X-Pact® Crop Optimization

Improved process stability and reduced cobbles in the finishing mill

Challenges

  • Minimize crop cut length as  much as possible, without influencing rolling stability
  • Precise material tracking in harsh environment

Solution

  • Optimized and precise transfer bar heat/tail cut based on accurate width measurement and proven algorithms

Technical advantages

  • Higher yield
  • Stable rolling process
  • Optimized production time

Productivity

  • Improved process stability and reduced cobbles in the finishing mill due to less impact of head and tail strip geometry
  • Increased yield due to less scrap with possible savings in the region of 300,000 €/year