Tailor-made upgrade of the cooling bed exit area, as well as of stacking, weighing and storing area: this was the task given to NCO by Metallurgica Marcora Spa, a leading rolling mill for standard and special profiles located in Northern Italy, active since 1878. The first phase is now successfully completed, with the supply, erection and commissioning of the cooling bed exit area with layer forming and transferring device, roller conveyor and new cold shear 300 t capacity of tailor-made design, capable to fit within the available area, minimizing the civil works and mill shut-down. The shear is equipped with bar aligning device, automatic blades change, bar holding device automatically synchronised with the cutting cycle, short tails removal device and motorized scrap collecting buckets as well as samples collecting system. All the equipment have been engineered, manufactured and installed by NCO. The supply includes the extension of bar-in-coil handling area as well as new vertical looper which ensures optimal bar guiding and allows for scratch-free rolling, similar to those recently supplied together with new finishing stands, housing-less type.
Nowadays, the second part of the supply, automatic stacker and storing area, is under manufacturing and will be installed during the Christmas shut-down in December 2021.