Tosçelik Niksic based in Niksic, Montenegro, has awarded SMS Meer, Germany, the order for the supply of a rotary hearth furnace with a capacity of up to 12 tons per hour. The furnace will be used to heat materials like hardened steel, ball-bearing steel and stainless steel to forging temperature for further processing. With this rotary hearth furnace the company will be able to increase its productivity.

The MEER-Flame® burner will allow a marked reduction of power consumption and NOx emissions in comparison with the currently used furnace.

The Level 2 control system SMS Prometheus® ensures uniform temperature distribution as well as a low level of oxidation and carbon enrichment of the steel.

"The rotary hearth furnace of SMS Meer convinces with its simple but effective structure, valuable components and durable equipment. With this furnace, the competitiveness of our products will also be guaranteed for the future," says Sait Hadutoğlu, Managing Director of Tosçelik Niksic.

Commisioning is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2014.