Danieli Automation


2017, 6th November

Successful automation modernization at ArcelorMittal Saldanha, South Africa

Danieli Automation quickly upgraded the Rolling Mill Automation Control System, without any stoppage in plant production

The ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works was commissioned in late 1998 and is currently producing 1.2 million tonnes of Hot Rolled Coil (HRC).
In these days DA successfully completed the switchover from the obsolete control system (Siemens Simadyn) to the new HiPAC controller for Roughing Mill Stand N.1.
The HiPAC was seamlessly integrated into the existing automation system without practically any additional dedicated shutdown days, allowing the customer to save a significant amount of production time.
Despite the complex technical targets, the solution was made simple by the HiPAC Total Integration capability, the DA Team’s experience in Process and Automation for Hot Flat Products and the excellent teamwork with AMSA’s project team.
ArcelorMittal again chose Danieli Automation as supplier for this difficult upgrade project thanks to our excellent references.


Comment by Smit Cobus, Project manager:
Hi, I would like to congratulate all involved with the recent successful upgrade of rack NX31 used for roughing mill no. 1 stand control functions. Following switchover to the new controller on 01/11 and subsequent start-up after the shutdown, no significant issues have been reported. Given the scope and technical complexity associated with the integration and commissioning activities, I believe this is a significant achievement.

Successful automation modernization at ArcelorMittal Saldanha, South Africa