Modernization at Aluminium Norf, Germany

Powerful production boost

Aluminium Norf GmbH implemented a comprehensive modernization project for Hot Mill No. 1 at its location in Neuss, Germany.

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Revamp phases

Aluminium Norf GmbH implemented a comprehensive modernization project for Hot Mill No. 1 at its location in Neuss, Germany. Nearly 50 years old, the hot mill was ready for a revamp. It progressed in three stages.

Phase 1: Roughing stand

  • Installation of a new mechanical/hydraulic adjustment system and a new backup roll balancing system plus upgrade of the stand platform and exhaust hoods
  • Result: reduced rolling cycle times due to almost doubling the speed of the mechanical adjustment system

Phase 2: Edging stand

  • Replacement of the existing edger with a more powerful edging stand
  • Result: greater throughput due to shorter distance from roughing stand to edger

Phase 3: Finishing mill

  • Extension of the finishing mill from three to four stands
  • Modification of the gear units of existing stands to increase rolling speed
  • Result: higher production

All this boosted output by almost 25%. What’s more, our intelligent strategy and detailed preparation meant we accomplished the modernization phases during short shutdowns.

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