Patent Number: 6,293,133

Title: Method of rolling finished sections from preliminary sections in reversing roll stand arrangements

Abstract: A method of rolling finished sections from preliminary sections by means of roll stand arrangements which operate in reversing operation and include a compact rolling group composed of a first universal stand at the entry side and a second universal stand at the exit side and an intermediate edging stand arranged between the universal stands, and a roughing group arranged in front of the compact rolling group and composed of vertical roll stands and horizontal roll stands and/or universal stands. A rectangular preliminary section or a preliminary section having the approximate final dimensions is preshaped in the roll stands of the roughing rolling group in a number of shape changing passes and/or shape reduction passes, possibly reversing with or without the use of selectable grooves. Subsequently, the section is further shaped in the compact rolling group in several shape changing passes or shape reduction passes in the universal stand on the entry side. Subsequently, the section is shaped into the finished section in the universal stand on the exit side or in the intermediate edging stand, possibly also with the use of the selectable grooves or the grooves of the roll stands located next to each other.

Inventors: Svejkovsky; Ulrich (Wuppertal, DE), Nowak; Hans-Jurgen (Kamp-Lintfort, DE), Engel; Georg (Dusseldorf, DE), Fournie; David A. (Desoto, TX), Schmelzle; Lloyd M. (Desoto, TX)

Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B21B 1/08 (20060101); B21B 1/14 (20060101); B21B 1/46 (20060101); B21B 013/10 (); B21B 041/06 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018