Siemens successfully upgraded and modernized coiler at the hot-rolling mill of Tata Steel in IJmuiden; Production quality achieved from the first coil
In February 2012, Siemens VAI Metals Technologies completed the modernization and upgrade of Coiler 3 in the hot-rolling mill of Tata Steel in IJmuiden, Netherlands. The aim of this project was to produce state-of-the-art high-strength steel qualities. The power of the drive system and coiler motors was increased, and state-of-the-art technology was integrated into the existing automation systems. After thorough testing of all systems during production, the first strip was coiled on 8 February in end-customer quality. The entire Coiler 3 installation has been operating at very high quality and availability levels ever since.