The fully automated homogenizing plant with integrated slab storage was developed foremost for rolling slab of AA 2xxx and AA 7xxx series alloys. Such hard AlCu/AlZn alloys are destined mainly for the aircraft industry. Production and handling of these slabs is known to be somewhat hazardous. Due to the casting process severe inner tensions prevail in the slabs after casting. It is anytime possible that large pieces of slabs burst off, resulting in severe injury to bystanders or damage to surrounding equipment. To avoid such dangerous situations it was mandatory to design a fully automated operation, including all slab handling.
The plant fully meets the stringent quality requirements of the aircraft industry, including state of the art data recording, reporting and full integration into client’s database.
Plant layout batch homogenizing plant for rolling slab