ABB delivers automation solution to Shanxi's mill

06 July 2020

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel - a manufacturer of high-quality stainless steel and steel products for the Chinese and global markets - has selected ABB to supply and install a new, fully integrated, mechanical, and electrical control system at its cold rolling stainless steel mill in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, northern China. 

Delivery of the new control solution for the company’s 1320mm, two-high cold rolling reversible skin-pass stainless steel mill, will begin in October 2020. It will help to improve mechanical performance and increase processing capabilities for Shanxi Taigang’s stainless-steel products, as well as improve strip surface quality and strip shape. It will result in high-quality stainless steel that is in high demand across industries.

The order includes ABB’s Level 1 and Level 2 automation control solutions – based on its flagship Ability™ System 800xA digital platform – to provide precise automation control, increased operational performance and higher stability for the skin-pass mill, where stainless steel strips undergo final processing. Additionally, ABB’s low voltage ACS880 drives will help boost system stability and safety, while ensuring maximum efficiency and availability.

The solution will enhance the standard and precision of Shanxi Taigang’s operations.