Primetals Technologies has received an order from Ulsan Aluminium Ltd to supply new automation technology to the company’s hot rolling mill and cold rolling mill no. 2 in Ulsan in the southeast of Korea. Both rolling mills will be equipped with new technological control systems based on a new automation platform. The new automation technology will improve the reliability and availability of the rolling mills. The modernization of the two rolling mills is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
Ulsan Aluminium was founded by Novelis and Kobe Steel as a joint venture company in 2017. The Ulsan plant produces rolled aluminium plates for the Asian markets of the beverage and electronics industries, the transport sector and the construction business. Primetals Technologies will supply a new automation system for the hot rolling mill, including the automation platform, technological control systems (TCS), for example automatic gauge control (AGC), hydraulic gap control (HGC), work roll bending, as well as the data acquisition and the associated operator control and monitoring system.
Cold rolling mill no. 2 in the Ulsan plant will also be equipped by Primetals with a new technological control system with a functionality comparable to that of the hot rolling mill and the TCS for cold rolling mill no. 1, which had previously been installed in 2013. Here again, the scope of delivery includes the data acquisition and the associated operator control and monitoring system. Primetals Technologies will be responsible for the installation, commissioning and fine adjustment of the automation technology in both rolling mills.