New Danieli high-speed rolling mill for Real Steel
by David Fleschen
Real Steel Corporation awarded Danieli the contract to supply a new high-speed rolling mill to produce deformed bars in the range of 10 to 32 mm-dia, starting from 150-mm square billets weighing up to 2,000 kg.
The plant will be installed in Pampanga, San Simon province, Philippines, and with a finishing speed up to 48 m/s onto the cooling bed for 10-mm-dia bars, it will be the fastest bar mill in Asia.
This new rolling mill is comprised of 14-housingless stands followed by a 6-pass. multidrive high-speed twist-free finishing block.
An in-line quenching and self-tempering process will improve the mechanical properties of deformed bars, in particular the yield strength, aimed to reduce costs for micro-alloyed elements.
A single high-speed twin-channel system will discharge the bars on to the 102-meter-long cooling bed. The finishing area design is customized to fulfill the Philippine market, which is demanding in terms of various lengths and number of bars per bundles requirements.
The whole process will be fully controlled by Danieli Automation process control system.
Source and Photo: Danieli