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Italian machinery still online in plant after 25 years

DAVI plate roll performing the same as it did at install, according to technician

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A service call in Korea found an Italian plate roller still in use by its Korean customer and performing as it did on its first day of service 25 years ago, without ever having had a single major failure. For sure it was built the proper way—the Italian way!

That was clearly the case during a technical service visit performed by a DAVI engineer at POSCO, the Korean steel mill giant. The plate roll is a DAVI four-roll with a capacity 10 ft x 4 1/4″. The machine got an upgrade of the control system, with the advanced DAVI iRoll, with the option of remote programming and performance verification via iPad.

“It has been a positive confirmation,” says Orazio Davi, president of the company, “to have the appreciation from POSCO on how the DAVI plate roll was already designed and built so robust and reliable a quarter of a century ago.”

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