X-Pact® Thin-Gauge Rolling

Challenges

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

Solution

  • Automatic levelling
  • Tail-out monitoring
  • Roll alignment control
  • Thrust force compensation

Technical advantages

  • Rolling of thin gauges
  • Stable rolling process
  • Optimized strip flow
  • Reduction of tail-end cobbles

Quality

  • Tight strip dimension accuracy for thin gauge production
  • Improved process stability and reduced cobbles in the finishing mill and coiler area due to better strip guidance

Efficiency

  • Meeting market requirements
  • Increased yield due to less cobbles and less roll changes
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