X-Pact® Automatic Threading Assistant

Challenges

  • Maximum assistant to the operator for stable threading in closed gap
  • Minimization of off-gauge lengths

Solution

  • Setting of the roll gap as a function of the material properties and dimensions and the actual mill condition

Technical advantages

  • Stable rolling already from the early strip head end
  • Reduced off-gauge and off-flatness lengths at the strip heads
  • Improved, operator independent threading

Productivity

  • Up to 1.5 %
  • Reduced off-gauge up to 50 %

Efficiency

  • Reduced downtime during threading
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