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Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik: A further roll shop for the Baowu Group

Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik: A further roll shop for the Baowu Group

Grinders for the world’s most advanced roll shop

Kreuztal, Germany, 27 November 2023     The Chinese Baowu Group has placed an order with GEORG to supply four GEORG ultragrind roll grinding machines for a fully automatic roll shop serving the company’s cold rolling mill in Wuhan, in the province of Hubei.As early as in 2019, GEORG already supplied five roll grinders as part of a works expansion at Baowu’s facilities in Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province.

The recent order from Baosteel Wuhan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. comprises three GEORG ultragrind SG-2 grinding machines for work rolls and one GEORG ultragrind 25 machine capable of processing both back-up and work rolls.

All four machines will operate within the automatic zone of the roll shop where all logistical and machining processes are performed without any manual intervention. The machines will be integrated into the existing roll shop management system and centrally operated from a common control room. Therefore, GEORG will equip the grinders with GEORG smartcontrol, a machine control system that ensures smooth integration into fully automatic operating environments. The GEORG machines for the Zhanjiang works were also supplied complete with GEORG smartcontrol and have proved highly productive and efficient in operation. With its user-friendly HMI, the system forms an efficient link between the machines and the operators. Additionally, innovative measuring and inspection systems guarantee optimal quality of the reconditioned rolls.

After activation of the automatic control system, all of the activities related to the reconditioning processes in the roll shop can be performed with a few operators only.

In addition to excellent technology and high efficiency of the machines, maintaining direct and personal contact with the customers is very important for Patrick Neuser, sales engineer for roll grinding machines at GEORG: “Our customer’s aim is to operate the most advanced roll shop in the world. We look forward to supplying the key components for this groundbreaking project. Obviously, the positive experience made by our customer with our previously supplied machines for the Zhanjiang project was the reason for Baowu to prefer our products to those of other market players. We believe that, in addition to the premium quality of our machines, the high availability of our team and our personal on-site service played a role in our customer’s decision in favour of GEORG.”

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