Reduction of wear on guiding components in hot strip mill
Guiding components in steel strip production have to bear a lot. They have to be highly resistant against abrasive and adhesive wear, thermal impact and corrosion. The project ReduWearGuid aims to reduce the wear on guiding components used in hot rolling mill (pinch roll, sideguides, conveyor rolls) by the application of a new type of lubricants, wear protective coatings or wear resistant materials. The main objectives are the increased life time of guiding components, the reduction of production costs and downtimes and the reduction of surface defects on the strip. The role of Fraunhofer IWM is to model and simulate guiding components, i.e. a) laying out the most suitable designs for guiding components made of ceramic (i.e., conveyer rolls and side guides ) which meet the demands of hot rolling application, b) Assessment of mechanical and thermal stresses generated under complex contact conditions in guiding components, c) Quantitative characterization of wear mechanisms on guiding components, d)Delivering an optimized and ceramic-friendly design for up-scaling process. ReduWearGuid runs trough December 31, 2019.
Dr. Andreas Kailer
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