ABB's extensive experience and history of innovation helps metals and foundry customers around the world to minimize downtime, enhance production safety and increase productivity.
Rolling mill applications demand high precision and high overloadability. They are characterized by fast changing loads, rapid alternation between driving and braking actions, constant torque in a wide speed range and large torque steps. However, fast and accurate control of torque and speed under all operating conditions is an important pre-condition within a rolling mill for the successful control of material thickness, flatness and tension.
ABB medium voltage drives are the perfect answer for the requirements of the metals industry. By accurately controlling the rolling mill process and its auxiliaries with ABB MV Drives, customers in the metals industry are able to optimize production, minimize wear, enhance reliability and ensure the quality of the end product.
Typical applications in the metals industry benefiting from medium voltage drives:
- Rolling mills
- Wire rod mills
- Processing lines