Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This project was aimed at improving the process control strategy for the control of strip geometry (including gauge profile and shape) in hot rolling, and was particularly concerned with establishing the optimum mill operational performance. This report details the work carried out by each of the project partners (BFI, British Steel, CSM, Hoogovens and MEFOS) in meeting the six main objectives of the project:
- To establish a common monitor of operational performance.
- To measure and evaluate the influence of roll axis position tolerances and roll shifting on operational performance and strip quality.
- To quantify and prioritise the factors causing operational instabilities and to establish recommended operating practices.
- To quantify the most important factors influencing strip tracking in relation to tension differences across the strip width.
- To develop and calibrate a stack deflection off-line model which takes account of asymmetric aspects and predicts strip tracking.
- To carry out a comparison of the effect of alternative or additional methods of shape and profile control. trol.

Additional information

Authors: LONEY D W, British Steel plc, Port Talbot (GB);NEUSCHUTZ E, BFI, Düsseldorf (DE);SANFILIPPO F, CSM, Rome (IT);ROBINSON J J, Hoogovens, IJmuiden (NL);NILSSON A, MEFOS, Luleå (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20101 EN (2002), pp.193. Euro: 29.50
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20101-EN-S Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-3156-3
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top