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X-Pact® Strip Steering Control

Challenges

  • Straight and safe strip guidance through the finishing mill, especially for head and tail

Solution

  • Strip center measurement with X-Pact® Sense hotCAM
  • Roll alignment control
  • Thrust force compensation
  • Tail-out monitoring
  • Camera levelling control
  • Automatic levelling control

Technical advantages

  • Stable rolling process
  • Reduction of cobbles
  • Optimized strip flow
  • Lights-out-operation package

Productivity

  • Improved process stability and reduced cobbles in the finishing mill and coiler area due to better strip guidance
  • Increased yield due to less cobbles and less roll changes

Quality

  • Tight strip dimension accuracy for stable thin gauge production down to 0.8 mm
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