Saarstahl AG has successfully taken into operation the high-speed wire rod mill at its location in Burbach, Germany. The high-speed wire rod mill has been modernized by SMS group.
To employ larger initial pass sections (180 mm x 180 mm), enhance the rolling conditions and secure competitiveness in the long term, Saarstahl commissioned SMS group at the end of 2014 to expand the one-strand roughing mill of its four-strand wire rod mill at its Burbach location. Apart from the expansion of the four-stand roughing mill by two additional stands, this upgrade included a shear, a four-strand switch and a four-strand pinch roll unit.On August 14, 2016 the expanded wire rod mill was handed over to the customer on time ready to start production.
With the expansion of the one-strand roughing mill different leading pass sections can now be employed without conversion measures. The final cross-section from the roughing mill is the same for all input cross-sections and is then distributed onto the four strands of the wire rod mill by means of the new switch.