02 July 2021

Rolling Mill modernization at Gerdau’s Laisa site in Uruguay

The upgrade at Gerdau’s Laisa site in Uruguay will be completed by AIC team in order to guarantee the highest production requirements set by the customer.
The automation and DC Drives revamping will focus on improving obsolete reliance drives for the rolling mill to ABB DCS880.

For this project, AIC will supply:

- ABB DCS880 DC Drives;
- PLC software development based on Rockwell Control Logix 5580;
- Engineering and electrical drawings:
- HMI control system modifications;
- Equipment tests, supervision to erection, commissioning, training and production assistance.

Exploiting the DCS-NET (Automax) network already installed, the digital signals and analogues between the current drives and the PLC Logix will be managed by a remote control.
This flexible solution will be designed to keep connected to operations, improve productivity and ultimately deliver a cost-effective solution.

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