Huaigang Special Stee: Firt bar on the new KOCKS RSB® 500++/4 in 5.0 design

by David Fleschen

Steel producer Huaigang Special Steel Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the Shagang Group - the world's sixth largest steel producer and one of China's largest privately owned industrial companies - has rolled the first bar on the new KOCKS RSB® 500++/4 in 5.0 design.

The two companies have already agreed several times in confidence on a successful cooperation. For Huaigang, this is already the third installation of a KOCKS reducing & sizing block. The new installation follows previous projects in 2010 and 2019, with a fourth unit currently under construction.

With the installation of this largest KOCKS block in Huaigang's existing bar mill, the Chinese SBQ manufacturer is expanding its capacity to produce high-quality special steel for various industries. The line produces straight bars in the size range from Ø 70 to 160 mm and is located after six stands in H/V arrangement. Here, the KOCKS 3-roll technology of the RSB® improves the production capabilities of Huaigang Special Steel and has a positive impact on the overall efficiency of the rolling mill operation.

In addition to the RSB® 500++/4 from KOCKS, the order further included the equipment of the associated roll shop and the latest software solutions. Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, the project team was able to complete the installation quickly and efficiently.

Source and Phot: Kocks

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