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Southwire sells 100th SCR Continuous Casting System

Southwire Company announced that it recently reached a historic moment with the sale of its 100th SCR continuous casting system to produce copper or aluminum rod.

A press release said that the 100th system, an SCR-3000 model to be installed in China, will be capable of producing 25 metric tons of copper rod an hour in the sizes of 8 mm, 9.5 mm, 12.7 mm, 16 mm and 18 mm, using a Morgan No-Twist rolling mill provided by Siemens Industries Inc. Southwire's SCR Technologies provides the continuous casting system equipment and technology for the production of copper and aluminum rod.

"This milestone could not have been reached without the support of our licensees and the continuous improvements in design and technology of our systems, which has become the trademark of SCR Technologies," said William M. Berry, president of SCR Technologies.

SCR aluminum rod systems range in capacity from 2.5 to 15 metric tons per hour of EC aluminum and alloyed aluminum rod. SCR copper systems range in size from 7 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 available with capacities ranging from 7 to 60 metric tons per hour. SCR copper systems range in size from 7 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 available with capacities ranging from 7 to 60 metric tons per hour.

Southwire reports that the company installed its first SCR model in 1965, and that it now has systems in 35 countries.

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