Apparatus for direct cooling of continuous rolled rod

  • US 3,881,337 A
  • Filed: 06/06/1973
  • Issued: 05/06/1975
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/1971
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a rolling mill for rolling cast metal bar into an elongate metal rod, said rolling mill possessing individual roll stands, the improvement comprising:

  • rod guiding means at the entrance and at the exit to a roll stand for guiding the rod through a set of rolls mounted in said roll stand, said rod guiding means comprising enclosed guide housing means having sealing means positioned at at least one end thereof, each of said guide housing means having openings at opposite ends thereof to permit passage of the rod therethrough, one of said openings being disposed adjacent said rolls and the other of said openings being disposed outwardly of said rolls, said sealing means being arranged to establish a lesser restriction to liquid flow through said one opening than through said other opening, said sealing means adapted to rollingly contact the surface of the rod for substantially frictionlessly supporting the rod in said housing means, said rod guiding means being affixed to said roll stand, and means for flooding the enclosed interior of said guiding means with liquid whereby said guiding means and rod are cooled and lubricated and the liquid will flow out of said housing through said lesser-restricted one opening onto the respective roll stand for at least partially cooling and lubricating the rolls mounted therein.

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