COLD AND HOT ROLLED PIPE PRODUCTION - CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT AND QUALITY CONTROL
Roll stand performance requirements for steel pipe production are very high. Pipe diameters of up to 1,800 mm are continually subjected to measurement and quality controls during the production process. The drive performance in this case lies in the high torque range.
Overload couplings with an automatic re-engagement function are used between the transfer units and the rollers driven in the stand. Compared to conventional solutions, these heavy-duty safety couplings are durable and maintenance-free for the entire service life. Accessibility to the safety couplings is not needed thanks to the re-engagement function. In addition, the coupling helps to minimize downtime in the case of an overload in the mill stand, e.g. due to a collision, thus lowering maintenance costs.