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27 September 2021

New drives for bar mill in Iowa

AIC North America Corp. is just awarded for bar mill improvements at a Rolling mill site in Iowa, USA.

AIC technologies will include all-new DC drives for the rolling mill stands and shears, and AC drives for auxiliary machines, including the safety improvements on LOTO procedures by the use of GuardLogix PLC local safety boxes with trapped keys.
Indeed, up-to-date 17 ABB DCS880 drives panels, handled by the safety lockout station, will be fit into the mill’s current footprint. Moreover, all necessary modifications will be performed to quickly establish communication within the automation system logic and the HMI interface.
The scope of supply includes PLC Allen Bradley ControlLogix5000 to control positioning for shears 1, 3 by dedicated axis control cards, auxiliaries and safety system and a PROFIBUS DP/DP coupler to communicate with the ABB RMC.

The configuration has been designed after several visits to the site, developing specifications for the customer and conducting several meetings at the plant in order to define the best solution for the customer’s necessities.

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