Unexpected shutdowns are costly and very demanding for the workforce involved. Make your rolling mill smart in order to increase the availability and quality output.
Today most often technical data sheets coupled with the knowledge of a number of unique experienced individuals are used to determine when maintenance is required the rolling mill. Product quality only becomes an issue when customers start complaining. Repairs are done when it's already far too late. All of this puts tremendous strain on the people responsible for the rolling mill, while it can be avoided, quite easily.
The only way to validate the actual health is by having a continuous look at a broad data set and adding a specific multi-aspect monitoring setup consisting of different sensor types that follow the behaviour of the rolling mills general state-of-health.
When continuously tracking currents or vibrations smart algorithms can determine automatically how long the belt operates under a certain condition. Live statistics give you insights into how optimally the asset is used.
The more perfect the material, the higher its value. A perfect control of the stress distribution within the plate can be reached through permanent monitoring. The associated feedback loop allows generating a maximum amount of top-notch material, coil after coil.
A huge amount of axes means an equivalently high amount of bearings. When monitoring continuously those conditions that induce excessive damage can be detected and subsequently avoided to maximise bearing life.
A damaged roll means your entire production comes to a halt. Continuous monitoring of internal pressures allows preventing excessive local forces, thus roll damage.
Gearbox health overview
A very complex gearbox means complex problems. A permanent follow-up will help detecting misalignments or looseness in a nearly stage and will help preventing major problems as much as possible
The faster perfectly coiled rolls can be produced after starting a new coil, the less material has to be thrown away. A smart sensor set helps insetting the optimal set point to begin with and to rapidly reach the perfect conditions for each run.
MOTOR HEALTH | STRESS DISTRIBUTION | AVAILABILITY STATISTIC |
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