Side Guides of the Heavy Plate Mill

Customer: voestalpine Grobblech GmbH

The side guards are situated at the entry and exit side of the plate mill.
The side guards have two main tasks:
The guiding of the plate during the pass
Centering of the plate after turning

For a fast adjustment of the side guard and a low energy consumption a new drive constellation was developed.
The side guards have an electromechanical drive system. Due to the newly developed damping element, overload peaks no longer occur.