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Baoshan Iron & Steel to equip a KOCKS RSB® 300++/4 in 5.0 design at new Shanghai rolling mill

Subsidiary of world’s leading steel producer Baosteel group, Baoshan Iron and Steel Company Limited has decided to equip a KOCKS Reducing & Sizing Block in its new combined bar in a coil/wire rod mill based in Shanghai, China. Through this investment, Baoshan Iron and Steel is continuing the 10 years of cooperation between the two companies as well as looking forward to meeting customer requirements for specialty steel.

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China-based steel producer Baoshan Iron & Steel Company Limited has decided on a KOCKS Reducing & Sizing Block 300+/4 in 5.0 design to equip its new combined bar in its new coil/wire rod mill in Shanghai, China. The latest generation RSB® 300++/4 will be located as a finishing unit after 14 stands in H/V arrangement in a 600.000 t/a combined SBQ bar in coil and wire rod mill. The RSB® will manufacture bars in coil within a dimension of Ø 18.00 to 50.00 mm and feeders for the wire rod line to finish dimensions of Ø 7.5 to 28.0 mm. It comes with a remote control for stand and guide adjustments, equipment for the roll-shop and KOCKS proprietary software solutions.

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Baoshan Iron & Steel’s decision to invest in a KOCKS Reducing & Sizing Block of the latest generation also continues the successful cooperation of 10 years between the two companies, having started with the major investment into a RSB® 370/4 for the combined high-capacity SBQ rolling mill “Shanghai No. 5”. This new addition to the company’s mill will also further expand the company’s business activities by meeting the customer’s requirements for specialty steel in different dimensions.

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