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ArcelorMittal Gent, Belgium

New technology for high-strength grades

The project involves installing two new finishing stands (F1 and F2), modifying stands F3 and F4, and replacing all loopers. Applying the new equipment, modern actuators, and higher rolling forces ensures our customer can continue expanding its portfolio of third-generation UHSS and AHSS grades and improving product quality.

The first modernization step entailed revamping the drive trains of finishing stands F1 to F3 with more powerful main and pinion gears as well as Sieflex® HT high-performance spindles.

Goal of modernization

  • Extending product mix to AHSS and UHSS grades

Scope of modernization

  • F1 + F2: New mill stands with hydraulic adjustment system and CVC® plus
  • F3 + F4: New hydraulic and mechanical adjustment system to increase roll force, new oil film bearings
  • F1 - F3: New mechanical drives including Sieflex®-HT spindles
  • F1 - F6: New loopers
  • New PCFC® (profile, contour, and flatness control) for finishing mill