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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. Consistently high product quality and low process costs mean plant owners are assured of long-term success.


  • Cost-effective production with low process costs
  • Modular configuration for customized solutions
  • High-efficiency shaft furnace with cathode preheating system
  • Advanced burner technology with Lambda control system on the shaft furnace
  • Continuous production of the cast ingot using the wheel and belt method
  • High-end rolling mill with separate individual drives
  • Continuous use of frequency-controlled drives for enhanced efficiency
  • Cooling system for high quality standards
  • Coiler for high quality standards
  • Low energy consumption, therefore fewer CO2 emissions
  • Flexibly expandable with shaft furnace, refining furnace, or combined furnace concepts

Main Data


Copper wire rod


8 - 16 mm

Copper grades



30,000 – 50,000 t/year

No. of rolling stands 8