14 January 2022

Factory-acceptance tests (FAT) ended for Gerdau Cosigua steel plant in Brazil

In the ending part of 2021, AIC, ABB Group and Gerdau celebrated the accomplishment of the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) attended at the AIC SA site, in São Paulo (Brazil).

Tests were executed both with multidrives ABB ACS880 (end of November) and then with renewed AC motors (mid-December), counted for the upcoming modernization of the finishing block technology on the Rod Mill #2 – Two Strands at Gerdau Cosigua steel plant operating in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

The goal of the entire project is focused on replacing out-of-date equipment, upgrading drives and motors thanks to the AIC team’s proven revamping expertise. Greater flexibility, power control and synchronized drive-to-drive communication will be some of the benefits guaranteed by the new configuration.

Jose Puga, our General Director for South America, remarked that tasks were successfully completed one day ahead of the planned timeframe and the customer remained very satisfied with the results obtained.

The entire press release below will provide further information:
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