US steelmaker Nucor has ordered a new rebar spooling line and billet welder from Danieli for its Plymouth factory in Utah.
The upgraded mill line will produce 250,000mt of rebar per year, ranging from #3 to #8 in size, in compact coils of up to 5.5mt each. The modernized line is expected to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of this year. The spooler ordered by Nucor is similar to the ones installed at its Sedalia and Frostproof mills.
According to a statement by Danieli, the new equipment will combine billet welding and spooling technology to increase yield to up to 99pc. The endless production process will make twist-free spooled coils. Danieli will also extend the mill’s reheating furnace to allow higher temperatures for billet discharging.