ABB will supply 18 LV motors, 3 ACS880 multidrives for the sugar mills, 1 MV slip ring motor for the shredder and 2 MV slip ring motors for cutters. All equipment will be controlled by the ABB AbilityTM System 800xA. The installation and commissioning of ABB products and systems is planned to start during August – September 2017 as advised by TRR.
“This is the second plant in Thailand where the new technology of individual (pinionless) AC drives will be installed on each rolling mill, enhancing the ability to transmit power independently to each mill, allowing greater control and higher system efficiency. This innovative solution helps reduce initial investment, maintenance costs and increases energy savings at the same time. In addition, it has provided the opportunity to further develop a number established milling concepts and gain valuable operational information that can be applied to the other projects in the future,” said Phimon Limlikhitagsorn, Sales Manager with ABB’s Robotics and Motion division.