At Gerdau Wilton in Iowa, USA, AIC North America has successfully finished commissioning the initial drive upgrade phase.
Replacement of stands 1, 2, 3, and 11 drives, as well as the activation of new converters for stands and shears, have been the focal points of the intervention. The project included the drives and controls for shears (SH1 & SH3), approach roller table to stand 2, pinch roll 3, and VF0 roller table drives.
The site's Rolling Mill Control system platform was interfaced with the complete migration of the shears controls from the outdated axis control to the new ControlLogix platform with motion controls. Additionally, a Safety PLC was built to enhance the site's safety LOTO processes.
The remaining rolling mill stands will be erected during the Thanksgiving holiday in November of this year. This installation is the first of two processes that will completely renovate the rolling mill.
As a leading provider of innovative and customized automation and mechatronics solutions for the steel industry, AIC is a global system integrator that develops, produces, and commissions turnkey facilities globally.
The North American business division of Gerdau is primarily focused on long steel and special steel goods, such as beams and piling, merchant bar quality, rebar, special bar quality, and wire rod products. The Gerdau steel facility in Wilton, Iowa, specializes in producing steel flats, angles, and rebar.
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