The Development of Rolling Process and Technology

The rolling technique improvement happening worldwide is mainly focusing on these following aspects: the optimization of the rolling process, the variety and diversity of the rolling products, higher quality and smarter management. The future of the rolling mill industry as follows: 

Rolling-casting Integration

Traditional rolling machine with rollers can provide high-speed production rate with efficiency while still remain controllable with high-tech equipment like computers. This kind of machine will keep dominating the market with its obvious advantages. However, the development of the rolling technique and the rolling mill is just in sight. In the 20th century, continuous casting has gradually eliminated the roughing process. With the thin steel plate it provides, the continuous casting process could just be integrated with the hot-rolling process. This rolling-casting integration improvement will optimize the whole rolling production process and make a further step in cost control. 

A Cleaner Rolling Process

In the whole hot-rolling process, the oxidation of steel leads to the waste of raw material and energy, more pollution and further processing difficulties. Hence, the application of low-oxygen combustion techniques and low-cost hydrogen will become elementary to the no-oxidation heating process. With a brand new acid-free cleaning(AFC) descaling technique, the product is smooth and completely oxide-free. This kind of improvement can give you a cleaner rolling process you’ve never experience before. 

The Application of Cutting-edge Technology

What has driven the improvement of the rolling mill in the 20th century is the application of information technology. Automatic shape control of the steel plate, Free rolling and High-precision, multi-parameter online test, all these have become available. And these techniques back fed the whole rolling mill industry. In sight of the future, artificial intelligence will boost this industry to a brighter future.