The world's most advanced wire rod mill.
When it comes to wire rods, we set the standards. By producing at the most advanced wire rod mill in the world, we can offer customized solutions with extremely tight tolerances and coil masses of up to 3 tons. With the start up of this rolling mill 2016, we can produce wire rod with diameters ranging from 5.00 mm to 60.00 mm.
Wire rod production
The raw materials for our products are manufactured in the Group's own steel mills. voestalpine smelts pig iron in two furnaces before processing it in the steel mill. Our state-of-the-art technology guarantees the highest levels of quality.
At our wire rod mill the billets are heated to a rolling temperature of 1100°C to 1200°C within 1 to 1.5 hours in a walking beam furnace powered by natural gas. This is followed by high-pressure water descaling, and then the continuous wire rolling process on a 1-strand wire rolling line in several forming stages until the required cross section has been reached.
Temperature-regulated or thermomechanically-regulated rolling via a loop, followed by controlled cooling, is also possible and allows the microstructure (strength, hardness and toughness) required for cold forming to be precisely determined.
voestalpine Wire Rod also has its own
- and heat-treatment facilities
in which the wire rod is processed further.