- VIZ-Steel is pursuing digitalization of control systems of heat-treatment facilities
VIZ-Steel is pursuing digitalization of control systems of heat-treatment facilities
VIZ-Steel (member of NLMK Group) has completed the first stage of modernization of its thermo-flattening lines (TFLs) in the cold rolling shop, which are designed for applying heat-resistant coating to grain-oriented rolled products. Digitalization of TFL control systems will increase the stability of the equipment operation by 25%, and improve strip speed and tension control during heat treatment.
Over 2019, new systems were installed on three of the five TFL process lines. Control pulpits, operator panels, coiler and uncoiler drives, threading rolls, etc. were replaced at the lines. The project capex totalled 34 million rubles.
During stage two, in 2020, one more TFL will be equipped with digital control, thus 80% of heat-resistant coating equipment will be upgraded.