Here is an innovative process for you which makes even small and medium-sized outputs profitable. Our directube® system casts tube shells from copper cathodes on a horizontal continuous casting plant. Then a planetary rolling mill directly converts them into mother tubes. This short process route results in high efficiency and lower energy consumption. Plus, you can process the mother tubes on conventional drawing lines to the required final tube sizes.
Key elements of directube®:
- Furnace for melting copper cathodes and process scrap
- Multi-strand horizontal continuous shell caster
- Surface preparation unit for the shells
- Planetary mill (PSW) with in-line coiling for cross-rolling