Process automation for tandem and reversing mills

In line with our mission to implement cutting-edge technology in automation, our X-Pact® family solutions deliver the latest trends and modern production standards for cold rolling mills. In this way, we ensure the efficient operation and future viability of our customers' entire plant complexes.

Through an open software architecture with a holistic approach from the sensor level, across the automation levels to the latest digitalization developments, we create technologically self-optimizing plants with continuously improved product quality.  This is supported by intelligent interconnections of our process models with the basic and process automation using AI support and machine learning algorithms. 

Key features

  • Power supply and drive systems for greater sustainability
  • Innovative measuring systems
  • Modular basic and process automation packages with sophisticated process models
  • Innovative X-Pact® Vision HMI-concept for smart operation and visualization
  • Diagnostics for startup, devices, sequences, safety, and plant
  • Quality monitoring and predictive system for condition analysis
  • Digital pre-commissioning of automation systems during the X-Pact® Plug & Work integration test
  • Advanced operator training at an early stage before commissioning
  • Fast start-up and commissioning of the cold rolling mills
  • Perfect infrastructure for remote support with X-Pact® Service

OT products and solutions for cold rolling mills

X-Pact® Pass Schedule Calculation (PSC®)

Physical based process model for perfect set-up generation

X-Pact® Total Roll Gap Control (TRC®)

Assistant for minimized off-gauge by full automatic strip threading

X-Pact® Yield Optimizer

Enhanced technological controls for improved yield

X-Pact® Mill Stand Control

Technological control system to ensure highest product quality

X-Pact® Coiler Control

Best product quality and high process stability during strip winding on up- and down coilers

X-Shape Flatness Measurement and Control

Reliable and precise flatness measurement and control

X-Pact® Advanced Thickness Control

Cutting-edge control methods for best strip thickness tolerances

X-Pact® 20-high Mathematical Model

Optimum set-points for the 20-high mill actuators

X-Pact® 20-High Roll Stack Geometry Validation

Simulation tool for prediction of matching roll combinations

X-Pact® Active Chatter Damping

Overcome production restrictions due to vibrations in cold rolling

X-Pact® Superior Control

Automatic calculation of optimal product change strategies

X-Pact® Hot Start Assistant

Fully automatic rolling start under challenging condition

X-Pact® Profile Distribution Optimizer

Automatic, online flatness set point correction

X-Pact® electrics & automation for a tandem rolling mill at Big River Steel, USA
X-Pact® Plug & Work integration test in SMS group test center in Hilchenbach, Germany
X-Pact® automation for cold rolling mills
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