Rod Mill Equipment


Speed, reliability and process flexibility are key to productive rod rolling operations — for high volume small sizes, maximum uptime, and multiple sizes/grades with quality tolerances, metallurgical and surface properties.

As long rolling’s technology pioneers, Primetals Technologies applies knowledge and experience to supply your ferrous and non-ferrous mill’s best solution. The leading provider of efficient wire rod mill technology with Morgan Vee No-Twist® Mills, Red Ring Stands, Morgan Reducing/Sizing Mills, controlled cooling systems and thermomechanical rolling, we offer finishing blocks plus our High Speed Trim Shear and Morgan High Speed Laying Head to roll reliably at high speeds for superior coil packages. For more difficult steel grades, our versatile Morgan Stelmor conveyor system creates a wide range of cooling conditions. Our coil reforming, handling and compacting systems deliver the highest quality coil for demanding markets.

Primetals Technologies has installed or upgraded more than 1,000 rolling mills on six continents. These mills have set worldwide benchmarks for technological leadership, reliability and performance.

Rod rolling processing

High speed, high production capacity and reliability are critically important on the finishing end of your rod mill. Primetals Technologies supplies the Morgan Vee No-Twist MillMorgan Mini-Block, Morgan High Speed Laying Head and Intelligent Pinch Roll, and the Morgan High Speed Shear, providing the flexibility to produce a wide range of sizes and steel qualities with the best possible product dimensional accuracy. To meet the unique demands of the non-ferrous market, we supply entry shears, intermediate shears, rolling stands and finishing blocks.

Rod sizing technology

With two decades of operational know-how on more than 60 installed strands, our engineers have advanced the Morgan Rod Reducing/Sizing Mill into the most versatile, sought after rolling technology available for close-tolerance products and thermomechanical rolling.

Controlled cooling

Using Morgan Water Boxes and the Morgan Stelmor controlled cooling conveyor system allows processing of a wide range of steel grades and enables thermomechanical rolling. We also offer pickling lines for cooling during copper and aluminum rod production.

Coil handling

From complete handling systems to system upgrades, Primetals Technologies offers many solutions for every coil handling need. Starting with the coil reform with ring distributor to optimize the coil package, we provide vertical and horizontal coil handling and compactor systems. For non-ferrous mills, we offer dual-reel coilers and coil handling systems designed for copper and aluminum rod production.

A large selection of technical papers is available. Please contact us to receive those of interest to you.

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Today’s steel producers face the dual challenge of ensuring on-time delivery and ever demanding product requirements, while also running a lean operation. Every day the management of a long rolling plant requires continuous optimization of both operating and business practices.

Utilizing the ongoing evolution in technology through data collection, communication, internet of things, control techniques and smart sensors, there is now more information available than ever before. This information will both advance control and monitoring of plant performance, revolutionizing long rolling mill plants worldwide and optimizing the entire value chain, along with improved and more flexible production, utilizing the latest control and drive technology.

Digitalization of Long Rolling Control System – Smart Sensors

Fig.1 - Smart Sensors for digitalization of Long Rolling Control System

Primetals Technologies LR Process Expert - Transparency for your entire production process

“You cannot manage what you do not measure” – Primetals Technologies LR Process Expert monitors and collects data from the raw material stage through to the finished product. Its domain extends from the enterprise resource planning (ERP), through Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), to control systems and down to the plant device level.

The system delivers

  • Valuable mill reports for operators and management
  • Defined KPI’s to assess plant performance
  • Plant to plant performance at corporate level
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    • Fig. 2- LR Process Expert

Integrated Plants & Solutions for rod mill — Experience that Matters

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TorqueMon Inline measurement of roll spindle torque for rolling mills

Reference Story: Quality Products at High Speeds

Hyundai Steel Company, Dangjin, Republic of Korea

Type of plant
Combination straight bar, bar-in-coil and wire rod mill

Technical data
110 m/s maximum finishing speeds, 160 tph, plain rod from 5.5 mm – 26.0 mm, plain carbon, spring steel, boron steels, free cutting, special alloys, bearing and cold heading qualities

Our solution
Incorporates the latest high speed rolling equipment plus an 11-zone conveyor for production of 400,000 tpy of high quality rod products, intended primarily for automotive applications. The new mills provide a wide variety of high quality products for the automotive market, meeting Hyundai's tight dimensional tolerance and excellent surface quality requirements, plus the best possible metallurgical quality and uniformity.

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