ABB to deliver advanced automation solution to Shanxi Taigang stainless steel mill

ABB to deliver advanced automation solution to Shanxi Taigang stainless steel mill

Integrated, intelligent mechanical and electrical control system will enhance efficiency, reliability and productivity with precise control

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel - a leading manufacturer of high-quality stainless steel and steel products for the Chinese and global markets - has selected ABB to supply and install a new, fully integrated, mechanical and electrical control system at its cold rolling stainless steel mill in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, northern China.

Delivery of the new control solution for the company’s 1320mm, two-high cold rolling reversible skin-pass stainless steel mill, will begin in October 2020. It will help to improve mechanical performance and increase processing capabilities for Shanxi Taigang’s stainless-steel products, as well as improve strip surface quality and strip shape. It will result in high-quality stainless steel that is in high demand across industries.

The order includes ABB’s Level 1 and Level 2 automation control solutions – based on its flagship Ability™ System 800xA digital platform – to provide precise automation control, increased operational performance and higher stability for the skin-pass mill, where stainless steel strips undergo final processing. Additionally, ABB’s low voltage ACS880 drives will help boost system stability and safety, while ensuring maximum efficiency and availability.

“This order will boost the customer’s efficiency, reliability and productivity with a whole new level of control and automation,” said Zhenhua Zhang, ABB Metals Industry Lead, North Asia and China. “We are proud to win this order, which comes as a result of our long-standing relationship with the customer and established reputation for this skin-pass mill application.”

Market-leading ABB Ability™ System 800xA automation improves process control for customers across industries
Market-leading ABB Ability™ System 800xA automation improves process control for customers across industries

The solution will enhance the standard and precision of Shanxi Taigang’s operations, allowing static error to be maintained at maximum ±0.05% when the elongation setpoint is equal or less than 1%, while acceleration/deceleration dynamic error is kept at maximum ±0.1%.

Shanxi Taigang Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., is a reliable local mechanical supplier with solid and extensive experience in stainless steel engineering technology. ABB is a leading supplier in the metals industry with over 100 years’ experience in exports, providing complete automatic and electrical control solutions to the market. This first-time cooperation between the two companies on the skin-pass mill for Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel will build a high-standard mill, leveraging their respective backgrounds and experience.

Shanxi Taigang Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd., offers design and engineering technical services that cover the whole process of steel production from mining to rolling, including utility equipment support, energy saving and emission reducing, environment management, as well as ancillary facilities of industrial and residential buildings.

ABB is a trusted partner and leading supplier to the metals industry, offering a complete range of products, services and end-to-end solutions that improve productivity, quality, safety and cost-efficiency in iron, steel, aluminum and other metals production processes. With over a century of experience, ABB’s offerings are expertly tailored and highly process-specific, serving the entire industry from material yard and primary manufacturing to casting, rolling and processing lines. Across the whole metals value chain ABB demonstrates a commitment to optimizing operations with high performance products and digital solutions. abb.com/metals

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by 144,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

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