Danieli Wire Rod Mill

Excellent Startup for Acciaierie Di Verona New High-Speed Wire Rod Mill

  • It features all Danieli latest technologies, including 4th generation loop layers and advanced automation for best OpEx and quality consistency

The new high-speed wire rod mill of Acciaierie di Verona (Pittini Group) produced the first coil 19 months after the contract signature.

The timely start-up and the following hot-test period of 7 weeks, during which 25.000 tons of finished wire rod in quality have been produced, reflects the long-term cooperation between Pittini Group and Danieli. Strict end-product size tolerances have been reached from the very beginning.

Equipped with the most advanced wire rod technologies and in full compliance with Industry 4.0 requirements, the plant produces 750,000 tpy of plain wire rod from 5.5 to 25 mm and rebar from 6 to 18 mm at rolling speed of 100 m/sec.

The mill is characterized by a high-speed rougher feeding two independent rolling lines consisting of cantilever roll stands, featuring quick roll changes and temperature control along the mill and downstream.

High-speed shears, installed downstream the multi-drive high-speed twin-module sizing blocks, perform wire rod head and tail cropping.

The fourth-generation loop layers guarantee extended pipe life, quick rotor changes, and no vibration during rolling, resulting perfect loops from heads to tails.

The variable-pitch cooling conveyor features modular slow-to-ultrafast cooling

The Danieli Automation Q3 Intelligence system is used for integrated data collection of the whole plant, analysis, and web reporting with Key Performance Indicators and powerful statistical tools to support decision making.

The new plant automation ensures consistent product quality consistency, high utilization factor and yield, and workshop coordination, and establishes a link to Big Data and plant digitalization practices.

The Acciaierie di Verona wire rod mill is the 500th rolling mill supplied by Danieli.

Source: Danieli