Andrea Peviani is a senior process engineer who assists and supports Continuus-Properzi customers. He has worked in the wire industry for over 30 years, specializing in the manufacture of copper wire rod. As production manager for a leading European copper rod producer, whose yearly output exceeded 350,000 tons of copper rod, he contributed to the installation, commissioning, operation, and upgrading of both the wheel & belt and the
twin-belt systems. He has extensive experience in all of the critical continuous casting process areas. He has improved existing procedures for combustion control, molten metal filtration, sooting, mill coolant control, rod oxides reduction, and process automation. He contributed to making his former plants some of the most efficient worldwide, in terms of productivity and cost control, due, in part, to his careful selection of components which allowed excellent process performance. More importantly, he enabled rod quality to reach the highest standards necessary in order to meet the increasingly demanding multi-wire, fine wire, and magnet wire markets.