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IMC Metals signs contract for copper rod system

Southwire has announced the sale of an SCR® copper rod system to IMC Metals America LLC, located in Shelby, North Carolina, USA.

The contract is for an SCR-4500 system, which is designed for a production rate of 35 metric tons per hour of 8mm rod. The project includes the design of all operating equipment, from a skip cart furnace loader to a finished rod handling system. The system will include an 11-stand Morgan No Twist® rolling mill, furnished by Primetals Technologies.

We would like to welcome IMC into the SCR family and look forward to many years of successful collaboration, said Mark Roden, vice president of SCR Technologies. It is through our continued support and the SCR technology pool that this relationship will continue to grow for many years to come.

Southwire's SCR technologies provide continuous rod system equipment for the production of copper and aluminium rod. SCR aluminium rod systems range in capacity from 2.5 to 15 metric tons per hour of EC aluminium and alloyed aluminium rod. SCR copper systems range from 12 to 54 metric tons per hour of ETP copper rod, or other profiles such as flats.

SCR shaft furnaces and furnace systems for rod, billet and anode casting are also available, with capacities ranging from 7 to 60 metric tons per hour.