Steel coil production Tenova receives order for revamping of a fully automatic roll shop

Editor: Alexander Stark

Italy — Baowu Steel awarded Tenova two contracts for the revamping of a fully automatic roll shop for its silicon steel plant at Baoshan Iron and Steel, in Baoshan, Shanghai, China.

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Baowu's current roll shop will be completely upgraded with the most advanced automation system.
Baowu's current roll shop will be completely upgraded with the most advanced automation system.
(Source: Tenova)

Tenova has been awarded a revamping contract by Baowu Steel that includes the disassembly, relocation and revamping of five Pomini roll grinders and two Pomini auto loaders. The current roll shop will be completely upgraded with an advanced automation system, which will integrate all grinders and loaders and introduce new technological solutions ensuring high safety and quality standards

In 2008, Pomini Tenova supplied a fully automatic roll shop with five roll grinders and two auto loaders for the Cold Rolling Mill of the Group’s Stainless Steel Branch. With this revamping, the previous roll shop will be transferred to the Baoshan Silicon Plant, where the customer is expanding its production of non-grain oriented silicon steel coils.

Moreover, three new features will modernize Pomini’s equipment: the new NDT inspection system Inspekor 3 with Eddy Currents and Creeping Waves for on-line roll surface and subsurface defect inspection; the new Continuous Profile Compensation (CPC) for true and undisturbed in-process measurement and correction of roll profile during grinding; and the innovative Pomini Process Monitoring (PPM), allowing to optimize the grinding process parameters to reach the desired roll surface quality. PPM is also part of the Digital Advanced Solutions provided by Tenova, offering the latest Industry 4.0 developments and including Tenova Edge, which enables process variable and data collection for Machine Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance.

“Since 2001, we have managed to create a long-lasting collaboration with Baosteel Group (now Baowu Group), witnessed by a total of 130 references, including ninety-nine new roll grinders, ten auto loaders, and eleven revamping. This new order is a remarkable confirmation of Baowu Group’s trust in Pomini, and we are proud to help the company achieve its goals through our reliable technology”, stated Livio Taccani, Pomini Tenova Commercial Director.

The completion of the project is forecasted in summer 2022.

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