Continuous, reliable processes during hot rolling
Continuous, reliable processes during hot rolling

Technology for the high requirements in reshaping

From hot rolling to heavy plate production - large forces occur in the steel industry. For this reason, the technology used at the rolling stand must withstand high levels of moisture because they often require water cooling.

Reshaping places high demands on the technology, which needs to manage a wide variety of work steps from the slab to the coil. You can get first-class technology for these demands from Balluff.

Application examples

  • Fieldbus modules BNI up to 70°C for all bus systems

    Simplifying network topology with modules suitable for steelwork

    The solution

    We offer you our BNI Fieldbus Blocks for all important bus systems to simplify your network topology. They can be used to modularly build up the network. Their functional security up to 70 °C makes them particularly suitable for steelwork. Additionally available IO-Link versions make it possible to effectively and inexpensively wire all sensors.

    The features

    • Regardless of the controller manufacturer
    • Degree of protection IP67
    • Functionally safe up to 70 °C
    Simplifying network topology with modules suitable for steelwork
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  • Slab guidance in the rolling stand

    Reliably compensate for large reshaping forces

    The solution

    When it comes to positioning and guiding the slabs , our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors in the hydraulic cylinder are ideal. They help reliably compensate for the large forces involved in reshaping. They reliably check the configuration of the lateral guides and accompany the slabs on their path through the rolling stand.

    The features

    • Protected against rough conditions, because it is integrated in the cylinder
    Reliable compensation of large forces at the rolling stand
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  • Setting the roll gap precisely

    High accuracy in extreme conditions

    The solution

    The Balluff BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor in IP69K is ideally suited for setting the roll gap with high accuracy. The reason for this is that it withstands the extreme ambient conditions of the steel mill with absolute impermeability and does not require additional protection for continuous water cooling of the rolling stands.

    The features

    • Degree of protection IP69K
    • Freedom from wear and high service life thanks to contact-free operating principle
    Setting the roll gap precisely
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  • Quality assurance at the rolling stand

    Prevent errors during the process using increased automation

    The solution

    With the Balluff BIS M Industrial RFID system, you can automatically record and identify all tools used. This makes it possible to quickly check whether the correct rolls are being used or whether the roll pairs match. The reworking of the rolls is also documented in this fashion. This consistently prevents errors and guarantees maintenance at the right time.

    The features

    • RFID handhelds for mobile communication right at the plant
    Quality assurance at the rolling stand
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  • Correct assignment of slabs and coils

    Code is read reliably, even under difficult conditions

    The solution

    Barcodes and color codes are used to clearly identify coils and other products. The Balluff BVS vision sensor uses these markings to check whether slabs and coils are correctly assigned. Quickly, reliably and independent of their position.

    The features

    • External monitor for better process tracking
    • extensive range of accessories that meet industrial standards
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