Primetals Technologies supplies full range of strip finishing lines for steel and aluminum. Our range of products includes eccentric rotary shears, leveling machines, stacking devices, different tool changing systems and tension devices for each application. World-class automation and advanced process models help you meet quality requirement for flatness and dimensional tolerances required. Highest surface quality protection and accurate strip handling ensure ultimate quality for your products. Benefits include an excellent cost/performance ratio, short tool-changing times, reduced erection and commissioning times, low maintenance, maximum line availability, optimized line operation, close cutting tolerances and low product-reject rates.
Service Center Equipment
With its solutions, Primetals Technologies offers a wide range of lines for slitting, cutting-to-length for rectangular sheets or trapezoids, multiblanking, packaging, and also for revamping existing lines for service centers and rolling plants. We’ll always find exactly the right technical solution for your requirements for strip parameters, process speed or tolerances of the final product. Our lines are designed to meet your needs from the most demanding automotive quality to the stiff and heavy-duty applications for heavy-gauge hot-rolled strip.
Aluminum finishing lines
Primetals Technologies solutions are available for the aluminum industry as well. They provide perfectly flat, clean and dry strip at the exit of our tension leveling lines, for input coming from both hot mill or continuous caster routes. Primetals Technologies finishing lines offered for the aluminum industry are slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, tension leveling lines and packaging lines.
Tension Leveling Lines and Recoiling, Side trimming and Inspection Lines
Primetals Tension Leveling Lines and Recoiling, Side trimming and Inspection Lines are aimed to process semi-finished products for all type of applications, construction, household appliance or automotive products quality. Frequently positioned after strip processing lines, such as galvanizing or annealing, those lines will incorporate on demand various processes to bring the required value added to your products.
Primetals Technologies slitting lines provide you with the most efficient and reliable solutions for the entire range (grade, width and thickness) of steel strip: from the thinner and surface-critical automotive applications to the thick, rough hot-rolled strip used for piping. Precise slitting and tight, scratch-free rewinding allow to process surface-critical material for automotive applications. The slitting lines are designed with fast tool changing solutions to minimize idle times.
Primetals Technologies cut-to-length lines provide you with the right technical solutions to ensure world-class quality of the sheets and packages in terms of their flatness and dimensional tolerances, even for high-strength steels. Moreover, the highest production rates can be achieved by the nonstop rotary shears and flexible nonstop stacking and bundle evacuation and packaging systems.
Primetals Technologies blanking lines focus on careful handling of the steel strip, maximizing surface quality protection while at the same time providing optimum leveling (by high plastification rates) and accurately feeding the strip into the cutting press.
Fig.1- Cut-to-length lines, Duferco-Manage service center, Manage, Belgium | Fig.2- High speed slitting line, Alcoa, Russia | Fig.3- Side trimmer
Fig.4- Slitting line at BlueScope Steel, Perth, Australia | Fig.5 - Cut sheets | Fig.6- Blanking line, Baosteel Group, Zhengzhou, PR China
The efficient and uninterrupted production of high-quality value-added products in strip-processing lines can only be assured by the application of advanced automation and process-control systems. This is particularly true for seamlessly linked processing lines where the varying speeds of the individual plant facilities have to be optimized to ensure best product quality and maximum output.
Our portfolio of solutions includes the following systems and models
- The Advanced Pickling Set-Point Model (APM) for uniform pickling
- The Automatic Strip-Quality Detection System to gather and classify all quality data
- The Steel Quality Manager to document quality of discrete strip segments
- Adaptive Elongation Control to achieve closest elongation tolerances
- DynaWipe for fully automatic zinc thickness control
- Closed-Loop Galvannealing Process Control to control the iron content in galvannealed coatings
- And Fully Automatic Pickling Liquor Analysis and Control (FAPLAC) to ensure optimal pickling results
- Reproducible and consistently high product quality
- Higher product yields and output
- Full transparency of all process and quality-relevant data
- Reduced maintenance with automatic diagnostic systems
- Process simulation and thorough pretesting of entire automation system
- Fast line start-up
Baosteel Steel Distribution Co., Ltd., Zhengzhou, PR China
One blanking line
Highly productive equipment meeting the automotive quality
Advanced production line meeting the highly requirements from car