Nidec asi automation system for a continuous tandem mill coupled with pickling line

  • R. Gatti
  • S. Murgia


The cold rolling is one of the main sectors for rolling flat products, and a continuous tandem mill is by sure
one of the most comprehensive and significant plants in the wide range of the metals industry. A reliable
high-performance automation system is consequently indispensable to make the most of the mechanical and
hydraulic equipment in a process of this type, that must meet requirements in productivity and quality of the
final coil increasingly stringent.
This paper aims to illustrate both the plant and the automation system, focusing on the most significant aspects
related to automation developed in the company, from mathematical models to fuzzy regulation algorithms, but
without neglecting the global architecture of the system..