These simulators are developed to mimic the real process. This allows the production code to be tested as rigorously as possible prior to commissioning and provides a realistic testing environment for the demonstration of the control system for the FAT.  Some of the more complex simulators that we employ are listed below:

  • Hydraulic/Electro-Mechanical Gap Control
  • Roll Force and Gauge Feedback
  • Work Roll Bending
  • Coil Diameter Build-Down (Entry) / Build-Up (Exit)
  • Motors / Drives
  • Mill / Line Tension
  • Strip Speed

In short, we are very passionate about testing because we know through experience, it is the best way to achieve vertical start-ups.