Technology Packages Detail

Looper Shape Meter (LSM)

Advanced strip-shape monitoring and control method

  • Special looper at finishing mill interstand
  • Measures strip tension's distribution along strip width
  • Installation by replacing existing conventional looper
  • Durability of LSM is verified on an actual line under harsh conditions of hot rolling
  • Provides shape and off-center information for most of the length of the strip
  • Improved strip shape thanks to timely feedback control
  • Fewer pinching problems at strip tail-end by detecting abnormal strip tension and feedback