14/07/2023 – Order for “RSB 500++/4” in „Star Drive design“

Fujian Sangang Minguang orders next Kocks “3-roll RSB”

The Chinese producer of special bar quality products, Fujian Sangang Minguang Group Co., Ltd. (Sanming) has placed an order with Friedrich Kocks GmbH+Co. KG for another “Reducing and Sizing Block”.


The new “RSB 500++/4” will be part of the new mill of Sanming. © Kocks


The “RSB 500++/4” in “Star Drive design” will be part of the company's new rolling mill complex in Fujian province and will be used to produce high-quality steel products for various industries. The government-owned enterprise was founded in 1958. It is part of the Sangang group with over 17,000 employees and one of the most important steel producers in the Fujian province on the southeastern coast of China. Sanming is dedicated to providing its customers with the highest quality steel products and in this course chose to build a new medium bar rolling mill featuring state-of-the-art equipment and highly reliable and automated processes.

The green field project through a Chinese EPC contractor comprises the integration of the “RSB 500++/4” as finishing block. Sanming is familiar with the Kocks 3-roll technology from a previous project and is confident in its high precision, efficiency, and reliability. The integration of Kocks’ 3-roll technology into the new rolling mill complex is expected to bring significant benefits to the production process.

The “RSB 500++/4” in “Star Drive design” is equipped with advanced technology that allows the precise control of the rolling process, resulting in consistent and high-quality. It comes with Kocks proprietary software solutions and will be located as finishing unit after a 2-high Reversing Roughing Mill and 10 stands in H/V rolling mill arrangement to produce straight bars within a dimension of Ø 50mm to 130mm in a 800.000t/a mill line. The installation is expected to be completed in early 2024.