The Korean special steel maker POSCO has successful commissioned its bar mill #2 incorporating a Reducing & Sizing Block (RSB®) 370++/5 in 5.0 design by Friedrich KOCKS GmbH & Co KG.
The KOCKS RSB® 5.0 is finishing round dimensions of Ø 14.0 to 55.0 mm but also produce most flexible all feeders for the wire rod line. The new RSB® is replacing an existing KOCKS block which was successfully operating since 1995 producing more than approx. 12,5 Mio. tons of round SBQ grades for the automotive industry.
Included in the scope was also, apart from the RSB® 5.0, the Size Control System (SCS®) which allows real time adjustments of the operating parameters of the rolling block, as well as the light section measuring gauge 4D EAGLE®.