The Entry Guide insures strip enters mill centered and straight and that the strip is formed symmetrically about the centerline of the mill.
Driven Stands form the strip gradually into a cylinder while driving material through the mill.
Side Pass Stands apply pressure on the forming tube to assist in shape formation between the Driven Stands.
Stabilize and guide the strip edges as they enter the weld apex, and to apply pressure to forge the heated edges of the formed strip together.
A Turkshead Unit straightens the tube. Specially designed Turksheads reshape the tube into other shapes, such as square.
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