Research and application of approximate rectangular section control technology in hot strip mills

Abstract

Profile requirements of silicon steel strip are extremely high and the thickness difference of cold-rolled products is usually less than 7 μm, and the profile quality of hot-rolled strip is the key to ensure the thickness difference of cold-rolled products. In order to produce the silicon steel strip with high-precision shape, the concept of quasi-rectangular rolling during hot continuous rolling was put forward; the equipment configuration and technical method of approximate rectangular section control were studied. Through the roughing multi-target load distribution technology and the roll configuration technology for uniform wear of a 4-high rolling mill, the strip crown of transfer bar was reduced and the profile control stability was guaranteed. Configuring variable contact back-up roll technology on all stands in the finishing rolling process, equipped with symmetry variable taper work roll and long-stroke intelligent shifting strategy in the downstream stands, and using side rolling lubrication technology can make the roll wear more uniform, reduce the edge drop of silicon steel strip, improve the profile quality, and make the strip section of finishing exit "quasi-rectangular". In addition, induction furnace and side heater were also equipped to guarantee the temperature uniformity of the strip, so as to improve the stability of profile control. The whole control technology is based on the 1580-mm hot continuous rolling production line, designed, and developed according to the characteristics of equipment and products, and has been successfully applied, which can obtain the approximate rectangular strip section satisfying the flatness quality, and improve the strip section precision of silicon steel and other products.

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Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51975043), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. FRF-TP-19-002A3), and Beijing Natural Science Foundation (3182026) for the support to this research.

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He, Hn., Shao, J., Wang, Xc. et al. Research and application of approximate rectangular section control technology in hot strip mills. J. Iron Steel Res. Int. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42243-021-00558-6

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Keywords

  • Approximate rectangular section
  • Hot strip mill
  • Transfer bar
  • Roll contour
  • Shifting strategy
  • Profile control