COLD AND HOT-ROLLED STRIP PRODUCTION - CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL
The mill stand requirements for producing steel pipes are high. Pipe diameters of up to 1,800 mm are continually subjected to measurement and quality control during the production process. The drive performance in this case is in the heavy applications torque range.
Overload couplings are used between the transfer units and the rollers to be driven in the stand in conjunction with an automatic re-engagement function. Compared to conventional solutions, these heavy-duty safety couplings are durable for a lifetime and are maintenance-free. Accessibility to the safety couplings is not required thanks to the re-engagement function. In addition, the coupling helps to minimize downtimes in the case of an overload in the mill stand, e.g. due to a collision, thus lowering maintenance costs.