A technical visit to ABS QWR 4.0 wirerod mill – Acciaierie Bertoli Safau has been scheduled in the afternoon of October 28, 2022:

13:00 – 13:15 Departure of the transfer service from the Conference venue to ABS (Via Buttrio 28, Pozzuolo del Friuli UD)
A pocket lunch will be served on the bus to all plant tour’s attendees
14:15Arrival and welcome at ABS
14:30 – 16:30Plant Tour
16:45Transfer to Trieste airport (16:45 – 17:15) and to Trieste city center (17.15-17.45)

To attend, please book your seat while registering to the Conference.

is one of the European leading companies in the field of special steel long products covering a wide range of casted, rolled, forged and finished bars of up to 1,000 mm diameter with a production capacity 1.2 Mtpy of engineering steel. Located in the Cargnacco industrial area of Udine, Italy, this new QWR 4.0 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 and marks the implementation of the Danieli Intelligent Plant design, a revolution in plant management and post-processing analysis.

The SHS 4.0 housingless stands are fully electrified to comply with the “Green Mill” concept and a fully automatic, quick-changing system applied to the entire installed equipment allows size/mill changes in just 8 minutes. The new walking-beam furnace redefines reheating process standards by improving yield, while reducing carbon footprint (0.32% scale formation and NOX emissions under 35 ppm).

The automated in-line heat treatment setup changes are performed by L2 control system within the digital control room, significantly reducing the human factor effects and minimizing the interbillet time. The profile/section measuring gauges along with the optical tension control system guarantee accurate rolling control, tight dimensional tolerances and surface quality.

Energy-efficient Q-Heat induction heater maximizes productivity and improves material quality, controlling scale formation. The temperature monitoring devices throughout the entire rolling process and the specific layout development make it possible to achieve a strong thermomechanical rolling for unique, superior-quality products.