X-Pact® Extended Bending System (EBS)

Challenges

  • Uniform roll roughness transfer across and along the entire strip

Solution

  • SMS group uses a strengthened top intermediate roll bending for applying the roll separating force needed in EDT passes

Technical advantages

  • Aluminum strips rolled with lowest elongations and amount of lubricants
  • Running the mill with very low roll forces under stable closed-loop force control

Quality

  • EBS improves the control of the rolling process by reducing mill friction
  • Meeting market requirements for automotive sheet production