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The aim of this project was to develop a strategy allowing better control of strip width in a hot wide strip mill by using increased strip tensions between two successive finishing stands. This project proved that width reduction in the interstand length of a hot strip finishing mill is a stable, controllable and reproducible process which allows a width control facility to be implemented without many problems. Some strategies for the control unit were developed. During the project period, a rolling test computer system and width measurement equipment were developed for measuring the strip width between two successive stands. The control strategy was based on a feed-forward control and a monitoring system. During the examinations on strip width reduction by increased longitudinal strip tensions, the influence of the strip tensions on shape and flatness of the strips was analysed.

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Authors: DOLCI F, Centro Sviluppo Materiali, Roma (IT);SANFILIPPO F, Preussag Stahl AG, Salzgitter (DE);ANTOINE C P, Preussag Stahl AG, Salzgitter (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18002 EN (1998) 188pp., ECU 31.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3530-8
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