Reproducible quality and efficient use of charging materials – thanks to integrated process models today's demands for flexible and economic production of steel plate can only be met by electrical and automation solutions based on technological process modeling, high-performance control systems, and a comprehensive understanding of hot rolling technology. Steel strips and plates produced in plants supplied by Primetals Technologies is used in a wide range of infrastructural and industrial applications, including pipelines, offshore platforms, wind farms and shipbuilding. Primetals Technologies Plate Mill Portfolio PM has everything to bring your plate mill up to speed, including powerful mill drives for higher throughput, a sophisticated automation for relieve of operators from manual input and integrated online process models to help ensure reliable, reproducible quality, and enable you to produce plate more accurately than ever before. Our complete plant solutions accommodate both forward and reverse processes, providing the basis for optimal resource use, minimized waiting times and reduced maintenance and spare parts costs.
With tailor-made modernization packages, operating mills can be brought to a state-of-the-art level, applying the latest technology and extending the production range to today's requirements.
Electrical and automation solutions meet new and challenging requirements. AC motors and drives – the most powerful available – have established themselves as an economical, versatile solution in plate mills. With low maintenance and great efficiency these drives are in particular fitted for peak overload and reversing operation. The Primetals Technologies Plate Mill automation solution allows the mill operator to utilize a wide range of rolling schedules, such as temperature controlled rolling in dynamic batches, rolling of tapered (thickness profiled over length) plates, and plant view control in fully automatic operation.
Automation Solutions - Complete process control at all levels
In order to master production processes, we must first fully understand and map them in physical-metallurgical models. Thanks to ongoing cooperation with our customers and collaboration with universities and metallurgical research institutions, we now have detailed models for the entire rolling process. These provide a solid basis for our leading automation solutions, especially in the area of heavy-plate technology.
Automation Platform - The leader in industrial automation.
With its standardized components and modular structure, the process control system is the fully scalable backbone, while accommodating the full range of specific rolling mill requirements. Features include unified functional blocks in the software landscape to minimize familiarization and maintenance time, integrated system information data for efficient maintenance and quality assurance, an integrated production monitoring system that is fully scalable for all production processes, and optimum support of operating personnel with an easy-to-understand human-machine interface.