Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Plant (NKMZ) has completed the production of the second stage of the equipment complex for the 350/250 small-section wire mill. This modern, universal, highly automated mill will produce rods (Ø10-30 mm) and wire rod (Ø5.5-12 mm) in coils from various grades of steels and titanium alloys.
This is the first mill of this type, which was fully designed and manufactured at NKMZ. Previously, the company mainly carried out their modernization and reconstruction.
The second stage of the mill includes equipment for loading and unloading billets from the heating furnace, transport roller tables, refrigerator, schlepper, power systems and automated process control systems (APCS). In the first stage, among other things, a section of a continuous group of horizontal and vertical stands 350 for the production of rods, a section of a continuous group of horizontal and vertical stands 250 for the production of wire rod, a section for winding wire rod were manufactured.
NKMZ carries out a complete supply of the mill, which, together with engineering and equipment, includes rolling technology and a software product. It should be noted that the Novokramatorsk mill provides rolling of a fairly wide range of steel grades and alloys. Due to the peculiarities of the technical process, they require different amounts of force and rolling temperature, different reduction (degree of metal deformation), and, as a rule, do not roll on the same mill. The Novokramatorsky team created a universal camp with such an opportunity.