X-Pact® Automatic Shape Control

Best results for plate rectangularity

Challenges

  • Finish rolling with almost rectangular plate shape

Solution

  • Rolling of plates close to a perfect rectangular shape by adjusting the rolls at the beginning and at end of each pass
  • Tapered thickness rolling during broad sizing to compensate variation of material flow during following rolling passes

Technical advantages

  • Minimization of scrap
  • Maximization of yield
  • Automatic adjustments of roll gap for best plate rectangularity

Productivity

  • Increase of yield Efficiency Reduce scrap material