Primetals Technologies receives final acceptance for wire rod mill upgrade from OneSteel in Australia


Water cooling line and laying head improvements increase mill utilization, reduce maintenance, improve product quality
Rolling speed for smaller diameters increased by more than 10%
Reduced coil height and better compacted coil shape
Pipe support design incorporates new SR Series laying head pipe technology

Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate from OneSteel Market Mills in Australia for installed upgrades at its Laverton Wire Rod Mill. Improvements to the water cooling line and laying head have already resulted in higher finishing speeds on small diameter products. Overall effects of the upgrade are expected to boost the single-strand rod mill’s competitive position in the market.