In the cold rolling process, good lubrication can reduce roll forces, but there are limitations for hard steel types. To improve lubrication, various options related to lubricant design and application are explored while a numerical roll bite model investigates the effect of lubricant properties on roll forces when rolling hard steel types.
In tinplating steel operations, the latest efforts to reduce costs and environmental impact are requiring expensive equipment upgrades. Quaker Chemical has devised a new, cost-effective solution that works with all existing lines.
Fire hazards are constantly present in the steel industry with operations involving heavy equipment and liquid or red hot steel, and when mineral oil based hydraulic fluids are being used. However, there are alternatives that can be utilized without jeopardizing the performance or productivity of the steel production line.
Roll lubrication was introduced to the 4-high Steckel mill at Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc. in 2011. It was found that the benefits included a significant extension to roll service life and notable reduction of mill torque. This paper will describe the mechanism of lubrication in the roll system and present the improved rolling parameters of the Steckel mill.