A new Turkish customer, Tatmetal Çelik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., a manufacturer of cold-rolled flat steel, has purchased a fully automatic Roll Shop from Herkules for its new 6-high cold-rolling mill.
The Roll Shop is equipped with a fully automatic loading and unloading system. A semi-gantry loader is used to fully automatically load and unload the work rolls onto an EDT machine type PT 60 S from WaldrichSiegen and a WS 450 work roll grinder for grinding and texturing. The decentralized Roll Shop Management System (MRS) controls and monitors all roll shop processes, including collision protection monitoring of the cranes, thus ensuring trouble-free, unmanned and fast roll machining.
A separate WS 600 combi back-up/ work roll grinder as well as extractors for back-up and work rolls are also part of the scope of supply. Another WS 450 × 5,250 CNC Monolith™ roll grinder was ordered from Herkules in December to expand the production capacities in the fully automated roll shop and is already in operation and has been successfully accepted by the customer.