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New garret for Caleotto

3D rendering of Caleotto bar-in-coil line

Range, flexibility, and versatility growth with SMS technology

Caleotto accelerates in the direction of greater flexibility and versatility. Part of the Feralpi Group and specialised in the production of wire rod for high value-added steels, the company has started working on the installation of a modern garret line in its Lecco rolling mill. The plant technology is developed in partnership with SMS and will be dedicated to the production of coils with diameters from 19 mm to 32 mm.

The plant will not only lead to an impressive extension of the dimensional range, but also to a general improvement in the intrinsic properties of the products.

Indeed, besides obtaining superior surface qualities of the finished product, better coil formation and greater uniformity of the dimensional characteristics of the coil, the structure of the steel itself will be considerably enhanced. Thanks to the walking beam tunnel with its movable cover, the controlled cooling of the steel will ensure excellent mechanical properties.

Garret will produce coils weighing between 1.4 and 1.85 tonnes, at a speed of up to 20 m/s with a winding temperature of 700 to 900 ºC.

Among the main benefits that will be transferred along the value chain are not only improved roll conformation, but also minimised off-line heat treatment for specific steel grades with optimised and customisable roll formation together with conveyors that avoid any surface defects.

This investment further reinforces our commitment to staying up-to-date with technological advances in order to provide state-of-the-art solutions. Since Caleotto became part of Feralpi, becoming an integral part of the business unit Specialties together with Acciaierie di Calvisano, we have taken many steps forward in the name of quality and efficiency. With this investment, which broadens our range of products, we are even closer to our customers to meet their needs. Just as the use of high-value steel is constantly evolving, our business unit is also moving forward by facing technological challenges to guarantee the highest standards in terms of product, process, service and support.

«We as SMS group - noticed Nicola Redolfi, Head of Technical Sales Bar & Wire Rod Mills - have been helping Feralpi group since they decided to resume operations in 2015. After the mill was renewed by us with the installation of Multiloop thermomechanical rolling line, MEERdrive® PLUS finishing/sizing system and the coil finishing area, they can produce high-quality wire rod in terms of dimensional tolerances and surface quality. Originally, Caleotto was a wire rod producer. With the bar-in-coil line, they have extended their product range to larger sizes and, due to the MEERdrive® PLUS finishing/sizing technology and installation of the above-mentioned processes, also down to 4.5 mm wire rod».

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