X-Pact® Steckel Looper

Mechatronic package for steckel mills

Challenges

  • Minimization of strip thickness deviation due to tension fluctuation from the drum slot overlaps and minimization of cobles

Solution

  • Best mass flow concept between rolls and furnace drum

Technical advantages

  • Elimination of tension fluctuation caused by the Steckel furnace drum
  • Improved thickness accuracy
  • Higher rolling speed
  • Higher production of hot strip
  • Longer life time of mechanical Equipment

Productivity

  • Improved process stability
  • Increase of rolling speed by 20 %
  • Increase of productivity up to 20 %