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NISCO Plate Mill Controlled by TMEIC Automatic Control Software State-of-the-Art Solution Delivers Robust Control and Functionality.

02 Jul 2015 - Nanjing Iron and Steel Co. Ltd’s (NISCO) green-field heavy plate mill in Nanjing, China operates using TMEIC’s latest control and automation system, the TM Advanced Control Solutions (TMACS) system.

Mobile Profile Measurement Device From NextSense Optimizes Rolling Processes

29 Jun 2015 - For the first time, the profile of rolled materials can be measured quickly and accurately to a tenth of a millimetre anywhere in the rolling mill, which makes it even easier to configure the optimum rolling stand set-up.

AIC Gets Final Acceptance Certificate for a Revamping Project in Siderperu, Gerdau Group

29 Jun 2015 - AIC has successfully accomplished the roughing shear revamping project in SiderPeru, Tren 2, located in Nuevo Chimbote, Ancash - Peru and received the final acceptance certificate.

Absolute Encoder With SIL-CL3 Certificate Grom Johannes Huebner Giessen

26 Jun 2015 - Johannes Huebner Giessen presents the new series of absolute encoders with SIL CL3 certificate for deployment in applications requiring certified compliance with functional safety requirements.

TMEIC to Provide Replacement Controls and Automation for Cold Mill

18 Jun 2015 - Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) is providing a control system replacement for a continuous descaler and tandem cold mill at a steel finishing facility in Indiana.

Rockwell Automation Introduces MobileView Tethered Operator Interface for On-the-Go HMI Access

17 Jun 2015 - Rockwell Automation has introduced its new Allen Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface.

Unilux Adds 100% Knife-Circumference View and Level 2 Tie to EdgeTech

16 Jun 2015 - Unilux says it is raising the stakes in steel production by adding 100 percent knife-circumference viewing and a Level 2 connection to mill computer systems to the EdgeTech edge-trim inspection system to improve the ability to monitor knives for better trimming and coil-management efficiency.

Primetals Technologies Supplies New Dedusting System to Buderus Edelstahl in Germany

08 Jun 2015 - The new combined primary and secondary dedusting system from Primetals Technologies has been in full operation at Buderus Edelstahl GmbH in Wetzlar, Germany since February 2015.

AIC Gets Final Acceptance Certificate for a Revamping Project in Gerdau Whitby

08 Jun 2015 - AIC has successfully accomplished the cooling bed area upgrade project in Gerdau Structural Mill located in Whitby, Ontario - Canada, during the last Christmas shutdown and received the final acceptance certificate.

Siemens Expands Compact CPU Line with Failsafe Functions

04 Jun 2015 - Siemens popular Simatic® S7-1200 line of compact controllers now includes both standard and failsafe functionality, delivering new levels of safety for standalone, simple machine control applications.

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