In August 2015 the high-performance pickling line / tandem cold mill (PL/TCM) started operation successfully at Chinese steel producer Bengang Steel Plates Co. Ltd. (Benxi). Benxi can produce more than 2.2 million tons per year of high-quality cold strip, including a large portion of automotive grades.
We equipped the five-stand PL/TCM with a continuous pickling line in the entry area and a carousel reel on the exit side. Integrated in the mill are superior actuators for roll gap setting. They ensure top product quality and yield.
Here are the main features:
- 6-high design with CVC® plus with ESS shifting system; ESS stands for Enhanced Shifting System and is a further development of CVC® plus
- Positive and negative work and intermediate roll bending
- Multizone cooling and Dry Strip system
- Edge Drop Control (EDC®) for constant thickness right up to the strip edges. Initially mechanically installed, it can easily be integrated into the automation system in the future