21 April 2022

AIC engaged for stainless-steel bar mill revamping at Cogne Acciai Speciali – Phase I

Italian steelmaker Cogne Acciai Speciali has engaged Automazioni Industriali Capitanio (AIC) to revamp its bar rolling mill #TB in Aosta, Italy.
Rounding out the package of an estimated 1.6 million value, AIC will provide a turn-key plant.

The new configuration will be powered by Siemens SINAMICS S120 multidrives system and brand-new motors modules. The target of the intervention will entail the DC to AC conversion on eight existing rolling stands (3-6, 9-12), providing lower lifecycle costs and greater power performance, ensuring efficiency for the entire system. The current automation will not be converted and will be integrated into the new layout with the collaboration of the automation company Alping Italia.

The new design will also mark a rethinking of the whole plant: the flexible configuration will even admit the forthcoming test on motley metallurgical products and will offer greater lean supply management with standardized motor drives along with the TB.

"For us, it represents the first and vital stage of our path to novice the entire rolling mill. Choosing AIC was compelled, above all, by the results of previous collaborations: a fruitful technical collaboration was immediately established which allowed, even in the difficulties encountered, to always find an optimal solution. An adaptation to production needs, in order to achieve the set goals, within the set times. AIC team showed their availability and competence throughout the project, both in the preparation and in the executive phase".
— Lorenzo Viotto (Rolling Line Director, Cogne Acciai Speciali) and Matteo Diani (Plant Maintenance Director, Cogne Acciai Speciali).

The commissioning stage has been scheduled for Summer 2022, and we are elated to have been selected as a strategic partner and to field the best of us in bringing off a successful project.

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