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

Metal Industry Automation

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.

AC, DC and Servo Drives from Control Techniques can improve your process control to enhance the finish quality, plant productivity and yield. Products and application solutions are 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.

We provide drive based application solutions for coilers, sectional tension control, cutting and forming that provide superior machine performance when compared to traditional PLC based solutions.

Our highly reliable energy efficient drives and motors are being applied to new machines and integrated into existing process lines and automation 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
  • Low cost machine upgrades
  • Providing the support and technology to exactly meet your production requirements
  • Enhancing safety and providing environmentally sound solutions

Metals Industry Case Studies
Typical applications include
  • Cut-to-length lines
  • Feeders
  • Coilers
  • Rotary Knife
  • Flying shear
  • Pipe bending
  • Continuous casters
  • Hot & cold rolling mills
  • Skin pass mills
  • Pickle lines
  • Annealing lines
  • Coating lines
  • Tension levelling lines
  • Heavy & light gauge foil rolling mills
  • Slitter/separator machines



Control Techniques products for Metal industry automation

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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digitax hd servo drives

Digitax HD - 200 V and 400 V Pulse Duty Servo Drive Systems, 1.5 A – 16 A rms

Digitax HD is a high dynamic servo drive, matched to Unimotor hd motors for pulse duty 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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winder application solutions

Winder Solution

High performance winder for Control Techniques AC, DC and Servo Drives

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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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variable speed drives for metal manufacturing

AC Drives precision metal cutting

Variable Frequency Drives metal manufacturing

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