ABB provide electrification & control system for Baoxin

28 October 2019

ABB has won an order to provide its state-of-the-art electrification and control systems for a production line project of Ningbo Baoxin Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. (Baoxin) in China, allowing the stainless-steel manufacturer to produce high-quality, ultra-thin precision stainless steel for the market.

Located in Ningbo, in east China's Zhejiang province, the new production line aims to produce 30,000 tons of automotive steel per year, which will be used to manufacture parts for construction, aviation, automobile and other industries due to its excellent strength, precision, surface finish, and corrosion resistance.

Baoxin’s stainless steel production line comprises a 20-high cold rolling mill, a bright annealing line, a degreasing line, a tension leveling line, and a slitting line. ABB will provide end-to-end electrification and control for the production line, including variable speed motors, ACS880 direct torque control drives, instrumentation, ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensors, and ABB AbilityTM System 800xA-based level 1 and level 2 control systems.