Continuus-Properzi has successfully participated to Metef 2017 - Verona (Italy), from June 21st to June 24th 2017.
WAI - INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE 2016
Each year the Wire Association International hosts an educational conference designed to unite industry experts from around the world to share their latest innovations within the wire and cable industry with their peers and colleagues. This year the WAI International Technical Conference will be held in Monterrey, Mexico on October 17-20, 2016.
Experts from the wire and cable industry will give technical and operational presentations throughout the conference on topics from their respective segments of the industry. Giuseppe Marcantoni, General Manager of Properzi International, Inc., the US subsidiary of Continuus-Properzi, S.p.A., will be presenting "Properzi Technology and Equipment". The presentation will provide a brief history of the Properzi Continuous Casting and Rolling (CCR) technology, highlight Properzi's developments in copper and aluminium CCR technology and equipment, and explore new technology areas including Pro-Form continuous rotary extrusion equipment, the utilization of the Properzi Microrolling® mill to produce self-annealing wire thereby providing savings in the rod breakdown operation, and off-line FRHC ingot casting to provide copper ingots that can be blended with cathodes during rod production.
We look forward to seeing you in Monterrey!
WIRE CHINA & WIRE INDIA 2016
Autumn is a demanding season for Continuus Properzi staff. Our company was engaged in two important exhibitions both devoted to the wire & cable field.
- The 7th China International Wire & Cable Industry Trade Fair (Wire China 2016) which took place at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) from September 26 - September 27, 2016. Mr. Vladimir Djukic and Mr. Alberto Ghisetti, our sales managers welcomed you to our booth in the ICE collective area.
The 6th International Exhibition & Conference for the Wire and Cable Industry (Wire & Cable India 2016) which held at Mumbai, Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre Goregaon (East) from October 5 - October 72016, where you met Mr. Carmelo Maria Brocato - Vice President and Commercial Director and Mr. Michelangelo Nidasio - Senior Process Engineer and Sales Advisor.
In both events we introduced you to our new technologies:
- Continuous Extrusion Line (Properzi Forming) – we are capable of supplying all the main equipment necessary for the production of ACSR/AW including the CCR Line for producing AL rod, the Drawing Machine for High carbon steel, the Pro-Form, the Drawing Machine for ACSR wire and finally the Stranding Machinery.
- Self-annealed CU wire Microrolling® mill - This rolling mill has been used as breakdown machinery for processing copper rod from 8 mm down to 1.8 mm or 2 mm without annealing. The main advantage… energy savings!
As is common knowledge, our company provides a complete range of technology on Hot and Cold process machinery, please see the section dedicated to these process or if you prefer, the products section on our website.
THE 15TH EUROPEAN LEAD BATTERY CONFERENCE
The 15th European Lead Battery Conference took place from 13th to 16th September 2016 in Valletta, Malta.
This important event focused its attention on main topics which captured the attention of visitors and experts as:
- Efficiency on energy storage
Reduction of carbon emissions and majors improvements in fuel efficiency
Recyclability of lead batteries
Latest advantages in batteries R&D and new manufacturing techniques and equipment and more…
Continuus-Properzi attended the conference and was represented by our Mr. Gabriele Muscarnera, who illustrated our Lead Division capabilities and specially our “Wide grids from lead strip for punched grids”.
The tendency today is towards punched grids requiring a strip which is about 330 mm wide.
The wide strip is punched into grids having a full frame and therefore can withstand the high compression requested in the elements of AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries. The wide strip can be punched according to any design as defined by the customer and since the strip is continuously cast and rolled it provides significant savings in weight.
We have therefore developed and optimized the casting and rolling of wide lead strip. These developments include: four-wheel type in-line casting; minimum cast strip thickness; new, sturdy, independently-driven rolling stands, etc. Obviously, all other related machinery has been redesigned accordingly to accommodate the wide strip casting and rolling process.
4TH IRAN INTERNATIONAL ALUMINIUM CONFERENCE 2016
Our Minister of Foreign Mr. P. Gentiloni during the meeting we had in January with President of Iran Mr. H. Rouhani declared: We cannot say we will come back to Iran because we never abandoned Iran. This sentence is very much applicable for Continuus-Properzi during the "dark time" we had the privilege of suppling our plants to the beautiful and promising country of Iran.
Our Vice President and Commercial Director Mr. C.M. Brocato took part to the 4th Iran International Aluminium Conference 2016 (IIAC 2016) on 11th and 12th May 2016 and gave a speech: The Properzi Technology for the Production of Aluminium Rod and Aluminium Ingots.
This technical paper exposes the trends in electrical energy and automotive industry and Properzi contribute with his equipment and technology to get this growth pretty sustainable.
WIRE DÜSSELDORF 2016
Once again the International Wire and Cable Trade Fair took place at Düsseldorf – Germany, from April 4th to April 8th, 2016.
This important event involved wire specialists and technical experts from worldwide, after all neither industry nor our everyday lives are imaginable without wire and its products. At the same time, industrial progress goes hand by hand with the increasingly requirements to be met by wire and wire products.
In this complex and interesting background, Continuus-Properzi was present, providing its technology for the production of Aluminium, Copper, Lead and Zinc rod wire on a global basis. The product line is complemented by the products offered by the Wire Machinery Division, which includes newly designed drawing lines for high carbon (Logos 2.0 Evolution), stainless steel, and AS wire, as well as complete PC Strand lines, PC Wire lines, and Steel Rope lines. Furthermore in 2014 Properzi has added to its range of production the first Pro-Form (stands for Properzi Forming) Continuous Rotary Extrusion System.
Additionally to the complete range of products, Continuus–Properzi guarantees to potential clients starting a mutual collaboration (consolidate customers know it very well), numerous benefits listed here:
- specialized engineering for layouts, foundation drawings, etc., and for tailoring special technical solutions, if requested
- machinery tailor made and designed for life
- lowest OpEx (Operational Expenditures)
- highest OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency)
- first class components (hydraulic, pneumatic, electrics etc.) and friendly use control system
- high rod quality and high grade of reparability of the quality
- flexible machinery
- unparalleled technical assistance for training, commissioning and start-up
CABLE & WIRE 2015
Cable & Wire Fair 2015 took place in India from December 3 - 5, 2015, at Pragati Maidan – Delhi. It's not a case that the fair was organized in India a country in continuous becoming: Indian government is emphasizing reforms for power, telecom and infrastructures pushing the country on the right way to receive big investors and investments. So this edition of the fair was the most appropriated place to officialize the boom in the Wire & Cable Industry business.
Economic studies confirms the actual growing tendency is foreseen not only today but also for the coming years in fact, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries, three most important segments of general economy, are growing appreciably, denoting an important and full period for the wire & cable industry.
In this unprecedented growth of power generation and transmission sectors Continuus-Properzi is positioning its aluminium and copper rod lines. The aluminium wire produced with CCR lines finds its placement in applications such: electric wire fence, antennas, impact extrusion, special aluminium conductors an many other items.
Worthy of mention are Properzi CCR copper lines since the company is able to furnish rod lines - fed by cathodes – for high speed drawing process and very small wire diameters, applicable for example in conductor production, and CCR copper lines – fed by scrap – adapt to resurrect, precisely copper scrap, into high quality and high performance rod like copper building and earth conductors.
Properzi finishes its product placement with equipment also for the production of ACSR/AS or ACSR/AW, Drawing Machine for high carbon steel, extrusion plant named Pro-Form (Properzi Forming), and finally Stranding Machines.
WIRE & CABLE VIETNAM 2015
Wire & Cable Vietnam is one of the most professional international trade shows in South East Asia in the wire and cable industry. It took place in Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam from November 26th to 28th, more precisely in Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center.
The exhibition collected customers and technicians from all over the world with their numerous specificities and qualifications. Among them Continuus-Properzi S.p.A. is a leader in the production of Continuous Casting and Rolling lines for nonferrous and ferrous sector.
The company provides its technology for the production of Aluminium, Copper, Lead and Zinc wire rod on a global basis. In detail the copper rod can be produced from either copper cathodes (ETP - Electrolytic Tough Pitch) or 100% low quality copper scrap (FRHC – Fire Refining High Conductivity) to yield top quality copper rod. The product line also covers machinery for the production of nonferrous ingots with the Track & Belt system and is complemented by the products offered by the Wire Machinery Division, which includes newly designed drawing lines for high carbon (Logos 2.0 Evolution), stainless steel, and AS wire, as well as complete PC Strand lines, PC Wire lines, and Steel Rope lines. Furthermore in 2014 Properzi has added to its range of production the Continuous Extrusion plant under the name of PRO-FORM (which stands for "Properzi Forming").
We was really pleased to introduce our technology in all the fields developed by our company to the people who visited us at ICE – Italian pavilion n° 37.
CABWIRE WORLD CONFERENCE 2015
The 7th biennial technical conference – CabWire World Conference 2015 - took place in Düsseldorf on November 3rd 2015, at the fairgrounds of the Congress Center.
The one-day conference enclosed experts from the wire exhibiting companies with "news" about ferrous and non-ferrous metals and the best-known exponents of the Industry. In this extraordinary context Continuus-Properzi was invited to present a technical paper entitled: Properzi Adds Continuous Rotary Extrusion System to its Range of Equipment to Provide an Integrated Solution for the Production of ACSR/AS Conductors.
In the technical paper the Author (Carmelo Maria Brocato – Vice President of the Board and Commercial Director) reviews the various developments of the overhead conductors with particular attention to ACSR/AS conductors and the equipment used for producing such conductors.
Continuus-Properzi is the sole company who supply all the main equipment necessary for the production of ACSR/AS or ACSR/AW including the CCR line.
INTERNATIONAL WIRE & CABLE TRADE FAIR FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA 2015
WIRE SOUTHEAST ASIA, 11th International Wire & Cable Trade Fair for Southeast Asia returned from September 16-18, 2015 at the Bangkok Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand.
The trade fair was an important platform on Wire & Cable processing equipment and machinery with a particular stress on manufacturing innovations which successfully rouse buyers and significant decision maker interest.
Continuus-Properzi staff was present in ACIMAF – collective pavilion, stand E02 for both Casting Division and Wire and Cable Division.
During the exposition, our sales staff illustrated the complete range of products and services that potential and/or acquired customers gets from Properzi:
- ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS CCR ROD LINES OF VARIOUS SIZES FOR A VERY WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS
- SMALL from 1.6 tph to 4 tph
- MEDIUM from 4.5 tph to 6 tph
- LARGE from 8 tph to 10 tph
- EXTRA LARGE from 12.5 to 15 tph
- MELTING AND HOLDING FURNACES FOR ALUMINIUM
- COPPER CCR ROD LINES FROM CATHODES – ETP
- COPPER CCR ROD LINES FROM 100% SCRAP – FRHC
- CRS – LINES – LEAD STRIP FOR BATTERY
- MICROROLLING® FOR FERROUS AND NONFERROUS ROD
- CONTINUOUS INGOT CASTING LINES
- PRO-FORM (PROPERZI CONTINUOUS ROTARY EXTRUSION) MACHINERY
WIRE MACHINERY DIVISION
- PC WIRE & PC STRAND LINES
- BOW SKIP STANDERS
- TUBULAR STRANDERS
- DRAWING LINES FOR HIGH CARBON, LOW CARBON, STAINLESS STEEL WIRE ROD AND AS WIRE
AND FOR BOTH DIVISIONS...
- ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING
- AFTER-SALE SERVICES
- SPARE-PARTS SERVICES
4th COPPER RECYCLING CONFERENCE 2015
The 4th Copper Recycling Conference organized by Metal Bullentin took place in Barcelona (Spain) from June 17th to June 19th 2015.
Successively Mr. Chris K. Holding Publisher and Managing Director of Copper Worldwide magazine wrote an exhaustivearticle recording a short summary of each speech expounded during the conference and about the visit to La Farga Lacambra Copper Museum. Here below you will find the above mentioned editorial, for further details: http://www.copperworld.com/.
Continuus-Properzi as engineering-technology supplier and main sponsor of the conference gave an active contribute with the presentation of a detailed paper entitled: Copper Scrap – the historical bank of energy and a current option for making rod by the Vice-president of the Board and Commercial Director Mr. Carmelo Maria Brocato.
The speaker explained how the rise of copper demand and the potential shortage/lack of this material has extended the interest in the recycling industry exploitation moreover, he illustrated the combined plant designed and conceived for the combined production of FRHC and ETP copper rod; some plants are already in operation.
For additional information and eventual widenings, we will be happy to provide a copy of Mr. Brocato's speech.
WIRE RUSSIA 2015
After the difficult climate of the recent years, the metallurgy wire and cable sector seems to approach the future with a bit of optimism. The global modernization is needing a remarkable increase in the require of products from the wire and cable processing industry, for electrical energy transmission, for electronic data elaboration and so on.
In this dynamic context took place wire and cable industry trade fair from May 12th to May 15th, 2015.
This international trade exhibition collected exhibitors and suppliers from about 51 countries worldwide. The exhibition was an optimal occasion to meet experts on wire and cable field getting from them the latest technology and innovation.
Continuus-Properzi staff was present in the Italian collective ACIMAF pavilion. They had the opportunity to intensify existing relations with acquired customers and to meet acquainted with potential customers which look for tailor made equipment and installation.
Further information on Properzi products range are available upon request.
INTERWIRE TRADE EXPOSITION 2015
Interwire Trade Exposition organized by the Wire Association International took place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at the Georgia World Congress Center from April 28th to April 30th, 2015.
The exhibition was introduced in 1981 and actually is the largest Wire & Cable market-window in USA and Latin America.
In this important scenario held the second Global Continuous Casting Forum that covered for the first time, two main topics simultaneously: aluminium and copper.
Continuus-Properzi S.p.A. was present with a booth and at the same time participated actively to the forum with the presentation of two technical papers focused on aluminium field.
The technical reports were expounded by:
Mr. Carmelo Maria Brocato – Continuus-Properzi Vice President and Commercial Director. His paper entitled Analysis of electrical energy demand trends and the implication in nonferrous rod demand, was presented on April 28th, 2015.
Mr. Giuseppe Marcantoni – Properzi International (Continuus-Properzi American Branch) General Manager. He spoke about: Properzi Casting technology on April 28th, 2015.
GLOBAL CONTINUOUS CASTING FORUM 2015
The Wire Association International organized its second Global Continuous Casting Forum coinciding with Interwire show 2015. It took place from April 27 to April 30, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta (Georgia), USA.
The 2015 forum was based on Continuous Casting Process from raw material to final product, passing through production test, quality and so on. During the four-day forum, and for the first time, both copper and aluminium subject were covered successfully.
In this interesting context Continuus-Properzi was present as one of the major continuous casting rod representative, introducing two technical papers through two board members: Mr. Carmelo Maria Brocato Vice-President and Commercial Director of Contiuus-Properzi S.p.A – Milan, Italy and Mr. Giuseppe Marcantoni General Manager of Properzi International (Continuus-Properzi American Branch) – Maryland, USA.
Mr. C.M. Brocato presented a paper entitled: Analysis of electrical energy demand trends and the implication in nonferrous rod demand, on April 28th, 2015. The document focused the analysis of electrical energy demand trend during the past two decades and the relation with the demand of nonferrous rod for electrical application, while Mr. G. Marcantoni expounded his paper titled: Properzi Casting technology, on April 28th, 2015. The paper dealt the most recent developments in Properzi technology, mainly the introduction of "big blocks" refractory in casting and the combination of roughing and finishing mills with new size rolling rolls.