Danieli Installs Roller Guides at Gerdau Ouro Branco in Brazil
Brazilian steel maker Gerdau has selected Danieli Service Brazil to supply intelligent roller guides for its wire rod mill in Ouro Branco in Brazil, the largest Gerdau steelmaking operation, producing a variety of low, medium & high carbon long products. The new roller guides were installed in the last passes of the sizing block, where high speed operation requires perfect product guiding and stability. The supplied SRW roller light guides provide excellent performance, improved stability of the wire rod process, improved product quality, extended lifetime of the rollers and at same time contribute to improved operator’s safety during maintenance thanks to a 40% lower weight.
Danieli MH roller guides are intelligent-ready, which means that specifically designed sensors can be easily installed and integrated in the 4.0 plant automation control system to monitor and predict performances.
The supply included the Smart Eye digital camera-based setting system for precise setting and alignment of the roller guides, supporting operators in the configuration and fine-tuning of the guides in the workshop and in the mill.
Danieli MH intelligent roller guides can process any diameter ranging from size 5.5 to 21.5 mm.