1856

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Morgårdshammar AB was established. Machine shop and
foundry were built.

1878

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The first universal stand in the world was developed
at Morgårdshammar by Ernst von Zweigbergk.

1926

Danieli Wean United
The world’s first 4-high continuous hot strip steel mill, which made it possible for width and gauge ratios to be increased from 250:1 to 500:1 up to 1000:1.

1935

Danieli Wean United
The world’s first Continuous Strip Pickle Line.

1937

Danieli Wean United
First full-width commercial Electrolytic Tin Line. By the mid-1960’s, approximately 80% of the world’s tin plate was being produced on 67 wean lines in 16 countries.

1940

Danieli Wean United
The first Hydraulic Roll Force Operated Mills.

1945

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of the world’s first roller guide.

1948

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The housingless stands, invented by Mr. Erik Norlindhwere introduced to the market.

1949

Danieli Wean United
Development of first Processing Uncoiler to prevent crossbreaks as hot roll material is paid off.

1951

Danieli Centro Maskin
First billet grinder with fixed grinding unit and grinding table.

Danieli Davy Distington
One of the world’s first continuous casting plants for steel pioneered at British Steel, Barrow Works.

1952

Danieli Wean United
Developed flex roll processors for automotive industry to eliminate the effects of age hardening in steel sheets, so that they could be deep drawn.

1953

Danieli Wean United
First commercial-width Wheeling Type Galvanizing Line. In this type of galvanizing, the annealing is done off-line so the full range of tempers were available to end users.

1955

Danieli Fröhling
Multi-roll rolling mill concept for ferrous and non-ferrous metals was developed and patented.

1956

Danieli Wean United
Fine scroll shear to cut sheets for nesting can ends.

1958

Danieli Wean United
Development of Tension Leveling Technology. These leveling systems used small-diameter rolls to create a “plastic hinge” across the width of the strip and bridles, to achieve precisely controlled elongation. The result: flat, stress-equalized strip.

1960

Danieli Wean United
First Horizontal Looper Cars for strip storage in a process line.

1960

Danieli Wean United
First cam-actuated Strip Separators.

1960

Danieli Wean United
First closed-face heads to prevent damage to the inner coil wraps.

1960

Danieli Wean United
First automatic acid-water ratio system.

1960

Danieli Wean United
Minimum spangle coatings.

1960

Danieli Wean United
Development of air and steam knives to replace coating rolls.

1961

Danieli Wean United
Supply of the world’s largest Furnace-type Galvanizing Line, and of the world’s fastest (400 fpm).

1961

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Delivery of the first jumping 3-high stands with equipment for mechanized rolling of diamonds.

1963

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The first convertible stands were introduced.

1964

Danieli Wean United
The world’s first fully Continuous Aluminium 5-stand Tandem Cold Rolling Mill, incorporating the concept
of hydraulic roll-force cylinders.

1964

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The first Contiloop mill was delivered. Danieli supplies Germany’s first minimill.

1964

Danieli Davy Distington
The world’s largest caster complex at BSC Shelton Works, UK, using a 2-strand slab caster and three, 3-strand bloom casters. It was the world’s first integrated steelworks to rely entirely on continuous casting.

1965

Danieli Wean United
Beltless Coil Wrappers for heavy gauge pickling product.

1965

Danieli Wean United
First automated guided vehicle for bringing coils from storage to the process line.

1965

Danieli Centro Maskin
DC motor drive for constant peripheral speed of the grinding wheel for special steel qualities

1967

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Introduction of the first generation of P600 stands. Also that year, a 4-high mill for strip rolling with automatic stand-changing equipment was supplied.

1969

Danieli Wean United
F irst Turret Side Trimmer for quick knife change.

1969

Danieli Wean United
Developed the first carousel, consumable anode type, radial zinc-plating line for one-sided plating.

1969

Danieli Centro Maskin
First crack-detection equipment for billets made with DC current and wet powder. First billet conditioning plant with four grinders.

1970

Danieli Wean United
Developed the first high-current jet cleaning cell.

1970

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Danieli introduces the first twin-channel system for high-speed discharging of bars onto the cooling bed, a system that currently is operated at 40 mps.

1970

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Installation of the first wire rod line provided with high-speed wire rod block and DSC-controlled cooling line for in-line heat treatment of the wire rod.

1972

Danieli Wean United
First movable coating pots in a continuous galvanizing line.

1972

Danieli Davy Distington
An 8-strand bloom caster was installed at BSC Lackenby Works, Teesside, U.K. It is still the largest bloom caster in the world, supplemented in 1973 and 1978 by two large, twin-strand slab casters.

1973

Danieli Wean United
Developed the first swing gate coater for a color coating (paint) line.

1973

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Introduction of the ED process for treatment of wire rod in coils in hot water.

1973

Danieli Rotelec
The world’s first industrial use of Electromagnetic Stirring for the daily production on a continuous casting machine: Strand stirrers (S-EMS) on a fourstrand 240x240 mm bloom conticaster in France.

1973

Danieli Fröhling
Development of automatic gap control and adjustment devices. Development of first cut-to-length lines.

1974

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The world’s first automatic magnetic stacker for sections.

1974

Danieli Centro Maskin
Double belt grinding machine for surface finishing/grinding of stainless steel plates.

1975

Danieli Centro Maskin
Double-headed grinder for round ingots up to 850 mm dia. Development of a 45-kW grinding machine with electronic/hydraulic power control, POWCO system.

1976

Danieli Morgårdshammar
First delivery of wire rod blocks with ring shafts on oil-film bearings.

1976

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The first fully automated cold shear with a cutting force of 1000 tons was delivered. Also that year, Morgårdshammar introduced “start-and-stop” flying shears.

1976

Danieli Fröhling
Development of 12-high rolling mills and scrap cutting shears. Application of NC systems to finishing lines.

1976

Danieli Fröhling
T he world’s first slitting line with fully automatic slitting head-changing device.

1977

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Introduction of the EDC system for treatment of wire rod in hot water conveyor.

1977

Danieli Rotelec
The world’s first industrial use of Mold Electromagnetic Stirrers (M-EMS) for billets on a four-strand billet/bloom/round conticaster in Germany.

1977

Danieli Fröhling
Development of direct hydraulic adjustment systems for rolling mills and finishing lines.

1979

Danieli Wean United
Supply of the world’s largest, fastest most advanced coating line. The 72” line applies prime and finish coats to both sides simultaneously at strip speeds up to 800 fpm.

1979

Danieli Rotelec
The world’s first double-strand stirrer installation (S1+S2 EMS) on a three-strand 120x120 mm billet conticaster in Spain.

1979

Danieli Centro Maskin
Supply of the chain-track drawing line for capillary copper tubes.

1980

Danieli Rotelec
Development of a new strand stirrer technology for slabs, the so-called In Roll EMS, used as double stage stirring on a slab conticaster in France.

1980

Danieli Fröhling
The world’s first slitting line equipped with vacuum tensioning systems for scratch-free slitting of surface-sensitive materials.

1981

Danieli Centro Met
The world’s largest round bloom conticaster (440-mm dia).

1981

Danieli Wean United
Patenting of a Turbulent Pickling Cell.

1981

Danieli Rotelec
Development of combination Mold plus Final EMS (M+F EMS) for billets and blooms in co-operation with Kobe Steel, Japan: first M+F EMS installation for blooms on a twostrand 300x400 mm conticaster (1981) and for billets on a two-strand 125x125 mm conticaster (1983), both in Japan.

1983

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Introduction of the ESS cantilever stands on oil-film bearings and with robotized sandwich (rolling rings and guides) change. Since then, over 900 of these units, used in roughing, intermediate, and finishing mills have been installed worldwide.

1983

Danieli Morgårdshammar
T he first high-speed cooling bed with finishing speed of up to 25 m/s was also installed.

1984

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The world’s first Continuous Cutting-to-Length (CCL) system.

1984

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The first in-line furnace for special steels was introduced for a rolling mill.

1984

Danieli Fröhling
Development of Drum Shears for cut-to-length lines.

1985

Danieli Centro Met
The EBM, the world’s first ultra low-head conticaster (1.3 m mold top height for billet casting).

1985

Danieli Centro Maskin
Fully automatic inspection line with cameras for billets with shot-blast cleaning, ultra sound testing and surface testing including permanent marking of defects.

1985

Danieli Wean United
Development of the first linear motor blank stacker to handle blanks of all geometrical configurations.

1985

Danieli Fröhling
Development of 12-high cold rolling mills with direct hydraulic gap adjustment for rolling speeds of up to 1,200 m/min.

1986

Danieli Centro Met
The world’s largest bloom conticaster (650x650 mm).

1988

Danieli Wean United
The world’s first Fully Hydraulic, Compact Semi-Continuous Six-Stand Hot Strip Mill using a Coilbox.

1988

Danieli Centro Maskin
Computerized hot-slab grinding machine with programmable grinding operation.

1988

Danieli Breda
Development of the internal piercing system technology (on a 38-MN extrusion press).

1988

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The world’s first “Black Box” minimill in Italy. It is a 100% hot-charge, 500,000-tpy production unit for specialty steels for automotive applications.

1989

Danieli Morgårdshammar
First fully continuous mill for superalloys and special steels, provided with in-line treatment capability.

1989

Danieli Rotelec
Development of a new technology for edge heating of the transfer bar on hot strip mills, the so-called C -type inductor with adjustable gap.

1989

Danieli Davy Distington
The world’s widest jumbo caster at British Steel Port Talbot Works.

1990

Danieli Wean United
The world’s largest downcoiler (3.2 m wide, 28.6 mm thick strip)

1990

Danieli Wean United
The H2-High Speed High Quality Long Funnel Mold for Thin Slab Casting

1990

Danieli Centro Maskin
Double-head computer-controlled slab grinding machine with loading/turner and unloading table.

1990

Danieli Breda
Design and construction of the first horizontal press for extrusion of graphite electrodes.

1991

Danieli Wean United
The first Dynamic Soft Reduction system in Thin Slab Casting.

1991

Danieli Wean United
Turboflo Pickling System. Turboflo pickling descales the strip more uniformly than traditional push-pull lines, especially on the edges where the oxide layer is very tight.

1991

Danieli Centro Maskin
Development and supply of third-generation chain-track drawing line for bars, shapes and tubes, operating at speeds up to 200 mpm.

1991

Danieli Fröhling
Development of high-precision CNC edge trimming and slitter heads.

1991

Danieli Breda
The first short-stroke press with movable stem.

1992

Danieli Centro Met
Development of the world’s first saturable reactor for EAF. Further to reduce mechanical and electrodynamic stresses, it also allows an easier process operation control.

1993

Danieli Centro Met
The world’s first DC-EAF with Arc Deviation control system.

1993

Danieli Wean United
The high-pressure low-flow rate Rotating Slab Descaler.

1993

Danieli Fröhling
First slitting line with rotating vacuum tensioning device.

1994

Danieli Centro Met
Development of the in-line Surface Quenching system for conticast blooms.

1994

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Introduction of the world’s first high-speed shear for cropping of wire rod at up to 100 mps.

1994

Danieli Rotelec
High-speed casting of conventional slabs: M old Stirrers are installed on the world’s fastest slab caster, in Japan, which casts 220x2,100 mm slabs at casting speed up to 3 mpm.

1995

Danieli Centro Met
The world’s first Liquid Pool Soft Reduction control system.

1995

Danieli Centro Maskin
First CASTTGRIND® plant (8 grinding units) for in-line inspection and grinding of stainless steel hot slabs (900°C) at conticaster outlet.

1995

Danieli Wean United
Stainfree Rinse System.

1996

Danieli Centro Maskin
Development and supply of a chain-track drawing line for brass bars operating at speeds over 305 mpm, a world record in the industry.

1997

Danieli Wean United
The f2CR-Flexible Crown Free Rolling system with Long Shifting, operating during rolling process.

1997

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The EWR-Endless Welding Rolling process for welding of billets at the exit side of the reheating furnace. It is an innovative process that enables the creation of an endless rolling at the rolling mill.

1997

Danieli Davy Distington
A two-strand slab caster is commissioned at Posco, Korea. The machine incorporates the hydraulically-actuated Integral Motion (INMO) Mold, specifically developed by Davy Distington.

1997

Danieli Centro Maskin
Development and supply of a chain-track drawing line with 26-tons pulling power, operating at over 150 mpm: the fastest drawing line of this size ever built.

1998

Danieli Centro Met
Danarc Plus EAF process technology for the most competitive liquid steel production in every environment: high-temperature scrap preheating, one-bucket charge, no limitation to metallic raw material.

1998

Danieli Centro Met
The world’s most powerful Twin-Electrode DC EAF for melting cold and hot DRI.

1998

Danieli Wean United
The world’s largest flexible Thin Slab Caster at Nucor, Hertford.

1998

Danieli Wean United
High-speed efficient pickling technology, even with thin gauges.

1998

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of the Spooler process for twist-free winding of round bars in compact shape, heavy weight coils.

1998

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of endless rolling process by direct rolling of a high-speed cast billet.

1998

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of the latest-generation Magneticbearing type Loop Laying Head (for rolling speeds of up to 140 mps) and the replaceable wear inserts system.

1999

Danieli Wean United
Development of a high-speed (400 mpm) Turboflo Pickling systems for Thin Gauge strip.

1999

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of a Prefabricated-type Automatic Bar Counting and Bundling Station, for the highest-quality finished products.

2000

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Installation of the first LPP plant for producing of very small sections starting from wire rod in coils.

2000

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Startup of the world's first ECR® Endless Casting Rolling special steel production plant.

2000

Danieli Centro Maskin
Development and supply of a 140-mpm chain-track drawing line to draw 4-t-coils of up to 60-mm-wide flats into straight bars.

2001

Danieli Centro Met
Bloom casting speed world record: 6.5 mpm for a 160x200 mm bloom section (97 tph per strand).

2001

Danieli Centro Maskin
Development and supply of a 3-pass synchronized breakdown drawing system, to draw large-diameter copper tubes at 280 mpm.

2001

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Startup of the world’s first high-speed EWR-Endless Welding Rolling wire rod mill.

2001

Danieli Wean United
The first six-high stand with intermediate-roll crossing for superior strip profile and flatness control capability.

2002

Danieli Rotelec
Development of the Multi-Mode Electromagnetic Stirring; a new mold stirring concept for enhanced slab caster performance and product quality, implemented at Posco (Pohang and Gwangyang works), Korea.

2002

Danieli Wean United
Thin Slab Casting speed world record: 10 mpm.

2002

Danieli Centro Met
The MPMD system which combines radioactive and electromagnetic sensors to accurately monitor and control true steel level and powder thickness, to improve billet surface quality.

2003

Danieli Fröhling
The world’s first Flexible Cold Rolling technology that allows us to vary the roll gap during cold rolling, for producing tailor rolled blanks for the automotive industry.

2003

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The first SCC Stand Core Concept super heavy-duty roll stand, the basis for the PSP Profile Sizing Process, a cost-cutting technology for producing medium/heavy sections, rails, and special profiles.

2003

Danieli Breda
First Front-Loading extrusion press, with a total force of 32 MN with a billet diameter of 10”.

2003

Danieli Fröhling
First CNC edge-trimming shear for an aluminum hot rolling mill with strip thickness up to 10 mm and 3,200 mm strip width.

2003

Danieli Centro Maskin
The world first ECT™ - Endless Copper Tube plant.

2004

Danieli Breda
Integrated steel forging plant complete of 35 M press, internal piercing centering device and punching arms.

2004

Danieli Wean United
The world’s first successful Thin Slab Casting and Rolling of API X70 for Arctic applications (the most critical of HSLA steel grades for pipes).

2004

Danieli Morgårdshammar
The world’s first combined application of EWR® and Spooling technologies, enhancing productivity, efficiency, product marketability, and achieving considerable savings in transformation costs.

2004

Danieli Fröhling
Development of the “Super Slitter”, a solution that provides stiffness of about double value compared to previous slitting heads.

2004

Danieli Arex
Passivated DRI with variable C-content to be recovered during EAF melting process.

2005

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of the DSC Plus computer model for offline simulations, analysis and optimization of rolling parameters and product quality planning.

2005

Danieli Breda
Stainless steel pipe extrusion plant with 35/10 MN extrusion press.

2005

Danieli Centro Tube
Development and construction of the The FQM® - Fine Quality Mill, that combines the Retained Mandrel Mill process with the 3-roll technology for achieving higher-quality seamless tubes in a wider product range, with higher yield and reduced inventory and transformation costs.

2005

Danieli Wean United
World first Thin Slab Casting of silicon steels, exceeding 3% Si content, at over 4 mpm.

2005

Danieli Wean United
World first Thin Slab Casting plant to overcome the 3.0-Mtpy barrier (3.25 Mtpy with 2 casting strands).

2006

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Development of the oil-film bearing laying head for vibrationfree rolling of wire rod at ultra high-speeds.

2006

Danieli Wean United
Confined Jet Dryer system for stainless steel strip drying at the exit of the cold rolling mill.

2007

Danieli Wean United
World first thin slab casting of 80-mm-thick slab cast at 8 mpm.

2007

Danieli Morgårdshammar
Order for the world first ECR-Endless Casting and Rolling plant for commercial steels.

2007

Danieli Fröhling
First new 6-High Rolling Mill for copper.

2007

Danieli Wean United
Fast, flexible, and stable thin slab casting of extra-low and low-carbon steel grades: 70-mm-thick slab cast at 6.1 mpm.

2007

Danieli Centro Met
Development of a continuous casting plant for round blooms of up to 700 mm in special engineering steels; the largest conticast section worldwide.