Danieli HiPAC for 20 Hi Sendzimir Mill of Marcegaglia
Italian steel flat products producer Marcegaglia has contracted Danieli Automation for the technological upgrade of its 20-Hi Sendzimir mill in operation at Gazoldo degli Ippoliti works in Italy. The mill is part of a larger stainless steel cold-rolling complex and rolls 1500-mm-wide stainless steel strip. A new technological, IOT-compliant automation system, developed by Danieli Automation, will replace the existing Siemens TDC controller. Based on Danieli Automation HiPAC platform, the new, complete automation system will include HGC and AGC controls, roll crown and IR shifting controls, speed master and flatness controls. The new project will be completed by end 2021.
The new control system, which will be interfaced with the existing automation, also features a new advanced diagnostics system to identify faults and mis-performances.
Marcegaglia is already operating a Danieli Automation HiPAC installed on a reversing tandem cold-strip mill in 2014, at Ravenna works. HiPAC is a powerful, Danieli Automation high-speed platform for maintaining real-time control of all steel production processes. It features powerful industrial hardware, IEC-compliant programming languages, high-speed Ethernet-based fieldbus (EtherCAT), open connectivity through OPC UA and third-party SCADA integration. A single HiPAC control platform can oversee the whole process automation of a plant and its processes, such as melting, casting and rolling, main drives and induction heaters for efficient operation.