COUPLED PICKLING LINE & TANDEM COLD MILL
High-capacity production of high-quality products.
For a wide range of product applications, the required strip thickness, flatness and surface quality can be achieved more economically by linking the pickling and cold-rolling processes. This offers significant improvements with respect to mill productivity, yield and production cost savings as a result the elimination of strip-threading and tailing-out operations. Reduced strip-head and tail-end losses also contribute to better overall yield. Speed-optimization systems from Unisons ensure the highest throughput rates under all operating conditions. In addition, maintenance, roll consumption and manpower requirements are lowered. Typical production capacities of such combined facilities are in the range of 1.2–2 million t/a.