PR-DT1122-1 - 2022 Digital Transformations, November

Strip Steering Control -- A Cutting-Edge Technology for Hot Strip Mills

O. Jepsen, C. Mengel, M. Breuer

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Stability of the hot strip mill rolling process remains a main topic when it comes to processing thin and hard materials. Strip steering, especially at the end of rolling and tail-out rips, is a main source of unscheduled downtimes in a hot strip mill (HSM). The main focus of this paper is the new X-Roll Guide system to improve mill stability and quality. An overview of SMS group developments in the recent years regarding equipment and control strategies is given in this article.

Keywords: digital transformation, industry 4.0