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PL/TCM Benxi, China

Automotive grades in record strip width

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

Main technical data

Materials: Mild to ultra-high-strength steels, multiphase, and martensitic steels
Strip width: 1,000 – 2,150 mm
Strip thickness: 1.2 – 6.0 mm (entry); 0.3 – 2.55 mm (exit)
Rolling speed: Max. 1,500 m/min.
Capacity: 2,280,000 tpy

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