Shandong Taishan, China

Modernization of automation system

SMS group revamped the automation system of the Steckel mill of Shandong Taishan Steel Group Co. Ltd. to increase the production capacity from 600,000 to 1.8 million t/year.

SMS group supplied the complete X-pact® electrical and automation systems, including the control systems and process models as well as important mechanical core components, and was also responsible for the supervision of installation and commissioning. A new HMI system and new control pulpits make for an ergonomic operating process. The supply scope also included medium-voltage converter systems for the main drives of three new finishing stands and low-voltage converter systems for the main drive of the new second coiler.

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Scope of modernization

  • Complete new Level 1 and Level 2 automation systems for the complete mill, i.e. for the existing roughing and Steckel stand, for the three new finishing stands, the new reinforced laminar cooling, for the existing coiler #1 and for the new coiler #2
  • New main drive equipment for the new installations
  • New CVC®plus work roll shifting systems and bending system for the Steckel mill
  • New PCFC process models
  • Steckel looper pinch roll unit
  • New reinforced laminar cooling system