Implementation of QWR 4.0 Quality Wirerod mill at ABS

With the implementation of QWR 4.0 Quality Wirerod mill at ABS, Danieli has redefined the identity of the rolling mills, with innovative equipment and process approach for operational performance and environment sustainability, guaranteeing the highest product quality standards.

Located in the Cargnacco industrial area of Udine, Italy, the new mill produces 500,000 tpy of special steel wirerod from 5.0 to 25 mm dia at finishing speeds of up to 400 km/h.

This is the first and only mill in the world where mill management is based on the “zero-man-on-the-floor” approach, the whole process is remotely controlled. During production and size changes all mill activities are automatically performed thanks to a strong automation control which makes it possible to have no operators on the field.

The implemented technologies allow the minimization of processing costs, such as energy consumption, section-changing time and personnel by fully applying the concepts of Industry 4.0, which also improve operator and operational safety.

ABS QWR 4.0 wirerod mill marks the implementation of the Danieli Intelligent Plant design, a revolution in plant management and post-processing analysis.