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ATS S.p.A, located in the North-East of Italy, since 1993 is specialized in design, manufacturing and commissioning of plants and equipment for metal industry. Right at the turn of its 20th anniversary, a new management took over the company with the mission to expand ATS market, previously focused mainly in Italy and Central America.

All ATS’ machines are manufactured in our 50,000 sqm workshop which includes also a gantry milling machine (3 axis 16x4.5x4), a CNC boring machine (16x3.5x1.7), a CNC horizontal lathe (1.8x12.5) and heat-treatment facilities. Automation software is developed together with ATS technical department to exploit in full the plant performances. ATS lines are assembled and tested in house before their delivery for a short and smooth start up on site.

ATS key products are complete plants for steel production including: meltshops, complete Rolling mills, high speed lines for rebar production, wire rod lines and packaging lines. ATS’ Tying machines are renowned as a highly reliable machine and the fastest tying system available in the market. It can perform tight and loose ties with single and double turns.

ATS has an outstanding experience in the automatic conditioning of bars, billets, blooms and slabs. ATS grinding machines have a high productivity of first quality products, vibration-free and a consequent minimization of operating and investment cost.

ATS product portfolio includes finishing lines for seamless and welded pipes, in particular: API pipe finishing lines (Casing, tubing, line-pipe, coupling), mechanical/automotive finishing lines. In the last months, a new automatic packaging system for tubes and bars has been introduced on the market. It is able to form round, hexagonal and square stacks of steel and non-ferrous tubes and bars.
Rolling mill for rebars to Al-Attia Egypt
Complete Rolling mill ACCSA S.A. de C.V. Honduras
Complete Rolling mill for round bars at Reada Steel KSA
YAZD Rolling mill

Between 25th and 28th of May, ATS has attended 2015 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition Manila, Philippines. Addressing more than 500 regional and international delegates from main worldwide industries participants, ATS delegate has presented a paper “Exact, No-Twist, Aligned”. The paper provided a clear solution for the improvement productivity of the Packaging area of the Rolling mill. The presentation generated a great interest from the contestants of the conference and resulted in new networking opportunities and projects. This event has offered a great opportunity to learn and discuss key issues which contribute to greater efficiency and profitability of ATS business. We are looking forward to participate in new SEAISI Conference in the upcoming years. 



ATS SpA has more than 20 years of experience in supplying tying machines for round bundles, hexagonal and square stacks. In these years ATS supplied more than 50 units.

ATS tying machine has beem designed in order to have the following advantages:

·      the shortest tying cycle available on the market: 6.8 seconds for a complete double turn tying;

·  smooth integration in Rolling mill layouts due to optimized dimensions and complete supply of mechanical, media, electrical and automation systems;

·      heavy and sturdy machine minimize maintenance cost and reduce downtimes and production loss;

·     machine will be equipped with latest technology where automatic setup and operations has been exploited in full simplifying routine operation;

·      All ATS Tying Machines are tested in our workshop before shipment to site; this reduces the start up time and costs.

Since the very beginning, ATS main business has been the reconditioning of 2nd hand equipment and supply of refurbished and guaranteed as new plants and machines.

ATS has a dedicated two-bay workshop and team in Trasaghis dedicated to second hand refurbishment. The machines are completely disassembled, key components as bearings, gears, hydraulic components, are substituted, mechanical elements sand blasted, cleaned and painted.

The long experience of our team allows us to guarantee the second hand equipment as new for 12 months of full operation.

Here below are the lines and machines that are currently available in our workshop or still in last user promises:
  • 2-high reversible stand 750
  • Blooming 650
  • Rolling mill 100,000 tpy

ATS has a complete range of packaging lines able to satisfy any requirement for this task. ATS is able to supply bundling and stacking systems for long products Rolling mills, packaging lines for cold finishing lines of bars (drawing, peeling, centerless grinding, Deformed Bars welding lines), stacking station for pipe and tube mills, coiling systems for wire rod and thin tube production.

ATS has the following main types of packaging lines:
  • Round bundling system for the service in hot Rolling mills for round bars. This system can be equipped with sub-bundling forming pockets and wire ting machines, main bundling system with high speed tying, weighing and tagging, final collecting. ATS tying machines are well known on the market as the fastest machines of this type: they can perform a double turn in less than 7 sec.
  • Magnetic stacking stations for merchant bar mills. The high speed of these machines allow absorbing the high productivity of the up-stream Rolling mill. Also this system can be completed by high speed tying, weighing and final storing of stacks.
  • Lance-type stacking system. This type of machine can handle either bars or tubes to form hexagonal and/or square stacks. The main characteristic of the machine is the soft handling of the final product to preserve its surface quality. The stacking unit is completed with strapping machines, wrapping systems with plastic or paper strips, final weighing and storing
  • Magnetic type stacking for heavy products. This type of staking systems are mainly use downstream of seamless pipe mills or for the stacking of heavy bars. They can form either hexagonal or square stack. The heavy and sturdy construction of all the equipment involved assures a long time operation without stops and free of maintenance.

All these lines are fully automatic and easy to set-up for a safe operation of the lines.
Rolling millS
Since the very beginning of its foundation, ATS’ core business has been the supply of Rolling mills for the production of long product bars and wire rod lines.
In these 20 years of operation, ATS build up a long experience in:

  • Revamping and refurbishing of exiting Rolling mills for production of deformed bars, SBQ bars, sections and wire rods
  • Supply of overhauled second hand equipment. All the equipment is cleaned and refurbished in our workshops in order for us to be able to guarantee their operation as a new equipment
  • Supply of tailor made single machines to be fitted in existing production lines to enhance their productivity or to reduce the operation cost. In particular ATS has a long reference list in the supply of Start/Stop shears, tying machines, fully automatic packaging areas.
  • Supply completely new Rolling mills with a production capacity from 80,000 tpy up to 500,000 tpy.
ATS developed a new generation of Rolling mills for the production of deformed bars. These rolling plants are focused to serve their local market and ATS design assures not only a low investment cost in the technological equipment but also in the buildings and auxiliary services.

A) Ultra Flexible Rolling mill for bars, small sections and wire rod
ATS developed a new Rolling mill dedicated to serve the complete range of steel products for the local market therefore they have a calibrated yearly production from 80,000 tpy up to 300,000 tpy of:
  • Deformed bars:   8 - 32 mm
  • Round bars:        16 - 35 mm
  • Wire rod:             5.5 - 16 mm
  • Flats:                   30x3 - 50x8 mm
  • Angles:                25x3 - 60x6 mm
  • Channels:            30x15 - 60x30 mm

Main characteristics are:
  • Optimized layout and technological solutions to guarantee a constant productivity of high quality products
  • Reduced investment cost in equipment, auxiliary services and buildings
  • Low production cost for an immediate return of investment

B) High speed bar delivery in cooling bedUltra Flexible Rolling mill for bars, small sections and wire rod
In case of higher production lines, ATS’ high speed discharging system in cooling bed is adopted. This system includes: fast finishing block, high speed shear, bar breakers at the entry side of cooling bed and drum type breaking and discharging machine.

C) Mini Profile Mill
Mini Profile Mill technology has been developed for the production of a wide range of special sections starting from rolled wire rod coil.

The process flow includes:
  • Uncoiling station equipped with wire welding machine
  • Multi-roll wire straightener for the smooth feeding of the downstream induction furnace
  • Induction furnace to heat-up the material up to the rolling temperature of 750-850°C
  • Micro housing-less stands for the final shaping of the product. They are equipped with carbide rolls for an easy management of the production schedule.
  • Cut to final length shear
  • Cooling bed for product cooling down to room temperature
  • Bundling system
The feeding wire rod can range from 5.5 mm dia up to 20 mm dia. according to the final product.

By means of this technology, it is possible to produce:
  • Deformed round bars and plain round bars
  • Squares, hexagons, triangle and flat bars
  • Angles, channels, T bar, Y bar
  • Special section bars according to the design of the final user

Yearly total productivity can range from 10,000 up to 20,000 tpy, according to the production mix.



Successfully commissioned new Tying System for Sulb Company BSC Closed Heavy sections mill in Bahrein

New tying system for heavy sections has been commissioned in SULB Company BSC Closed heavy sections mill in Kingdom of Bahrein, it consist in a tying machine operated by wire installed next to the existing strapping machine to increase safety in material handling for transportation by ship.

The TMP 1100 tying machine is able to tie square stacks up to 1100 x 1100 mm, it has been supplied complete with automation, motorized loop recover system for the re – insertion of the wire into the coil basket to avoid dangerous loops during wire trailing around the stack and portable control pluggable switchboard for local manual operations.

Installation and commissioning of the machine has been executed in less than one week under supervision of one ATS specialist.

Together with ATS Customer Oriented Service, the aim of the Customer was to install a “turn on and forget” tailor made system that was fitting with the advantages of ATS tying machines:

  • Fast and reliable tying cycle
  • Full automatic operation integrated in the existing system
  • Standardized units and components with almost no-maintenance cost
  • Compact design for easy and fast installation in existing layouts




ATS S.p.A. has participated in annual exhibition Metal Expo Moscow 2017. It was the third time that the company took part in such an important event for steel industry. The exhibition fully met our expectations. Our professionals met with key customers from all over Russia and the CIS, summed up results of the year and made promising plans for 2018.  



ATS Finishing line

ATS has developed complete finishing area to be installed in South America. The area is equiped  with  TV Camera, contactless, high precision bar counter from the roller table at cold shear exit to the bundle collecting chain transfer, for bars up to 20 meters.


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