China, Shanxi01. Jan 2022

High forming forces and eco-friendly heavy-plate mill

Being dimensioned for an annual production of 700,000 tons, the heavy-plate mill of Shanxi Taigang Stainless, China, can produce plates between five and 120 millimeters thick and 1,550 to 4,200 millimeters wide.

The heart of the new heavy-plate production plant of Shanxi Taigang Stainless, located in Taiyuan, China, is a mill stand group, consisting of a four-high rolling mill with attached edger. The equipment is able to roll both, extreme casting block dimensions as well as small slab dimensions down to plates in widths of 1,550 to 4,200 millimeters and thicknesses between 5 and 120 millimeters. The maximum rolling force is 109 MN in order roll also special materials reliably. It is the most powerful 4,3m plate mill worldwide.

The combination of a very large roll gap opening with the coaxial CVC®plus system (Continuously Variable Crown) is a new development and allows the rolling stock to have an input thickness of up to 960 millimeters and thus an extremely large product range.

With this rolling mill, Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel is well prepared for current and future requirements. This includes in particular the aspects of sustainability and environmental compatibility. An example for this is newly developed integrated dust exhausting system, which picks up dust directly at the roll gap during the rolling process.

Our supply is completed by the X-Pact® electrical and automation system. Level 1 automation is carried out entirely based on X-Pact® technology. The X-Pact® Vision operating concept is implemented according to latest ergonomic findings and enable the staff to operate the system intuitively for optimal process control. Level 2 process automation includes the technological process models from PSC® (Pass Schedule Calculation) to PFC (Profile and Flatness Control) and up to the higher-level MTS (Material Tracking System).


Coaxiales CVC® plus-System
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