The two-stage project will start with the installation of a new intermediate mill featuring H and H/V convertible stands to match a new roll-pass design for the production of round products for reinforced concrete and quality steel bars.
The second stage will involve replacing the finishing train and inserting a compact sizing unit that will improve tolerance and ovality on the final product down to the ¼ DIN, where all products will be finished to minimize groove / size changing at the intermediate mill. This will ensure high plant efficiency and enhance mill productivity.
The CSU “ready-to-roll” fast-automatic mill stand change system will allow product changes in less than 5 min, easing the production of small lots.
The new equipment is designed to accommodate a future expansion of the products including flats from 50x6 to 140x60 mm.
Danieli Automation will supply a complete automation system and equipment, including a HiProfile Lite measuring system with the QShape technology.
Plant startup of the two stages is scheduled for Q1 and Q3, 2018.
(Source: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.)