Steel Conditioning

Levy Designed, Built, and Runs the World's Most Modern Robotic Scarfing Steel Technology Plant

In 2002, Levy contracted with ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor to design, construct, and operate the world’s most modern steel surface conditioning facility. The facility deploys Levy proprietary technologies including a robotic scarfing technology to remove defects from steel slab defects, producing pharmaceutically clean slabs for automotive applications.

The facility, operated by Levy, scarfs up to 90K tons of steel slabs per month. The scarfing plant has been in operation since July 2003 and recently achieved the milestone of conditioning over 7,000,000 tons. Since startup, the mill has realized improved quality, yield savings, and a reduction in ongoing operating costs.