Düsseldorf, January 24, 2013

New order for SMS Meer

Jiangsu Shenyuan orders wire rod outlet for special steel mill

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Loop laying head

The Chinese company Jiangsu Shenyuan Special Steel from Shenyuan, Jiangsu Province, has awarded an order to SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of the wire rod outlet of a special steel rolling mill. The mill has an annual production capacity of more than 180,000 t and rolls top-quality stainless steels and high-grade valve steels.

Diameters from 5.5 to 20 mm are produced with a maximum capacity of 60 t/h and max. 70 m/s. The envisaged expansion of the mill to include bar steel in coils will cover a size range from 21 to 40 mm in diameter.

The wire rod section consists of compact CL stands in H/V arrange-ment renowned for their especially high load-bearing capacity. Installed downstream are an eight-stand wire-rod finishing block, a pinch-roll unit and a loop laying head as well as the LCC® (Loop Cooling Conveyor). The LCC® is designed in such a way that the heated wire rod coils can be collected directly downstream of the laying head in order to subsequently feed them to an inline heat treatment system.

Commissioning is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2013.


SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.


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