Project to Increase the Capacity of Southwire SCR Copper Rod Mill

Southwire Company and Primetals Technologies have partnered to expand an existing Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR) system owned and operated by an Asian manufacturer, producing wire, cables, and related products. Southwire Company is a leading wire and cable producer, manufacturing OEM wire products, electronic cord products, metal-clad cable, building wire and cables, and portable and electronic cord products.

Increasing Capacity

Providing the engineering, production, and commissioning services to support the project, Primetals Technologies will work with Southwire to increase the Southwire Continuous Rod system’s capacity to 35 tons per hour of electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper-tin alloys (CuSn) wire rod. The SCR mill will mainly produce 8-millimeter diameter rods using a trapezoidal cast bar at 6,000 square millimeters.

Copper rod mill from Primetals Technologies

The SCR system will include a new roughing mill with two 457-millimeter roughing mill stands, a lubrication system, updated drive assemblies for the existing mill stands and shears, and modifications to the current entry shear and the rod cooling and cleaning system.

Trusted Copper Systems

Based in Carrollton, Georgia, Southwire Company developed the SCR process in 1963. Today, nearly half of all new houses in the U.S.A. contain wire from Southwire, and 50 percent of the copper produced globally uses the SCR system. Southwire has worked closely with Primetals Technologies to implement and update SCR systems for decades.

SCR is a registered trademark of Southwire Company.


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