28 September 2020

AIC will upgrade rolling mill in the USA

AIC has received a new contract to perform the automation upgrade of a complete bar and wire rod mill in the USA for a major rebar and coil manufacturer. The proposal of AIC consists of the new automation & HMI control systems for the rolling mill, starting from the first stand in the mill and going through the bar takeout of the cooling bed until the cold shear included and, for the wire rod line, the rod outlet up to cooling conveyors included.

The new system will also include all auxiliary systems such as lubrication, hydraulics, water treatment plant, etc. All existing PLC platforms present at site will be replaced and be integrated into a new Allen-Bradley ControlLogix GuardLogix L8xES control system.
All new electrical equipment included in the scope of supply will be engineered and manufactured according UL standards and markings and will be designed according to the new rules and standards adopted by AIC and the customer for arc-flash detection and lock-out procedures. All the new supplied equipment will be SIL3.

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