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SMS group Upgrades Hot Strip Mill Automation for ArcelorMittal Tubarão

5/10/2023 - The equipment supplier announced today it has upgraded the existing automation system for the roughing mill and edger at ArcelorMittal Tubarão in Brazil.

The upgrade was able to be carried out during the facility’s regular annual shutdown without the need for additional downtime.
The new automation system features X-Pact® Embedded controllers and a high-speed EtherCAT I/O system, according to SMS group. The scope of supply included state-of-the-art X-Pact electrical engineering and automation technology.
Read more on the project here.