Metals

AC Drives Systems for the Metal Industry - Enhancing finish quality, plant productivity and yield

The manufacture of consistently high quality finished metals is a must in today’s competitive market. Obtaining this finish demands precision and repeatability in terms of performance, control and long term reliability from machinery. Manufacturers are continually striving to develop and upgrade plant equipment to meet production targets and the quality levels demanded by the market.

Drive systems from Control Techniques can improve your process control to enhance the finish quality, plant productivity and yield. Systems are engineered and supported globally through our Automation Center network. Our engineers located around the world have the necessary in-depth process and application knowledge of metals manufacturing.

Control Techniques experience covers Continuous Casters, Hot & Cold Rolling Mills, Skin Pass Mills, Pickle Lines, Annealing Lines, Coating Lines, Tension Leveling Lines, Heavy & Light gauge Foil Rolling Mills (Rougher, Intermediate, Finishing) through to Cut-To-Length Lines and Slitter/Separator Machines.

Our energy efficient motor and drive systems can be applied to partial upgrades, site retrofits or complete turnkey automated systems.


Key Benefits

  • Manufacturing consistently high quality finished metals
  • Providing precision and repeatability in terms of performance, control and long term reliability from machinery
  • Maximizing productivity and throughput
  • Saving energy
  • Reducing operation costs
  • Providing the support and technology to exactly meet your production requirements
  • Enhancing safety and providing environmentally sound solutions

Typical applications include

  • Continuous casters
  • Hot & cold rolling mills
  • Skin pass mills
  • Pickle lines
  • Annealing lines
  • Coating lines
  • Tension levelling lines
  • Heavy & light gauge foil rolling mills
  • Cut-to-length lines
  • Slitter/separator machines

Control Techniques products for the metals industry

Unidrive M AC Drive

Unidrive M - AC Drives for Industry, 0.33 hp – 4,200 hp (90 kW – 2.8 MW)

Unidrive M is Control Techniques' AC and Servo drive family designed specifically for industrial applications

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 flying shear

Flying Shear

Fully developed, proven and documented flying shear solution offering flexibility, performance and precision

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Rotary Knife

Rotary Knife

Fully developed, proven and documented rotary knife solution offering flexibility, performance, precision and increased productivity.

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Mentor MP DC Drives

Mentor MP - High performance DC Drives, 25 A – 7,400 A

Highly reliable, modern DC drive technology enabling existing and new DC motors to provide economic and productive service

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