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September - 2010

08 September 2010

Rolling Mill Roughing Stand Drives

Ameridrives SM38 Mill Spindles for Rolling Mill Roughing Stand Drives

A large Midwestern steel mill was experiencing excessive downtime due to frequent spindle repair and replacement on their hot strip mill roughing stand drives. The roughing mill work rolls require extremely high torque to compress/reduce 10" thick automotive quality heated steel slabs down to 1"- 2" thick.

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01 September 2010

Ameridrives Couplings Geared Teeth

60 Year Old Drawing Helps Rolling Mill Meet Tight Timeframe

Paul Konkol, Business Unit Manager at Ameridrives Couplings describes the benefit of keeping manufacturing drawing data on older plant, in this case a gear coupling in a rolling mill.

A challenge many plant engineers face when addressing large, high-horsepower processes is where to turn when replacements or upgrades are needed. Many metals processing, mine operations, power plants and similar facilities in North America have core processes designed and built 50 or more years ago.

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