Innovation for coupled pickling-tandem lines
Order from USS-POSCO proves new application concept
Aachen - 1 August 2003. Parsytec AG - the world's leading supplier of surface inspection systems for strip products such as steel and paper - has received an order for their HTS 4.2 Inspection Solution from USS-POSCO Industries (USA).The Parsytec system will be installed at the coupled pickling-tandem line in Pittsburg, California. This order follows other successful installations at coupled pickling-tandem mills at ThyssenKrupp Steel (Germany) and POSCO (Korea). The order underlines Parsytec's position as the leading solutions provider for value driven inspection tasks.
The Parsytec inspection system will be applied at the continuous pickling-tandem line. Parsytec's solution will avoid strip breaks at the tandem mill caused by surface visible material faults from former processing steps. Therewith, at this crucial process step machine down times are reduced, subsequent roll shop costs and material loss are avoided.
Rod Simpson, Divisional Manager of Technology at USS-POSCO, comments "Par-sytec's references at coupled pickling-tandem mills are outstanding. With their experience, we will make certain that we will obtain value by using Parsytec's leading edge technology."
The key feature of the Parsytec inspection solution for coupled pickling-tandem mills is the ability to generate interactive warnings. Real time alarm generation has been combined with an online decision support for the operators both at the pickling and tandem line. With highest accuracy the Parsytec solution tracks the material flow, associated tandem critical defects, and again indicates in time alarms and appropriate measures at the tandem line for the incoming material. This software based solution along the steel maker's value chain is enabled through the surface quality database of HTS 4.2 Toolsuite Edition Onsite experiences at two already operating installations show that the Parsytec solution creates a significant return-on-investment shortly after installation.
USS-POSCO produces cold rolled sheet, tin plate, and galvanized sheet. It is a joint venture between U.S. Steel and POSCO. The now ordered Parsytec system is part of the most modern and efficient flat-products mill in the United States. USS-POSCO ships approximately 1,500,000 tons of steel each year.
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Ende der Mitteilung, (c)DGAP 01.08.2003