05/10/2021 – The heart of the new rolling mill

Huaigang Special Steel orders 3-roll “RSB” No. 4

Jiangsu Shagang Group Huaigang Special Steel Co., Ltd. (Huaigang Special Steel) has placed an order with Friedrich Kocks GmbH+Co KG, Hilden, Germany, for the supply of a “RSB 370++/4” in 5.0 design.


Jiangsu Shagang Group Huaigang Special Steel Co., Ltd. orders Kocks 3-roll “RSB” No. 4 for its new rolling mill. © Kocks


Huaigang Special Steel (HSS) is a subsidiary of the Shagang Group, which is the 6th largest steel producer in the world and the largest privately owned industrial enterprise in China.

The Kocks “RSB” will be the heart of the new mill line of HSS and will produce straight bars within a dimension of Ø 20 to 80 mm. Included in the Kocks scope of supply is the state of the art bar mill configurator Bamicon, which setups the Reducing and Sizing Block (RSB) for the individual SBQ products to be rolled. Furthermore Bamicon guides and assists future oriented the roll shop personal through the planning and preparation of the offline roll shop activities such as 3-roll stand and roller guide preparation in order to simplify these processes and further increase the quality of preparation work and timing.

It is the 4th Kocks block that will start to roll SBQ for generations at HSS after the previous RSB orders in 2010, 2019 and at the beginning of 2021. With the investment in the 4th Kocks RSB, HSS strengthens its competitiveness on the hard-fought market and delivers furthermore high-quality products to its customers.

The commissioning is scheduled for the mid of 2022.