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Copper rod lines

Casting

High sustainability and top quality for copper wire rod

Whether you want to produce anodes, wire rods, tubes, or semi-finished products - we supply all the equipment you need for copper plants. That includes integrated process technology. Working with us means you enjoy a partnership based on expertise and the assurance that all your components mesh perfectly.

Overview Line Concept

CONTIROD®

Combined casting and rolling lines for wire rod

More than half of demand on the copper market is for cast and rolled copper wire rod. That's because this material is crucial to the electrical and electronics industry. We have banked decades of experience and obtained worldwide references. All of these have made us a global leader with our high-capacity CONTIROD® plants.

Perfect results with the Hazelett Twin-Belt Caster

Thanks to the Hazelett Twin-Belt Caster, the copper bar features a fine-grained and homogeneous casting structure with equal distribution of oxygen and impurities – one of the most important facts for optimum product quality.

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compacROD®

Compact copper wire rod plant

The modular compacROD® plant from SMS group is the cost-effective solution for the production of copper wire rod in volumes of around 30,000 to 50,000 tons per year. This new type of plant is where SMS group benefits from its extensive experience and expertise in copper wire rod plants featuring the latest melting and rolling technology combined with a demand-oriented casting system.

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Technology

Rolling mills - Optimal production results at the heart of the plant

The centerpiece of the CONTIROD®* plant is the rolling mill. This is where the benefits of CONTIROD®* technology really stand out. Especially important is our individual drive technology. Here is why:

  • Better rolling quality due to separate drive for each rollstand
  • Fine-grained, homogeneous rolling structure
  • Lower process costs for roll rings due to less wear and tear
  • High flexibility regarding final product dimensions for both round and flat sections
  • Less maintenance and lower energy consumption due to robust, frequency-controlled AC motors

*CONTIROD® is a registered trademark of Aurubis Belgium

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PLC systems - Intelligent technology package

It's easy for your plant operators to control the entire CONTIROD®* plant using our PLC systems. Included here is visualization with diagnostic signaling and monitoring software. That eliminates any problems and potential interruptions before they even start. You benefit considerably because the electrical control system guarantees:
 

  • Good accessibility to process data for troubleshooting
  • Less downtime
  • Higher plant availability
  • Low maintenance for AC drives, high rolling speed control

*CONTIROD® is a registered trademark of Aurubis Belgium

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Ecoplants

CONTIROD®*

Top quality and efficiency

Greener than ever, our CONTIROD®* process is now even more energy-efficient. That's down to improved melting, casting and rolling. Here is what you get: 

  • Much more efficient heat transfer from combustion gas to raw material in our newly designed melting furnace
  • Less liquid copper oxidation and lower gas consumption with our upgraded automatic combustion control system
  • Drastically lower electricity consumption with frequency-controlled AC drives for the melting furnace blowers as well as the rolling mill drives

*CONTIROD® is a registered trademark of Aurubis Belgium

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SMSgroup Ecker, Markus

Markus Ecker

SMS group GmbH
Sales Casting Plants for Copper
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2161 350-2705

SMSgroup Schatz, Thomas

Thomas Schatz

SMS group GmbH
Sales Casting Plants for Copper
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2161 350-1229

SMSgroup Steinberger, Ralf

Ralf Steinberger

SMS group GmbH
Service Copper Rod Lines
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2161 350 2611
Fax : +49 2161 350 42611