Equipment Design
  • Hot Mill – Coil OD / ID Banding System:
    • 2006 – 2007
    • Equipment Design and Equipment Supply