Metallurgy and rolling mill technology would be unthinkable without hydraulics. Automation from Eckelmann AG ensures the safe and reliable control of the hydraulic system of production plants in the steel industry, from the roll train and the coiler to the casting plant.

Hydraulic systems for the steel industry

The control and monitoring of large-scale hydraulic systems in the steel processing industry is a challenging task. For its customers in the steel industry, Eckelmann AG has for many years developed automation solutions for hydraulic stations.

From engineering to commissioning

Valve unit
Valve unit

For this, Eckelmann uses SIMATIC S7 400® from Siemens as a control platform. However, it is also possible to use PLC controllers from other manufacturers. The engineering for the controller comprises the software development on the basis of a modular, well-proven function library, the electrical system design and the switch cabinet construction. Safety aspects are being taken into account in a meticulous risk analysis according to the machine guidelines. All around the world, skilled engineers from Eckelmann AG will put your hydraulic system into operation.

Forward-looking control

An intelligent reporting and evaluation (or diagnostic) system allows of a forward-looking control, thus ensuring high plant availability and safety.

Connecting and operating

Hydraulic station
Hydraulic station

The hydraulic station control is connected to the existing visualisation, the technological control systems and the data logging systems via Ethernet. For the visualisation, Eckelmann uses SIMATIC WinCC® or InTouch® from Wonderware.

  • Automation solutions for hydraulic systems
  • Forward-looking control due to intelligent diagnostic functions
  • Clear visualisation
  • Integration into networks
Armin Seyffer