Wire rod

                      Wire rod  Wire rod is a hot rolled steel product classified its shape. It is a rolled alloy or plain carbon steel product, produced from a semi mainly billet. It has a round, rectangular or other cross-section. In case of rounds its diameter ranges from 5.5 mm to 14 mm. Wire rod is wound into coils and transported in this form. In case the diameter is higher the product is called ‘Bar in coil’. Fig 1 shows wire rod coil.       Fig 1 Wire rod coil Wire rod coil is held in a unit with at least four steel straps in the transverse direction and transported and stored without further packaging. Before the steel strapping is applied, the wire rod must be sufficiently compressed. The strapping is fixed in the transverse direction with a single circumferential strap so that the strapping does not slip and cause the coil to come apart. Wire rod coils must be handled carefully owing to its sensitivity to mechanical damage. Damage may be prevented by correct handling and the use of suitable handling and slinging equipment (e.g. crossbars, C hooks, coil mandrels, webbing slings, chain slings). Lifting or setting down the wire rod coils with excessive force results in distortion, which is detrimental to further processing. The permissible loading capacity of the slinging and handling equipment and the lifting capacity of the lifting gear must also be taken into account. If the metal strapping is damaged or broken, the wire coils loosen and may result in tangled wire rod or other damage. Loosened wire rod coils result in problems during handling and during unrolling prior to further processing. Wire Rod is used for many products. It is the raw material for the wire drawing units. Different uses of...