Primary Metals

Process efficiency, safe operations and automation are the cornerstone of profitability in the primary metals industry. 

Engineering Expertise
We offer one point of contact to assist with short or long term project planning. Our experienced team can lower the cost and offers a higher ROI in key areas such as design, materials, lubrication, and maintenance.

With unscheduled downtime costing 10’s to 100’s of thousands of dollars, reliable products are a must in the harsh environments of metals industry. With more than 100 years’ experience in providing harden solutions to customer’s requirements, you can be assured that dependability is built into every motor, coupling and spindle.
Primary Metals Industry

Primary Metals Solutions

We Know Steel Solution

We Know Steel!

Our brands are at the heart of a primary metals mill. From AC drives and controls, to bearings and couplings, to motors and mechanical drive systems, Regal brands have you covered in the toughest and dirtiest of applications.

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Primary Metals Solution

Primary Metals Solution

A Michigan-based steel manufacturing facility installed a new reducer on one of its roughing mills due to damage within the existing reducer. The mill was concerned that the loads being transmitted through the gear reducer may be exceeding design limits.

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cold mill

Cold Mill Shaft Solution

In many cases, rolling stands are subject to frequent mechanical failures and motor problems causing unplanned downtime and expensive repairs. By installing strain gage telemetry systems on gear spindles, actual torque measurements can be collected.

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Primary Metals Related Videos

Jaure and Kop-Flex Couplings and services for Metals R3

Jaure® and Kop-Flex® couplings and services for metals

Kop-Flex® HP Coupling Recertification Program

Kop-Flex High Performance Couplings can be repaired and recertified for continued reliable service in API-671 applications. Receive a renewed warranty at a price typically for 40-50% of a new one.

Perceptiv™ Using Augmented Reality

Perceptiv™ Leverages the Power of Augmented Reality

Primary Metals Literature Training

  • NEMA® MG1-2006
  • EISA/NEMA Premium®
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • Canadian Standards Association
  • CE Mark

Nema is believed to be the trademark and/or trade name of National Electrical Manufacturers Association and is not owned or controlled by Regal Beloit Corporation.

Primary Metals Reference List

Regal manufactures high quality motors, control and power transmission products for a myriad of industries and applications: from high efficiency severe duty, pump and roller table motors to medium voltage. Our drives and controls are “Performance Matched” to operate seamlessly with our motors. The reliability of our power transmission products guarantees years of trouble free performance in the most demanding applications.       

Motor Types Balers Blowers Conveyors Cranes Extruders Fans Material Handling Pollution Control Pumps Shaker Tables Rolling Mills
Gearmotors - AC
Integral Horsepower
Medium Voltage
Roller Table
Shaker Table
Variable Speed
AC Drives Balers Blowers Conveyors Cranes Extruders Fans Material Handling Pollution Control Pumps Shaker Tables Rolling Mills
AC Drives
Power Transmission Balers Blowers Conveyors Cranes Extruders Fans Material Handling Pollution Control Pumps Shaker Tables Rolling Mills
Belt Drives
Conveyor Components
Gear Reducers
Mounted Bearings

Segment Analysis

United States Industry Overview

The primary metals industry has endured exceptionally difficult operating conditions over the five years since 2017.

Industrial Production Index

The industrial production index measures output from the mining, manufacturing, electric and gas sectors. Industrial production is closely linked to demand for primary metals because it is used in a variety of industrial applications, from machinery manufacturing to oil pipelines.

Iron & Steel Industry 

Operators in the iron and steel manufacturing industry melt and refine iron ore into iron, which is subsequently processed into steel. Companies manufacture steel into a variety of shapes, such as bars, plates, rods, sheets, strips and wire, for downstream construction and manufacturing industries. Operators typically alloy, or mix, steel with nonferrous metals, such as nickel and zinc, to impart certain properties to the final product. For instance, industry participants use nickel in the production of stainless steel, which is more resistant to corrosion and better able to withstand extreme temperatures. Similarly, operators use zinc to galvanize steel products and prevent them from rusting

Aluminum Industry 

The aluminum manufacturing industry includes companies that refine aluminum-bearing bauxite into alumina and smelt alumina to produce aluminum. Industry operators also recycle aluminum from scrap metal, which is a less energy intensive process known as secondary aluminum production. The industry also includes a wide range of both vertically integrated and standalone manufacturers that process unwrought aluminum (typically purchased from upstream manufacturers but also produced internally) into intermediary and value added products such as plate, sheet, foil and extrusions for downstream manufacturing and construction markets. Aluminum is a lightweight, ductile, corrosion-resistant, highly conductive and infinitely recyclable material, making it particularly useful in an array of applications. Accordingly, aluminum products are used as inputs in automotive and aerospace structural components, electrical machinery and parts, packaging materials, nonresidential construction and a wide range of other applications.


Primary Metals Market Segment

Primary Metals Regal Brands


Regal actively supports and participates in industry leading trade associations, such as the Association for iron & Steel Technology (AIST), the National Electrical Manufactures Association (NEMA) and the Power Transmission Distributor Association (PTDA) that promote the primary metals industry and its member organizations. 
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