SMS Meer supplies two wire rod lines to Shanxi Gaoyi Steel

Central China’s Gaoyi Steel has commissioned two wire rod production lines at its plant in Xijiang, Shanxi province.

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The steel mill can produce up to 1.5 million tpy wire rod with the two single-strand lines, German specialist steelmaking equipment manufacturer SMS Meer, which provided the new machinery, said on Tuesday March 18.

Gaoyi Steel already had a wire rod mill in operation also installed by SMS Meer.

The new lines, which include an eight-stand wire rod block, can produce wire rod dimensions of between 6.5 millimeters to 16 millimeters and roll at a speed of 105 metres per second.

Gaoyi Steel has capacity to produce 2 million tonnes of wire rod annually, according to information on the mill’s website.

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