16 December 2019

Major rolling mill automation upgrade project at GERDAU in Selkirk (MB), Canada.

AIC successfully commissioned the major Rolling Mill Automation upgrade project at Selkirk (MB) plant. The project confirms the good cooperation between AIC and GERDAU group, sealed after the main rolling mill upgrade project done at Jackson (TN) plant and several other projects at GERDAU’s facilities.

The scope of the project included the complete rolling mill automation starting from the reheating furnace exit until the cooling bed, including the rougher area, pendulum shear, continuous mill composed by 14 stands and 2 start/stop shears, intermediate and dividing shears, a full complete cooling bed entry conveyor, braking slide and cooling bed. Strategical motor drives were also replaced at site together with the automation upgrade to increase the production capacity of the mill. The first part of the upgrade has been commissioned and the second part of the upgrade is foreseen for the summer 2020 outage.
The main upgrade has improved performances and reduced both operating expenses (Opex) and the loss of time, thanks to the replacement of all obsolete control systems and the installation of new drives.

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