Finish rolling portion of mill

Application Number: 00103782
Application Date: 2000.03.09
Publication Number: 1266752
Publication Date: 2000.09.20
Priority Information: 1999/3/11 US 09/495,224
International: B21B1/12;B21B1/16;B21B1/18;B21B1/26;B21B37/00
Applicant(s) Name: Morgan Construction Co.
Inventor(s) Name: T. Michael Shore
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: wu menghua
Abstract A method and apparatus for finish rolling long products such as bars, rods and the like, comprising: in a first operational mode, rolling the products through a finishing block and a reducing sizing mill arranged on a primary pass line; and in a second operational mode, diverting the products from the primary pass line to a secondary pass line bypassing the finishing block and then back to the primary pass line for rolling in the reducing sizing mill. Optionally and preferably, a cooling unit is shifted between the primary and secondary pass lines to cool products being rolled in each operational mode.