The modernisation and automation of hot strip mills is one of Eckelmann AG’s main focuses. Benefit from the technological know-how garnered from more than 50 successful automation and modernisation projects worldwide — for an efficient and economical hot strip production.

Automation of hot strip mills

Whether continuous casting slab or coiled hot strip: ongoing automation investments are a key success factor in the manufacture of high-quality and competitive flat steel products. Put your trust in Eckelmann AG’s know-how and extensive experience in the automation and step-by-step modernisation of hot strip mills. Eckelmann has particular expertise in the development of the rapid technological control systems for rolling stands in hot strip mills:

  • Hydraulic roll adjustment with automatic roll gap control
  • Roll bending
  • Axial shifting (axial displacement of top roll)
  • Compensation of stand suspension
  • Monitor control
  • Looper control
  • Velocity control

Automation from a single source

Hot strip coil - ThyssenKrupp Steel - Stahl-Zentrum

In addition to fast technological control systems for hot strip mills Eckelmann offers you further electrical automation services from a single source—from basic automation and drive technology to control system functionalities (Level 2):

  • Drive technology including configuration and commissioning
  • Basic automation (Level 1), e.g. for:

    • Roll change
    • Descaling
    • Shearing
    • Roller tables
    • Side guides
    • Cooling section
    • Control of media equipment

  • System visualisations with all common HMI tools
  • Consultation on, and development of, security concepts, in particular for modernisations
  • Standard integration of safety functions
  • Parts of Level-2 system, such as material tracking

Eckelmann AG’s broad portfolio of also includes tailor-made solutions for roughing mills, coiler systems, coil conveyors and coil inspection.

Talk to us. We look forward to presenting our worldwide references in the field of hot strip mills to you.

Armin Seyffer