14 May 2021

AIC solutions for rolling mill performance improvements in Canada

The AIC Team commissioned a rolling mill upgrade at GERDAU GLN plant in Cambridge, Canada. Improved performance and safety have been achieved thanks to the installation of new electrical and automation systems made in accordance with customer requirements.

The scope of supply included:
• Design, manufacture and test of the new stand R0
• Safety devices
• All on-machine sensors and cabling installation
• Integration of the new equipment with existing IBA platform
• Auxiliary drives for Furnace Runout roller table and Pinch Roll
• PLC and HMI software development
• Equipment tests, supervision to erection, commissioning, training and production assistance
• Spare parts

Despite the global restrictions, commissioning was completed in March 2021. The customer was very satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude for the “stunning dedication” to the project; thanks to the project the customer is able now to roll bigger billets and uniform the rolled billet sizes to other mills within the same group.

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