Visual Remote Monitoring and Control System for Rod Braking on Hot Rolling Mills

  • Oleg StarostenkoEmail author
  • Irina G. Trygub
  • Claudia Cruz-Perez
  • Vicente Alarcon-Aquino
  • Oleg E. Potap
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10267)


In steel production the finishing process on hot rolling mill includes a set of essential operations managed by complex control mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment. However, accuracy of mill automating mechanisms and sensors is still low due to hot hostile environment with strong vibration and shock. The proposed solution is a computer vision application that exploits morphological filtering and discontinuity masks for detection and separation of rods on rolling mill and provides fast recognition and tracking rod front ends during their deceleration on cooler. The proposed algorithm has been implemented and evaluated in real time conditions achieving precision of rod front end recognition in range of 90–98% on artificial and daylight illumination, respectively.


Computer vision Morphological filtering Pattern recognition and tracking Steel manufacturing on rolling mill 



This research is partially sponsored by European Grant: Customised Advisory Sustainable Manufacturing Services, EU FP7 PEOPLE IRSES.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg Starostenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irina G. Trygub
    • 2
  • Claudia Cruz-Perez
    • 1
  • Vicente Alarcon-Aquino
    • 1
  • Oleg E. Potap
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing, Electronics and MechatronicsUniversidad de las Américas PueblaCholulaMexico
  2. 2.Department Automation of Production Processes National Metallurgical Academy of UkraineDniproUkraine

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