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Indian Producer Orders Newly Designed Rebar Rolling Mill from Siemens

10/14/2013 - The Indian steel producer Kalika Steel Alloys Pvt. Ltd. (Kalika Steel) has placed an order with Siemens Metals Technologies to supply a rolling mill for reinforcing steels.
The mill will be erected in the Jalna plant in the state of Maharashtra and produce about 250,000 metric tons of rebar per year from low-carbon steels. Siemens has specifically developed this plant design for small to medium-size production capacities and it allows projects to be implemented comparatively quickly and economically. Commissioning of the rolling mill is scheduled for late 2014.

Pictured below: Rebar mill from Siemens
Kalika Steel is a leading private-sector producer of structural steels. The company produces the billets required as semi-finished material for this purpose from sponge iron in induction furnaces. Kalika Steel aims to expand its production with the new rolling mill in order to serve the growing Indian construction sector.
Siemens is supplying the complete mechanical and electrical equipment as well as the automation systems for the rebar rolling mill which will produce reinforcing steels with diameters of between eight and 40 millimeters and lengths of between nine and 15 meters. The rolling mill consists of 18 Red Ring stands, followed by a 54 meter long cooling bed and machines for bundling the rolled bars. The mill processes billets with a cross-section of 130x130 millimeters and a length of 9 meters. An induction furnace raises the billets to the necessary starting temperature of 950 °C. Siemens will also be handling the construction and commissioning of the rolling mill.