Coupled pickling line & tandem cold mill
High-capacity production of high-quality products
For a wide range of products, the required strip thickness, flatness and surface quality can be achieved more economically by linking the pickling and cold-rolling processes. This offers significant improvements with respect to mill productivity, yield and production costs as a result of the elimination of strip-threading and tailing-out operations. Reduced strip-head and tail-end losses also contribute to better overall yield. Speed-optimization systems from Primetals Technologies ensure the highest throughput rates under all operating conditions. In addition, maintenance, roll consumption and manpower requirements are lowered. Typical production capacities of such combined facilities are in the range of 1.2–2 million t/a.