Shandong Jinsheng, a Chinese producer of high-quality copper rod, placed an order with Germany’s SMS Meer for the supply of a complete continuous casting and rolling plant. The new wire-rod mill forms part of Shandong Jinsheng's strategy of safeguarding its position in the production of wire rod by increasing its annual output to more than 320,000 tons of high-quality copper wire rod. The CONTIROD® line is designed for an output of 48 tons/hour and will be the largest of its kind in China. The plant comprises the SMS Meer-designed gas-control system for the shaft furnace for melting copper cathodes.
The modular-designed Hazelett twin-belt caster will offer a casting section of 123 mm x 70 mm. The plant also comprises the highly flexible 14-stand rolling mill with frequency-controlled AC drives and integrated coil compacting and foil packing equipment. The plant is designed to be erected in Shandong Jinsheng's new facility in the Shandong Linyi Economic Development Area.
SMS Meer to Supply Casting, Rolling Plant
December 9, 2009