Xinji Aosen orders high-speed equipment for two wire rod mills from SMS group
September 29, 2017
Chinese steelmaker Xinji Aosen Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., located in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, China, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of high-speed equipment for its wire rod mills Nos. 8 and 9.
Both mills will be designed for an annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes. They will roll wire rod in sizes from 5.5 to 16 millimeters and rebar in diameters from 6 to 16 millimeters at rolling speeds as high as 105 meters per second.
The wire rod outlet of mill No. 9 will be equipped with one six-stand and one four-stand wire rod block. Installing two separate blocks will allow Xinji Aosen to cool the rolling stock before and behind the blocks in such a way that all sizes can be finish rolled at low temperatures (thermomechanical rolling) and to very close tolerances. Moreover both mills will be equipped with loop layers and pinch roll units of the latest design.
Commissioning is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2018.