20-high mill SplitBlock design

SplitBlock: Upper and lower roll sets and flexibility in between

There are various actuators or control elements for roll-gap setting that ensure the SplitBlock stand can process the whole range of strip qualities. Also featured is a thickness and flatness control system. All rolling parameters are preset by SMS group on the basis of a mathematical model and controlled fully automatically during the rolling process. The mill is manufactured in modular design.

Beside the rolling stand, the main features are:

  • Entry and exit side high-tension reversing coilers
  • Additional uncoiling station with leveler unit
  • Entry and exit side belt wrappers
  • Continuous paper feed
  • Fully automatic roll changing robots
  • Supafine® filtration system for rolling oil
Cold rolling mill SplitBlock
Main actuators of the SplitBlock design are servohydraulic roll-gap control (AGC), crown adjustment for backup shafts A/D and F/G as well as shifting of first intermediate rolls by means of a push/pull system.
20-hs mill SplitBlock design
Layout od a cold rolling mill with mill stand in SplitBlock design.

Main Technical Data 20-high SplitBlock Mill

Stand types

SB 22, SB 21, SB 30


AISI 200, AISI 300 and AISI 400 series, Ti, Cu

Strip width

350 - 1,600 mm

Strip thickness

0.1 - 3.0 mm

Rolling speed

Max. 800 m/min.


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