Sample records for roll mill grinding

  1. Control of grinding the mandrel working surface of cold-rolling mills

    Петраков, Юрій Володимирович; Чамата, Сергій Миколайович


    It was found that for maximum performance of grinding the mandrel working surface of cold rolling mills at fulfilling all quality requirements for the machined surface, a graph of the material removal rate (MaterialRemovalRate) throughout the grinding cycle must be located in the region of acceptability, which is limited by the marginal algorithm as close to the boundaries of this region as possible. A problem of determining the material removal rate in grinding the curved surface of the mand...

  2. Rheology of coal-water slurries prepared by the high-pressure roll mill grinding of coal. Final report

    Fuerstenau, D.W.; De, A.


    The preparation of coal water slurries to replace fuel oil for direct combustion has become an important field in modem coal technology. The U.S. Department of Energy has planned or has underway several demonstration projects to burn coal-water slurries to replace fuel oil is attractive not only because there is an assured domestic supply of coal, but also on various technoeconomic grounds. Coal-water slurries combine the handling flexibility of fuel oil in power plants and various other industrial applications. This report discusses the rheology of coal-water slurries and the correlation to the coal preparation by grinding with a choke-fed high pressure roll mill. Performance of the roll mills and energy consumption are described.

  3. Optimization of Preventive Grinding of Backup Roll against Contact Fatigue Cracking

    DOU Peng; LI You-guo; LIANG Kai-ming; BAI Bing-zhe


    In order to optimize the current grinding procedure of the backup roll of 2050 continuously variable crown (CVC) mills, the behavior of rolling contact fatigue (RCF) cracking was investigated. Two RCF short cracks, including vertical short crack and ratcheting short crack initiated from ratcheting, were observed. The behavior of both RCF cracks was analyzed in detail. Then a modified grinding procedure was proposed according to the behavior of RCF cracks and the preventive grinding strategy.

  4. Influence of grinding method and grinding intensity of corn on mill energy consumption and pellet quality

    Vukmirović Đuro M.


    Full Text Available In recent years there is an emerging trend of coarse grinding of cereals in production of poultry feed due to positive influence of coarse particles on poultry digestive system. Influence of grinding method (hammer mill vs. roller mill and grinding intensity of corn (coarseness of grinding on mill specific energy consumption and pellet quality was investigated. By decreasing grinding intensity of corn (coarser grinding, specific energy consumption of both hammer mill and roller mill was significantly decreased (p < 0.05. When comparing similar grinding intensities on hammer mill and roller mill (similar geometric mean diameter or similar particle size distribution, specific energy consumption was higher for the hammer mill. Pellet quality decreased with coarser grinding on hammer mill but, however, this effect was not observed for the roller mill. Generally, pellet quality was better when roller mill was used. It can be concluded that significant energy savings could be achieved by coarser grinding of corn before pelleting and by using roller mill instead of hammer mill. From the aspect of pellet quality, if coarser grinding is applied it is better to use roller mill, concerning that more uniform particle size distribution of corn ground on roller mill probably results in more uniform particle size distribution in pellets and this provides better pellet quality. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. III 46012

  5. Research on product size and grinding dynamics of vibration mills

    YIN Zhong-jun; HAN Tian; CHEN Bing; ZHANG Wen-zhong


    In order to improve vibration mills grinding effect and increase productive efficiency, prime factors of vibration mills were gained much attention. The purpose of this study is to reveal product size distribution and grinding dynamics of vibration mills by orthogonal experi-ments. The metallurgical refractory materials were used as research object. In order to explore the relationships between grinding effect and primary factors, lots of milling experiments were carried out. Based on the results, the conclusions can be summarized: as time runs, the size distri-bution shows exponential trend, and range becomes more and more narrow. Also the quantitative analysis result between grinding effect and primary factors was obtained by non-linear regres-sion: high frequency, high amplitude and low fill ratio can increase grinding speed.


    José Claudino de Lira Júnior


    Full Text Available In hot rolling processes occur changes in the profile of the rolling mill rolls (expansion and contraction and constant wear due to mechanical stress and continuous thermal cycles of heating/cooling caused by contact rolled material- working roll and the cooling system by water jets in their surface, decreasing their lifetime. This paper presents a computational model to simulate the thermal performance of rolling mill rolls. The model was developed using the finite volume method for a transient two-dimensional system and allows calculating the temperature distribution of the rolling mill rolls under various conditions of service. Here it is investigated the influence of flow rate and temperature of the cooling water on the temperature distribution. The results show that the water temperature has greater influence than the water flow to control the surface temperature of the cylinders.

  7. Control for Cold Rolling Mills

    Morad, Antoni; Travancic, Faruk


    This report contains the details in a final research thesis work done rolling mill technology. The work is carried out at Heat Transfer located at Finspång. The main objective of this work is to evaluate thickness and flatness data from the profile to give an optimal start value for the pressure and force applied on the machine and the speed as well, so that the profiles produced, have the right thickness and best possible flatness. Thickness, start value for power, the degree of bending the ...

  8. Evaluation of Recycle Grinding Performance in Flour Milling

    Mazlina Mustapa Kamal, Siti; Webb, Colin

    A typical flour milling process is a very linear operation that is almost entirely void of recycled streams where separate fractions from each operation go ahead as new streams to the next operation. In some cases, there are opportunities for combining some streams, for recycling particles that have been insufficiently broken to go back to the same roller mill. This study introduces this recycle concept in flour milling process at second break system. The recycle grinding assessment was made using a Satake STR-100 test roller mill. The recycle process was started after the second break system and the number of recycle grinding was up to 7 regrinds. The particle size distribution and ash analysis were produced to describe the behaviour of the recycle grinding performance. The material release was sifted on a range of sieves and the ash content was analysed using a laboratory furnace. The performance for each recycle stage was investigated. It was determined that it is possible for some coarse particles that contain only bran to keep being recycled in the recycle circuit. A purging operation was recommended to be included in the recycle system, to separate the unwanted particles.

  9. Energy efficiency definition of a grinding process in a ball mill

    Кузнецова, Мария Максимовна; Ведь, Валерий Евгеньевич; Вамболь, Сергей Александрович


    Theoretical, analytical and experimental studies of the solid materials grinding process in the ball mill have shown that it is possible to improve the energy efficiency of the grinding process by implementing the direct blow effect, ensuring rational grinding mode and correlation of destructive loads during dispersion of specific material with the prescribed physical and mechanical properties. A phenomenological model of energy efficiency of grinding solid materials in the ball mill was deve...


    Arísio de Abreu Barbosa


    Full Text Available This paper outlines the main actions taken to reinforce the decision to use HSS work rolls on the Aperam Steckel Mill. These are: work roll cooling improvements, systematically analyzing Eddy Current and Ultrasonic non destructive tests, mechanical adjustment of work roll crown and critically examining the rolling process. These actions applied together have contributed to the success of HSS rolls state of the art application, and provide the Steckel Mill with a much improved performance. Significant results have been achieved, such as: increasing of work roll change intervals, increasing of the available production time, a yield gain, a product quality improvement, less working hours needed for the roll grinding operation, etc


    K. V. Podmasteryev


    Full Text Available Base a possibility of monitoring processes of grinding the rolling bearings with use electroresistance method of check. Is write of essence this method, are analyses his peculiarities, which are provide objective information on the condition a object by his grinding. Are consider the results of experimental researches the effective different diagnostically parameters, which are confirm a possibility of realization objective check of grinding the rolling bearings with use electro-resistance method.

  12. Investigation for parametric vibration of rolling mill

    唐华平; 丁睿; 吴运新; 钟掘


    The vibration unsteady condition of rolling mill caused by flexural vibration of strip has been investigated. The parametric flexural vibration equation of rolled strip has been established. The parametric flexural vibration stability of rolled strip has been studied and the regions of stability and unstability have been determined based on Floquet theory and perturbation method. The flexural-vibration of strip is unstable when the frequency of variable tension is two times as the natural frequency of flexural-vibration strip. The characteristic of current in a temp driving motor's main loop has been studied and tested, it has been proved that there are 6 harmonic component and 12 harmonic component in main loop of driving motor electricity. The vertical vibration of working roller has been tested, the test result approves that the running unsteady is caused by parametric vibration. It attaches importance to the parametric vibration of rolling mill.

  13. Analysis of Roll Gap Pressure in Sendzimir Mill by FEM

    YU Hai-liang; LIU Xiang-hua; WANG Chao; Park Hae-doo


    The acting force on the roll system of Sendzimir mill was analyzed using 3D FEM. The roll gap pressure distribution and the acting force between rolls S and O, rolls O and I, rolls O and J, rolls I and A, rolls I and B, as well as rolls J and B were analyzed. The results showed that the roll gap pressure mainly affected the roll surface layer, 50 mm for backup roll; the roll gap pressure distribution is of double peaks among the work roll, the 1st intermediate roll (IMR), and the 2nd IMR; the maximum value of the roll gap pressure between the backup roll and the second IMR appears on the edge of the barrel of rolls; the component force presents the in-para-curve distribution. These are important for reducing the wear of rolls and the break of the backup roll and guiding for production.

  14. Tribology; Cold rolling mill roll; Hard chrome; Surface texturing.

    José Lucio Gonçalves Junior


    Full Text Available The present work analyzes the tribological behavior of surface modifications often used in cold rolling mill rolls. Different surface modifications were carried out on samples produced from a fragment of the rolling mill roll: i texturing; ii chromium plating; iii texturing with subsequent hard chrome plating; iv and hard chrome plating with subsequent texturing. Before the surface modifications the samples were heat treated and ground on both faces. Wear tests were performed using a reciprocating movement of a ball over flat configuration under a load of 9.8 N. It is observed that there is no significant change in the coefficient of friction as a function of surface modification. Surface texturing increases the wear of the counter body, while the hard chromium coating reduces it. The addition of hard chromium coating promotes the formation of a tribolayer on the counter body consisting of chromium and oxygen. On the other hand, for the samples without hard chrome coating, the tribolayer consists of iron and oxygen

  15. Metallurgical analysis of spalled work roll of hot strip mill

    In this study failure analysis of four work roll of the Hot Strip Mill is carried out. The microstructure is correlated with the chemical composition of shell and roll-life. It was concluded that for the longer service of the roll, cementite, graphite and martensite should be balanced (as per working requirement of the mill). (author)

  16. Grinding Kinetics of Vanadium-Titanium Magnetite Concentrate in a Damp Mill and Its Properties

    Long, Hongming; Chun, Tiejun; Wang, Ping; Meng, Qingmin; Di, Zhanxia; Li, Jiaxin


    The grinding behavior of the as-received (5 pct moisture) vanadium-titanium magnetite concentrates in a damp mill was investigated in this paper. A grinding kinetics equation was established based on a population balance model using size distribution data obtained from a laser diffraction technique. X-ray diffraction results show that a loss in crystallinity occurs when the grinding time is increased. The crystallite size of the materials decreased, whereas their structural microstrain increased with increasing grinding time. The wettability increased because the surface roughness increases with increasing grinding time. The moisture capacity of the solids increased during the first 3 minutes of grinding and then remained roughly constant with further increases in grinding time. The water transfer coefficient of the particles increased at grinding times of 3 and 6 minutes and then decreased at grinding times of 9 and 12 minutes. The compressive strength of oxidized pellets increased with increasing grinding time; longer grinding times can compensate for the effects of lower roasting temperature or shorter roasting time on the strength of the pellets. Lowering the roasting temperature and shortening the roasting time by grinding appeared to be possible.

  17. Novel tube-rolling process using the 3-roll planetary mill (PSW)

    Bretschneider, E.J.F.E.


    A high-reduction, 3-roll planetary mill for the production of seamless tube is described and compared with conventional methods. Advantages include continuous rolling, close wall tolerance, increased yield and energy savings.

  18. Dynamic estimation of electrical demand in hot rolling mills

    Alonso Orcajo, Gonzalo Arturo; Rodríguez, Josué; Ardura García, Pablo; Cano Rodríguez, José Manuel; González Norniella, Joaquín; Llera Traviesa, Rocío; Cifrián, Diego


    This paper proposes a method capable of reproducing the particular operating conditions of a hot strip mill and predicting the evolution of the main electrical variables from both the characteristics of the steel to be milled and the specific features of the rolling mill. The method analyzes the load torque and the motor speed evolution in the stands of the roughing and finishing mill drives, according to the steel to be milled. In this study three types of carbon alloy steel are considered, ...

  19. A Kinetic Study of Micronization Grinding of Dry Mica in a Planetary Ball Mill

    Ljubica Pavlović; Milan Petrov; Milan Trumić; Zagorka Aćimović-Pavlović; Ljubiša Andrić; Anja Terzić


    This paper presents results of the research of micronization grinding of dry mica in a planetary ball mill. Investigation was conducted in order to improve the quality and to obtain clearly defined properties and characteristics of mica powder. The micronization grinding of dry mica was performed in four time periods: 30, 60, 120, and 360 minutes. The micronized powder was investigated by means of differential thermal and thermogravimetric analyses, analysis of the degree of micronization, th...




    Full Text Available Problem statement. The productivity of ball mills is an important process parameter. Optimization of loading of the mill will get the maximum efficiency of grinding limestone. Analysis of theresent research. In the scientific work on the process control of grinding in ball mills, particularly interesting are the work of Alekseev B. V., Maksimenko A. A., Uteush E. V., Bapat D. D., Kaminsky A. D. It is proved that the assessment of management effectiveness limestone grinding in a ball mill is a multiobjective and must provide to achieve the highest possible performance and the required fineness of electricity at the lowest cost. A significant factor affecting the performance of the mill is utilization level of limestone. Purpose. Performance of two-chamber ball mill increased by maintaining an optimal level of loading of the drum limestone. Conclusions. 1. In Matlab package developed and investigated simulation model of extreme performance management of a ball mill by optimizing the filling level of the drum limestone. 2. Simulation model allows you to study the influence of various factors on the performance of the mill and determine the previous settings establish extreme regulator to obtain the desired transition process with a given accuracy at the stage of design work.

  1. Structural investigations of HSS rolls for hot strip mill

    Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack; Ernst, R.; Breyer, J.-P.


    High Speed Steel (HSS) cast rolls are used in front finishing stands of hot strip mills (HSM). Good wear resistance and hardness at high temperatures, are defining features of HSS. Previous experience has shown that HSS rolls containing mainly hard MC carbides have a high friction coefficient, which is detrimental for the rolling power consumption and for the strip surface quality. On the other hand, HSS rolls containing eutectic rod shaped carbides are brittle and more susc...


    Kuznetsova M.M.


    Full Text Available The article presents results of theoretical and experimental research of grinding process of bulk materials in a ball mill. The new method of determination of energy efficiently mode of operation of ball mills in a process of a cement clinker grinding is proposed and experimentally tested.

  3. Influence of pin and hammer mill on grinding characteristics, thermal and antioxidant properties of coriander powder.

    Barnwal, P; Singh, K K; Sharma, Alka; Choudhary, A K; Saxena, S N


    In present study, influence of grinding (hammer and pin mills) and moisture content (range: 6.4-13.6 % dry basis) on the quality traits of coriander powder were investigated. These include grinding parameters, colour parameters, specific heat, thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, glass transition temperature, essential oil, total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and DPPH scavenging (%) of coriander powder. For coriander seed, the geometric properties such as major, medium, minor dimensions, geometric mean diameter, arithmetic mean diameter, sphericity, surface area and volume of coriander seeds increased significantly with increasing moisture (6.4-13.6 % db). For coriander powder, the grinding parameters such as average particle size, volume surface mean diameter and volume mean diameter increased significantly with increasing moisture (6.4-13.6 % db). With the grinding method, the colour attributes of coriander powder such as L-value, a-value, b-value, hue angle and browning index varied significantly. It was observed that the specific heat followed second order polynomial relationship with temperature and moisture whereas thermal conductivity varied linearly with temperature and moisture content. The variation of glass transition temperature with moisture can be best represented in quadratic manner. Total flavonoid content (mg QE/g crude seed extract) and DPPH scavenging % activity of coriander powder is significantly affected by grinding methods. A lower value of specific heat was observed for hammer ground coriander powder as compared to pin mill ground coriander powder. The thermal conductivity of hammer mill ground coriander powder was higher as compared to pin mill ground coriander. It was observed that hammer mill yields more fine coriander powder in comparison to pin mill. The browning index was more in hammer mill ground coriander powder. PMID:26604351

  4. Optimum condition determination of Rirang uranium ores grinding using ball mill

    The grinding experiment on Rirang Uranium ore has been carried out with the aim is to find out the optimum condition of wet grinding using ball mill to produce particle size -325, -200 and -100 mesh. This will be used for decomposition feed the test was done by examine the parameters comparison of ore's weight against ball's weight and time of grinding. The test shown that the product of particle size -325 meshes was achieved optimum condition at the comparison ore's weight: ball = 1:3, grinding time 150 minutes, % solid 60, speed rotation of ball mill 60 rpm and recovery of grinding was 93.51 % of -325 mesh. The product of particle size -200 mesh was achieved optimum condition at comparison ore's weight: ball = 1:2, time of grinding 60 minutes, the fraction of + 200 mesh was regrind, the recovery of grinding 6.82% at particle size of (-200 + 250) mesh, 5.75 % at (-250 + 325)m mesh and, 47.93 % -325 mesh. The product of particle size -100 mesh was achieved the optimum condition at comparison ore's weight: ball = 1:2, time of grinding at 30 minutes particle size +100 mesh regrinding using mortar grinder, recovery of grinding 30.10% at particle size (-100 + 150) m, 12.28 % at (-150 + 200) mesh, 15.92 % at (-200 + 250) mesh, 12.44 % at (-250 + 325) mesh and 29.26 % -325 mesh. The determination of specific gravity of Rirang uranium ore was between 4.15 - 4.55 g/cm3

  5. Evaluation of Flatness Gauge for Hot Rolling Mills

    Larsson, Oliver


    In the steel industry, laser triangulation based measurement systems can be utilizedfor evaluating the flatness of the steel products. Shapeline is a company in Linköpingthat manufactures such measurement systems. This thesis work will present a series ofexperiments on a Shapeline measurement system in a relatively untested environment, thehot rolling mill at SSAB in Borlänge.The purpose of this work is to evaluate how the conditions at a hot rolling mill affectsthe measurement performance. I...

  6. Grinding and cooking dry-mill germ to optimize aqueous enzymatic oil extraction

    The many recent dry grind plants that convert corn to ethanol are potential sources of substantial amounts of corn oil. This report describes an aqueous enzymatic extraction (AEE) method to separate oil from dry-mill corn germ (DMG). The method is an extension of AEE previously developed for wet...

  7. Investigation for Electromechanical Coupling Unstability of Rolling Mill


    The unsteady condition of rolling Mill vibration that was caused by flexural vibration of strip was investigated. The parametric flexural vibration equation of rolled strip was established. The parametric flexural vibration stability of rolled strip was studied and region of stability and unstability was determined based on Floquet theory and perturbation method. The flexural-vibration of strip was unstable if the frequency of variable tension was twice as the natural frequency of flexural-vibration strip. ...

  8. ALSTOM Schusselmuhle fur die feinvermahlung von anhydrit ALSTOM bowl mill for anhydrite fine grinding

    Angleys, M


    After the ALSTOM bowl mill had proved a success during numerous laboratory tests using different industrial minerals, for the first time a mill, type SM 20/12 was commissioned for ATLAS s.c. at Lodz /Poland for anhydrite grinding. Based on corresponding laboratory tests with anhydrite, it was possible to adapt the equipment to the requirements of the material with modified properties. Due to the project preparation together with the customer, the mill could be installed and commissioned according to schedule by a joint team of engineers for erection and commissioning.

  9. Analysis of rolls deflection of Sendzimir mill by 3D FEM

    YU Hai-liang; LIU Xiang-hua; LEE Gyoo Taek


    The deflection of rolls of Sendzimir mill with double AS-U-Roll was simulated by finite element method(FEM). The influences of rolling pressure, strip width and rolls-assignment on rolls deflection were analyzed. The results show that the work roll deflection increases with the increase of rolling pressure and the reduction of work roll radius, but the rigid displacement of work roll slightly changes; the work roll end might appear negative displacement for the narrow strip width and high rolling pressure that might cause the contact of work rolls. The research results are significant for guiding production and theoretical analysis of the rolls system of Sendzimir mill.

  10. Corrosion of Cast Iron Mill Plates in Wet Grinding

    Anthony ANDREWS


    Full Text Available Corrosion studies were carried out on two different maize grinding plates. Maize was soaked in water for three days and the water decanted and used as electrolyte. Mass loss and pH measurements were carried out every 3 days for 15-day period. Results show that, for each plate, mass loss and pH increased with exposure time. Corrosion rates determined from mass loss data was found to be strongly dependent on pH. The observed behaviour may be explained in terms of the chemical composition and/or microstructures of the plates. Results are briefly discussed in terms of the contribution of corrosion to wear.


    Sonali Sen


    Full Text Available This paper utilizes acoustic parameters such as FS,NC, N, P, INC, FL, FH, W for acoustic signals S of different running conditions of a ballmill to deriveout the acoustic signatures and hence control signals, which is to be used for designing the control systems of the mill. The parameters FS, NC, N, P, INC, FL, FH and W are represented by sample rate in Hz, number of cepstral coefficients, length of frame in samples, number of filters in filter bank, frame increment, low end of the lowest filter, high end of highest filter and the window over which the analysis is to be performed respectively. The work establishes an appropriate theoretical background that helps to predict dynamic breakage characteristics with respect to particle size distribution of materials, adequately supported by experimental data. The signatures of different running conditions of grinding mill have been extracted from the captured signal in time frame these have been used as feedback signal to monitor the grinding operation. Condenser based microphones have been used for capturing acoustic signals in time domain directly in computers and stored for further analysis. Matlab R2010b has been used for different analysis of the experiment. On analyzing the signatures, it has been observed whether the fines are produced progressively to attain the desired size range or the mill producing undesired products. Thus, the approach has been used in this paper has the ability to arrive in the stage of optimum grinding by tuning parameters of the mill in real time, and also it can prevent the mill to enter into an erroneous state. Moreover, on study it has found that the present scheme can be used more accurately in comparison to the earlier work of the author. This paper presents an implementation scheme to use acoustic signal as the control signal to regulate the operation of a grinding mill.

  12. Backup roll contour of a SmartCrown tandem cold rolling mill

    Guanghui Yang; Jianguo Cao; Jie Zhang; Shenghui Jia; Renwei Tan


    SmartCrown was a new system developed by VAI for improving the strip profile and flatness control first applied in 1700mm tandem cold rolling mills at Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation (WISCO). After tracing and testing, the application of the conventional crown backup roll matching the SmartCrown work roll of the production mill led to heavy and nonuniform wear, and the edge spalling of the backup roll often occurred. A 3-dimension finite element model of roll stacks was established, which was used to analyze the above-mentioned problems, and it was found that the main reason was the highly nonuniform contact pressure distribution between the work roll and the backup roll. A new FSR (flexible shape backup roll) was developed and applied in 1700mm tandem cold rolling mills. A lot of good actual effects of FSR, such as evident improvement in profile and flatness of strips,non-occurring edge spalling, wear uniform, and remarkable decrease in roll consumption were validated by long-term industrial applications.

  13. Analysis of Vertical-Horizontal Coupling Vibration Characteristics of Rolling Mill Rolls Based on Strip Dynamic Deformation Process

    Dongxiao Hou; Rongrong Peng; Haoran Liu


    Nonlinear dynamic rolling forces in the vertical and horizontal directions are, respectively, established, considering the impact of vertical and horizontal directions vibration of rolls. Then a vertical-horizontal coupling nonlinear vibration dynamic model of rolling mill rolls is proposed, based on the interactions between this dynamic rolling force and mill structure. The amplitude-frequency equations of the main resonance and inner resonance are carried out by using multiple-scale method....

  14. Theoretical foundations of the automated designing of assembly drawings of rolls of wheel rolling vertical type mills

    Снітко, С. О.; Яковченко, О. В.; Івлєва, Н. І.


    Automated designing inker, pressure and conical rolls, as well as centering and driving rollers of modern wheel-rolling mills of vertical type required for the development of new highly effective profile of railway wheels is actual scientific and technical problem. In this paper, first proposed the theoretical foundations of the automated design drawings of rolls of vertical type wheel-rolling mills. The designing of circuits of pressure and inker rolls and calculation values technological ga...

  15. Performance characteristics of mill rolls from graphite chromium cast iron

    Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline; Terziev, L.; Breyer, J. P.


    The main requirements for the development of a new grade for the later finishing section of the mill are : good oxidation and thermal behaviour, high wear resistance, good resistance to rolling incidents. The approach of Marichal Ketin to improve the rolling performances in the last finishing stands is presented. The Hi-Cr cast iron possesses excellent wear resistance due to the presence of hard chromium carbides, but its thermal conductivity and sticking properties are fairly low. A graphite...




    Full Text Available The study presents the results of an investigation into centrifugal mills with an energy-saving working body. Rational geometric parameters of the working body of the centrifugal mill, which grinds the solid residue from the pyrolysis of used tyres, have been justified on the criterion of the lowest specific energy consumption during the grinding process. A method to determine the dependence of the in-grinding power consumption on the basic parameters of the working body has been developed, while an analytical expression to determine the power consumption for grinding the solid residue from the pyrolysis of used tyres has been obtained. It has been found that the power consumption in the grinding process linearly depends on the rotational speed of the working body, which is to the 0.3 power on the average size of solid particles.

  17. Service behaviour of high speed steel rolling rolls used in hot strip mills

    Work rolls used in hot strip mills may be able to carry out severe actions: very high thermal stresses and wear, along with mechanical stresses due to normal rolling loads, which develop in the presence of cracks, produced by the former actions. The microstructure and the mechanical behaviour (strength and toughness) of high speed steels, which recently have been introduced in this applications, were studied in this work in comparison with high chromium cast irons. (Author) 7 refs

  18. Optimization of Rolling Force Distribution Based on Niche Genetic Algorithm in Continuous Hot Rolling Mills

    LIU Zi-ping; LI Li-xin


    Based on the niche genetic algorithm, the intelligent and optimizing model for the rolling force distribution in hot strip mills was put forward. The research showed that the model had many advantages such as fast searching speed, high calculating pre-cision and suiting for on-line calculation. A good strip shape could be achieved by using the model and it is appropriate and practica-ble for rolling producing.

  19. Variable-speed drive and control systems for rolling mills; Atsuenkiyo drive seigyo system

    Kasai, T.; Tochigi, T. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The drive systems of large rolling mills is of a cycloconverter type, a GTO (gate turn-off thyristor) type or high-voltage IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) type. Drive systems for bar, rod and pipe mills use three and/or two level IGBT inverters. This paper describes recent technical trends of drives and control systems in rolling mills, including each drive application and the PLC (programmable controller) and HCI (human communication interface) controlling the total rolling mill line. (author)

  20. Recycle of valuable products from oily cold rolling mill sludge

    Liu, Bo; Zhang, Shen-gen; Tian, Jian-jun; Pan, De-an; Liu, Yang; Volinsky, Alex A.


    Oily cold rolling mill (CRM) sludge contains lots of iron and alloying elements along with plenty of hazardous organic components, which makes it as an attractive secondary source and an environmental contaminant at the same time. The compound methods of "vacuum distillation + oxidizing roasting" and "vacuum distillation + hydrogen reduction" were employed for the recycle of oily cold rolling mill sludge. First, the sludge was dynamically vacuum distilled in a rotating furnace at 50 r/min and 600°C for 3 h, which removed almost hazardous organic components, obtaining 89.2wt% ferrous resultant. Then, high purity ferric oxide powders (99.2wt%) and reduced iron powders (98.9wt%) were obtained when the distillation residues were oxidized and reduced, respectively. The distillation oil can be used for fuel or chemical feedstock, and the distillation gases can be collected and reused as a fuel.

  1. Application of mechano-chemical synthesis for protective coating on steel grinding media prior to ball milling of copper

    Indranil Lahiri; K Balasubramanian


    One of the major sources of contamination during mechanical milling/alloying is from the surface erosion of the container and the grinding medium. This can either be prevented by using grinding medium and container of same material of the milled material or by adding a coating of the milled material on them. The paper describes the observations made during a mechano-chemical reaction, being used for coating the balls and vials in a planetary ball mill. Visual observation, XRD, optical micrography and EDS analysis were used to understand the progress of the reaction. Copper was successfully coated on the steel balls and vials. The method can easily be adopted in daily production purposes, prior to mechanical milling of a Cu-based powder for prevention of Fe contamination.

  2. Development of rolling mill for rectangular orthodontic wires production

    G.E. Totten


    Full Text Available Purpose: In orthodontic treatments, wires of different metallic alloys are used for alignment, leveling, correction of the molar position, space closing, finish and retention. The purpose of the paper is the characteristics of austenitic stainless steel wires, with a square traverse section, which were produced using a rolling mill built for this purpose, are presented hereDesign/methodology/approach: With respect to finish and retention, these wires are responsible for adequate positioning of the upper teeth on the lower teeth. Wires that are subjected to incisor torque require high resistance and stiffness. For this, wires of rectangular austenitic stainless steel are used due to high modulus of elasticity and good corrosion resistance in the oral environment. Because of the rectangular geometry, wire production requires process development suitable for industrial scale manufacture with geometric characteristics and mechanical properties better adapted to the use conditions.Findings: To obtain wires with such characteristics, a rolling mill was developed for the production of rectangular wires by a rolling process with the objective of reducing cost of the cold drawing process that is currently used which utilize complex and expensive wire-drawing dies. In addition to the rolling process itself, wire deformation, microhardness, tension and bend tests were also performed.Research limitations/implications: A rolling-mill was built that successfully produced dental wires within acceptable tolerances and physical/mechanical properties.These wires exhibited excellent hardness and tensile strength, although slightly less than analogous commercial wires. It is expected that this problem are corrected by using initial wires with a higher hardness, since this property is directly related with the tensile strength.Originality/value: In these tests, wire geometry, surface finish and mechanical properties were successfully adapted for use in orthodontic

  3. Work Roll Materials For Hot Strip Milling and Casting Methods of Rolling Roll

    Şadi KARAGÖZ


    Full Text Available The selection of materials for rolling, which is one of the powerful manufacturing process and the influence of these materials on the roll properties is an important factor. Also, the use of suitable material and various manufacturing technologies affect these characteristics. To understand that which roll grade is needed for which application, the rolling conditions, the roll grades and their properties should be known. In this work the evolution of roll materials from classical materials up to recently developed materials are presented and bimetallic roll technologies are investigated. Furthermore, experimentally cast pearlitic and martensitic roll microstructures were examined. The influence of microstructural phases on the roll properties were analyzed with the results of mechanical and microstructural observations.

  4. The grinding behavior of ground copper powder for Cu/CNT nanocomposite fabrication by using the dry grinding process with a high-speed planetary ball mill

    Choi, Heekyu; Bor, Amgalan; Sakuragi, Shiori; Lee, Jehyun; Lim, Hyung-Tae


    The behavior of ground copper powder for copper-carbon nanotube (copper-CNT) nanocomposite fabrication during high-speed planetary ball milling was investigated because the study of the behavior characteristics of copper powder has recently gained scientific interest. Also, studies of Cu/CNT composites have widely been done due to their useful applications to enhanced, advanced nano materials and components, which would significantly improve the properties of new mechatronics-integrated materials and components. This study varied experimental conditions such as the rotation speed and the grinding time with and without CNTs, and the particle size distribution, median diameter, crystal structure and size, and particle morphology were monitored for a given grinding time. We observed that pure copper powders agglomerated and that the morphology changed with changing rotation speed. The particle agglomerations were observed with maximum experiment conditions (700 rpm, 60 min) in this study of the grinding process for mechanical alloys in the case of pure copper powders because the grinding behavior of Cu/CNT agglomerations was affected by the addition of CNTs. Indeed, the powder morphology and the crystal size of the composite powder could be changed by increasing the grinding time and the rotation speed.

  5. Bayesian model mixing for cold rolling mills: Test results

    Ettler, P.; Puchr, I.; Dedecius, Kamil

    Slovensko: Slovak University of Technology, 2013, s. 359-364. ISBN 978-1-4799-0926-1. [19th International Conference on Process Control . Štrbské Pleso (SK), 18.06.2013-21.06.2013] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008; GA MŠk 7D12004 Keywords : Bayesian statistics * model mixing * process control Subject RIV: BC - Control Systems Theory model mixing for cold rolling mills test results.pdf

  6. Friction Coefficient Between Rolling Tube and Mandrel of Full Floating Mandrel Mill

    ZHAO Zhi-yi; XIE Jian-xin; HE Xiao-ming; DONG Kai; YU Yong; PAN Feng


    In the process of steel tube production, continuous tube rolling is the foremost forming procedure and the critical step that decides the dimension precision and the surface quality. In the actual production of the φ140 mm full floating mandrel mill in Steel Tube Branch in Baosteel, steel T91 was chosen to be the typical sample, self-made roll-ing force transducer and mandrel velocity testing equipment were used, and a series of comprehensive tests on rolling parameters including the rolling force and mandrel velocity were carried out. After the experiment, the friction state between rolling tube and mandrel was analyzed. The friction coefficient was calculated and the values of 0.033-0.074 in each mill were obtained. The friction coefficient increases obviously along the rolling direction.


    Amelia Amelia


    Full Text Available Hardness is one of the mechanical properties needed in a grinding ball. The hardness of grinding ball produced up to now is gained by trial and error to those parameters which are presumed influencing the hardness. Research is done to get parameter influence the hardness of grinding ball and optimum level. Three parameters presumed influencing the hardness are temperature of raw material (Tm, the initial temperature of quenching (Tq, and the final temperature of quenching (Tt. Design of experiment is used to analysis which parameter influence the hardness. A 23 factorial design is chosen, each parameter has two level. According to experiment and data analysis, the influencing parameter are Tq, Tt and interaction between Tq and Tt. The optimum value of Tq and Tt are 905 ± 10°C and 133 ± 3°C, value of Tm is 1110 ± 10°C. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Kekerasan merupakan salah satu sifat yang dibutuhkan oleh grinding ball. Untuk mendapatkan sifat tersebut hingga saat ini masih dilakukan dengan cara trial and error sehingga sangatlah tidak efektif. Maka dari itu dilakukan suatu penelitian untuk mengetahui parameter-parameter yang mempengaruhi kekerasan grinding ball dan level yang optimal. Ada tiga parameter yang diduga mempengaruhi kekerasan grinding ball, yaitu temperatur raw material (Tm, temperatur awal proses quenching (Tq dan temperatur akhir proses quenching (Tt. Untuk menganalisa parameter-parameter yang berpengaruh digunakan desain eksperimen. Desain eksperimen yang digunakan adalah rancangan faktorial 23, masing-masing terdiri atas 2 level. Dari percobaan dan analisa data, tampak bahwa parameter yang berpengaruh adalah Tq, Tt serta interaksi antara Tq dan Tt. Nilai Tq dan Tt yang optimum adalah 905 ± 10°C dan 133 ± 3°C, sedang nilai Tm yang dianjurkan 1110 ± 10°C. Kata kunci: Desain eksperimen, grinding ball, temperatur quenching

  8. Numerical And Experimental Study On Producing Aluminum Alloy 6061 Shafts By Cross Wedge Rolling Using A Universal Rolling Mill

    Tofil A.


    Full Text Available The paper presents a selection of numerical and theoretical results of the cross wedge rolling process for producing stepped shafts made of aluminum alloy 6061. The numerical modeling was performed using the FEM-based Simufact Forming simulation software. In the simulations, we examined the kinematics of metal flow and determined the distribution patterns of effective strains, temperatures, axial stresses and the Cockroft-Latham damage criterion. Variations in the rolling forces were determined, too. The numerical results were verified experimentally using a universal rolling mill designed and constructed by the present authors. This machine can be used to perform such processes as cross wedge rolling, longitudinal rolling and round bar cropping. During the experiments, we examined process stability and finished product geometry and recorded the torques. The experimental results confirm that axisymmetric aluminum alloy shafts can be produced by cross wedge rolling with two rolls. Last but not least, the experiments served to evaluate the technological potential of the rolling mill used.


    Kunal Ganguly


    Full Text Available This project aims to address the problems that are facing a large aluminum company in a Developing Hot Rolling Mill Capabilities for Wider Widths Hard Alloys Rolling and b Eliminate down time due to strip /coil slippage during hard alloys 5xxx rolling at Hot Mill. The challenge for the company was to cater the fast changing export demand for Flat Rolled products with its existing resources. By applying Six Sigma principles, the team identified the current situation that the rolling mills operations were in. Si x Sigma DMAIC methodologies were use d in the project to determine the project's CTQ characteristics, defining the possible causes, Identifying the variation sources, establishing variable relationships and Implementing Control Plans. The project can be useful for any company that needs to fi nd the most cost efficient way to improve and utilize its resources.

  10. Metallurgical assessment of two HSS rolls grades for Hot Strip Mill

    LECOMTE-BECKERS, Jacqueline; Fabienne DELAUNOIS; Breyer, Jean-Pierre; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack


    Aurora and Kosmos grades are HSS alloys used for the manufacturing of rolling mill work rolls for early finishing stands of Hot Strip Mills. Both alloys were metallurgically assessed using Electron Microscopy, X Rays analysis on carbides and Differential Thermal Analysis. These methods allow a better understanding of the behaviour of the studied alloys during solidification and cooling. Some mechanical tests were also performed. A connection between the laboratory results and the perf...

  11. Drop deformation in two-roll mills considering wall effects

    Experimental, theoretical and numerical results of dynamics of drop deformation in strong flows generated by a co-rotating two-roll mill and considering the influence of near rigid walls are presented. The drop dynamics is altered, with respect to a drop free of wall effects, by the proximity of the rigid boundaries as well as caused by a non-linear and non-uniform flow due to gradients of flow-type parameter and shear rate. Simulations were carried out using the Boundary Element Method (BEM). Since the inclusion of the whole boundaries (drop and rollers surfaces) is not an easy and trivial task, bi-dimensional numerical simulations was performed as a first approach. The experimental and numerical results were obtained for a flow type of α = 0.03 and two values of viscosity ratio λ = 0.012 and 16. In general, numerical results for the stationary deformation parameters, up to intermediate confinements, are in agreement with the experiments, with and without wall effects. Since the case of drops with a high viscosity ratio did not match existing theoretical models, the wall-effect theory of Shapira and Haber was modified, considering Cox's second-order theory as the converging theory without wall effects. From low to intermediate confinements, the new Cox-Shapira-Haber model fitted the observed experimental deformations


    P.K. Pretorius


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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Production systems have undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Many companies have implemented new technologies such as flexible manufacturing systems. There is therefore a shift in focus to maintenance and the effective management thereof. Maintenance is a dynamic activity and is comprised of a large number of interacting variables. An effective maintenance organisation is required to control these variables .
    This paper discusses the building of a maintenance organisation and the aspects that should be considered during the design. The way in which five companies that operate hot rolling mills apptoached the problem of building an effective maintenance organisation was investigated.

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    Hierdie artikel bespreek die daarstelling van die instandhoudingsorganisasie en die parameters V~toorweeg moet word tydens die ontwerp. Die wyse waarop vyf maatskappye wat }V~rIl1walse bedryf die ontwikkeling van 'neffektiewe organisasie vir instandhouding benader hc(is ondersoek .

  13. Crush Grinding

    Crush Grinding is a special process used at the Kansas City Plant to finish stem sections of reservoir products. In this process, a precise profile of the desired product is formed on a tungsten carbide roll. This roll slowly transfers a mirror image of the profile onto the grinding surface of a wheel. The transfer rate of the profile is between 0.001 and 0.010 inches per minute. Crush grinding is desirable since it provides consistent surface finishes and thin walls at a high production rate. In addition, it generates very sharp fillet radii. However, crush grinding is a complex process since many variables affect the final product. Therefore, the process requires more attention and knowledge beyond basic metal removal practices. While the Kansas City Plant began using these machines in 1995, a formal study regarding crush grinding has not been conducted there. In addition, very little literature is available in the grinding industry regarding this process. As a result, new engineers at the Kansas City Plant must learn the process through trial and error. The purpose of this document is to address this literature deficit while specifically promoting a better understanding of the stem crush grinding process at the Kansas City Plant.

  14. Hot sheet rolling on continuous mill under plastic fluid friction conditions

    A technique for hot sheet rolling in plastic fluid friction conditions of sheets of the 12Kh18N10T and carbon 10 sp steels is developed and tested. A new lubricant ''Silicatherm'' constitutes the basis of the technique. The advantages of the given technique as compared to the rolling with liquid lubricants of mineral and vegetative origin as well as the prospects of its introduction during hot rolling on continuous mills are shown

  15. Effect of roll-compaction and milling conditions on granules and tablet properties.

    Perez-Gandarillas, Lucia; Perez-Gago, Ana; Mazor, Alon; Kleinebudde, Peter; Lecoq, Olivier; Michrafy, Abderrahim


    Dry granulation is an agglomeration process used to produce size-enlarged particles (granules), improving the handling properties of powders such as flowability. In this process, powders are compacted using a roll press to produce ribbons, which are milled in granules used further in the tableting process. The granule and tablet properties are influenced by the existence of different designs of the roll compactors, milling systems and the interaction between process parameters and raw material properties. The main objective of this work was to investigate how different roll-compaction conditions and milling process parameters impact on ribbons, granules and tablet properties, highlighting the role of the sealing system (cheek plates and rimmed roll). In this context, two common excipients differing in their mechanical behaviour (MCC and mannitol) are used. The study is based on the analysis of granule size distribution together with the characterization of loss of compactability during die compaction. Results show that the tensile strength of tablets is lower when using granules than when the raw materials are compressed. Moreover, the plastic material (MCC) is more sensitive than the brittle one (mannitol). Regarding the roll-force, it is observed that the higher the roll force, the lower the tensile strength of tablets from granulated material is. These findings are in agreement with the literature. The comparison of sealing systems shows that the rimmed-roll system leads to slightly stronger tablets than the use of cheek plates. In addition, the use of the rimmed-roll system reduces the amount of fines, in particular when high roll force is applied. Overall, it can be concluded that roll-compaction effect is predominant over the milling effect on the production of fines but less significant on the tablet properties. This study points out that the balance between a good flowability by reducing the amount of fines and appropriate tablet strength is achieved with

  16. Genera use of CBN in tool grinding: Technology and economics

    Meyer, H. R.; Wiemann, H. J.

    A long term test program in which all the grinding processes technically capable of being converted from conventional abrasives to crystalline boron nitrides (CBN) was carried out in close cooperation with an abrasives manufacturer and a tool manufacturer whose production included all types of cutters; notably, hobs, profile cutters, side melting cutters, and face milling cutters, as well as crushing rolls for profiling grinding wheels. The material mainly used was EM05C05 confirming to S 6-5-2-5.

  17. Premature failure analysis of forged cold back-up roll in a continuous tandem mill

    Highlights: → Metal wrapping and strip welding in work/back-up rolls contact zone caused spalling. → MnS inclusion and pore initiated crack which propagated in milling led to spalling. → Retained austenite conversion to α'-martensite accelerated spalling failure. → Needle shaped carbide (Fe,Mo,Cr)7C3, may cause poor service life of back-up roll. -- Abstract: In this paper, premature failure of a forged back-up roll from a continuous tandem mill was investigated. Microstructural evolutions of the spalled specimen and surface of the roll were characterized by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and ferritscopy, while hardness value of the specimen was measured by Vickers hardness testing. The results revealed that the presence of pore and MnS inclusion with spherical and oval morphologies were the main contributing factors responsible for the poor life of the back-up roll. In addition, metal pick up and subsequently strip welding on the surface of the work roll were found as the major causes of failure in work roll which led to spalling occurrence in the back-up roll. Furthermore, relatively high percentage of retained austenite, say 9%, in outer surface of the back-up roll contributed spalling due to conversion of this meta-stable phase to martensite and creation of volume expansion on the outer surface through work hardening during mill campaign.


    HUANG Qingxue; LI Yugui; SHEN Guangxian; CHEN Zhanfu; SHU Xuedao; SHI Rong; ZHAO Hongwei; CHEN Buquan


    The load distribution of multi-row bearings of large strip rolling mill is fully analyzed by3D contact boundary element method (BEM). It is found out that bearings are frequently worn out due to serious uneven load on the multi-row rollers. The constraint mechanism of the previous rolling system is found to be unreasonable by theoretical analysis on heavy machinery structure. A mechanism of self-aligning even load for workroll bearing of 2 050 mm hot rolling mill of Baoshan I&S Co. is developed. This device is manufactured with particular regard to the structure of 2 050 mm hot rolling mill mentioned above. Hence, uneven load on multi-row bearings is greatly relieved and their lives are remarkably prolonged. Meanwhile, theoretical analysis and on-spot tests prove the rationality and validity of the device.

  19. Development of high-speed tool steel roll and its application to rolling mill; Koseino haisuroru no kaihatsu to atsuen bun`ya eno tekiyorei

    Takigawa, H.; Tanaka, T.; Otomo, S.; Hashimoto, M. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Technical development in the field of steel rolling in recent years has been carried out from the viewpoints of improving the quality of steel products, improving the productivity, and reducing the manufacturing costs. With this technical development, a need for the highly reliable rolling mill roll with a high performance and a long life has extensively grown. Thereupon, the authors have developed a rolling mill roll called the high-speed tool steel roll. This roll was originally designed for the finishing stands of hot strip mill, and it demonstrated a high performance when using. As the result, the quality of rolled steel products has been improved and such restrictions on rolling operation resulted from the mill rolls have been sharply eased. On the basis of these successful results, the said roll has been also extensively applied in other fields of material rolling. This paper introduces the development of this high-speed tool steel roll and some examples of its application, together with results obtained. 5 refs., 15 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Study on the improved accuracy of strip profile using numerical formula model in continuous cold rolling with 6-high mill

    The quality requirements for thickness accuracy in cold rolling continue to become more stringent. In cold rolling mill, it is very important that the rolling force calculation considers rolling conditions. The rolled strip thickness was predicted using calculated rolling force. However, the prediction of strip thickness in cold rolling is very difficult; in particular, for 6-high mill with shifted intermediate roll (IMR), the accuracy of thickness is not good. In this study, to improve the accuracy of rolled strip thickness, the roll gap flattening can be given based on Hertz contact theory, with contact between rolls and the smooth cylindrical rolls for the rolling elastic deformation. Also, the distribution of the roll gap flattening may be calculated using the contact force of unit transverse length. The strip profile at the continuous cold rolling is calculated by using the numerical analysis model considering the initial strip profile before cold rolling. Hence, we propose that the numerical model can predict the rolled strip profile more quickly and accurately and be applicable to the field. The results of the proposed numerical model were verified by FE-simulation and cold rolling experiments of 6-high mill with five stands

  1. Application of simulated annealing algorithm to improve work roll wear model in plate mills


    Employing Simulated Annealing Algorithm (SAA) and many measured data, a calculation model of work roll wear was built in the 2 800 mm 4-high mill of Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Co.(WISCO). The model was a semi-theory practical formula. Its pattern and magnitude were still hardly defined with classical optimization methods. But the problem could be resolved by SAA. It was pretty high precision to predict the values for the wear profiles of work roll in a rolling unit. Afterone-year application, the results show that the model is feasible in engineering, and it can be applied to predict the wear profiles of work roll in other mills

  2. Extended Kalman Filter Based Neural Networks Controller For Hot Strip Rolling mill

    The present paper deals with the application of an Extended Kalman filter based adaptive Neural-Network control scheme to improve the performance of a hot strip rolling mill. The suggested Neural Network model was implemented using Bayesian Evidence based training algorithm. The control input was estimated iteratively by an on-line extended Kalman filter updating scheme basing on the inversion of the learned neural networks model. The performance of the controller is evaluated using an accurate model estimated from real rolling mill input/output data, and the usefulness of the suggested method is proved

  3. Production of sponge iron powder by reduction of rolling mill scale

    Martín Hernández, María Isabel; López Gómez, Félix Antonio; Torralba Castelló, José Manuel


    Rolling mill scale is a solid by-product of the steelmaking industry that contains metallic iron (Fe) and three types of iron oxides: wustite (FeO), hematite (α-Fe2O3) and magnetite (Fe3O4). It also contains traces of non-ferrous metals, alkaline compounds and oils from the rolling process. A study is made of the reduction of mill scale to sponge iron using coke at different temperatures and times. The reduced samples are studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SE...

  4. Advanced Soft Sensor Technology to be Used for Cold Rolling Mills

    Ettler, P.; Dedecius, Kamil; Juričič, D.; Preglej, A.

    Toulouse : IEEE, 2011, s. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-4577-0016-3. [16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ETFA'2011. Toulouse (FR), 05.09.2011-09.09.2011] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10750506 Keywords : soft sensor * rolling mill Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science soft sensor technology to be used for cold rolling mills.pdf

  5. High Precision Prediction of Rolling Force Based on Fuzzy and Nerve Method for Cold Tandem Mill

    JIA Chun-yu; SHAN Xiu-ying; NIU Zhao-ping


    The rolling force model for cold tandem mill was put forward by using the Elman dynamic recursive network method, based on the actual measured data. Furthermore, a good assumption is put forward, which brings a full universe of discourse self-adjusting factor fuzzy control, closed-loop adjusting, based on error feedback and expertise into a rolling force prediction model, to modify prediction outputs and improve prediction precision and robustness. The simulated results indicate that the method is highly effective and the prediction precision is better than that of the traditional method. Predicted relative error is less than ±4%, so the prediction is high precise for the cold tandem mill.

  6. Prediction of Rolling Load in Hot Strip Mill by Innovations Feedback Neural Networks

    ZHANG Li-yong; WANG Jun; MA Fu-ting


    Because the structure of the classical mathematical model of rolling load is simple, even with the self-adapting technology, it is difficult to accommodate the increasing dimensional accuracy. Motivated by this fact, an Innovations Feedback Neural Networks (IFNN) was presented based on the idea of Kalman prediction. The neural networks used the Back Propagation (BP) algorithm and applied it to the prediction of rolling load in hot strip mill. The theoretical results and the off-line simulation show that the prediction capability of IFNN is better than that of normal BP networks, namely, for the prediction of the rolling load in hot strip mill, the prediction precision of IFNN is higher than that of normal BP networks. Finally, a relative complete rolling load prediction system was developed on Windows 2003/XP platform using the OOP programming method and the SQL server2000 database. With this system, the rolling load of a 1700 strip mill was calculated, and the prediction results obtained correspond well with the field data. It shows that IFNN is valid for rolling load prediction.

  7. Force prediction in cold rolling mills by polynomial methods

    Nicu ROMAN


    Full Text Available A method for steel and aluminium strip thickness control is provided including a new technique for predictive rolling force estimation method by statistic model based on polynomial techniques.

  8. Fuzzy-Neural Control of Hot-Rolling Mill

    Khearia Mohamad; Abduladhem A. Ali; R. Nagrajan


    This paper deals with the application of Fuzzy-Neural Networks (FNNs) in multi-machine system control applied on hot steel rolling. The electrical drives that used in rolling system are a set of three-phase induction motors (IM) controlled by indirect field-oriented control (IFO). The fundamental goal of this type of control is to eliminate the coupling influence though the coordinate transformation in order to make the AC motor behaves like a separately excited ...

  9. Predictive 3D roll grinding method for reducing paper quality variations in coating machines

    Kuosmanen, Petri


    The predominant trend in paper machines is towards an increased running speed. At the same time, the paper produced must have a higher and more even quality. In printing papers the main end-use properties and quality components are runnability, printability, and print quality. These coexistent requirements create new demands for the behaviour of rolls under production conditions. High quality printing paper grades are coated. In blade coating the thickness of the coating film on the paper sur...

  10. Fuzzy-Neural Control of Hot-Rolling Mill

    Khearia Mohamad


    Full Text Available This paper deals with the application of Fuzzy-Neural Networks (FNNs in multi-machine system control applied on hot steel rolling. The electrical drives that used in rolling system are a set of three-phase induction motors (IM controlled by indirect field-oriented control (IFO. The fundamental goal of this type of control is to eliminate the coupling influence though the coordinate transformation in order to make the AC motor behaves like a separately excited DC motor. Then use Fuzzy-Neural Network in control the IM speed and the rolling plant. In this work MATLAB/SIMULINK models are proposed and implemented for the entire structures. Simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed control schemes. It is found that the proposed system is robust in that it eliminates the disturbances considerably.

  11. Soft Starting Arrangements Availables for Hot Rolling Mills for Energy Conservation

    Bisen, A. M.; Bapat, P. M.; Gagnuly, S. K.


    The conventional rolling mills in India are producing a major part of structural steel requirement of the country. The energy conservation in these rolling mills can be achieved mainly by reducing the size of the prime mover i.e. main electric motor. The power consumption per ton can be considerably decreased through proper selection of electric motor since it has been an observation by many surveyors[1] that the selection of electric motor of the rolling mill has been almost five to ten times on the higher side which can be easily verified from the power consumption and motor working data.Flywheel is a mechanical storage device. Largest size of flywheels are frequently recommended for smooth running of rolling mills. The main difficulty encountered in selecting large capacity flywheel or flywheel gear box system is the starting of the mill with smaller capacity electric motor. The starting characteristic of electric motor is not suitable for starting such rolling mill with very high inertia flywheel. In such condition it becomes very essential to introduce the soft starting arrangement for the electric motor so that considerably small size motor can start the flywheel effectively.Soft starters are used for the smooth start-up control of three-phase induction motors. The soft starter is functionally located between the Flywheel and the electric motor. In selecting the correct soft starter to suit the application the peculiarities of the soft start should be considered. In the prevailing conditions we use the motor of high horse power due to the fact that the flywheel requires high torque to be driven initially. For the same reason the efficiency of the flywheel is very low initially. Once the flywheel stores sufficient power which is required at the start up, the flywheel then requires less power than given initially. If we somehow are able to increase the efficiency of the flywheel using a flexible electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or flexible drives with

  12. Diagnosis of Gearbox Typical Fault in Rolling Mills Based on the Wavelet Packets Technology

    CUI Lingli; GAO Lixin; ZHANG Jianyu; DING Fang


    The early impulse fault diagnosis of the gearbox in rolling mills is often difficult and labour intensive because the gearbox of that high speed machine is multi-shafting transmission system, in which many gearsets and rolling bears work together at the same time and there are much complex frequency structure and various disturb. A new time-frequency method based on the wavelet packets technique was developed and used to extract the impact feature from signals collected from faulty data of one rolling mills gearbox. The method improves the signal to noise ration so that results obtained using this method represents features with fine resolution in both low-frequency and the high frequency bands. The results of analysis indicate the validity and the practicability of the method proposed here.

  13. Assessment of personal noise exposure of overhead-traveling crane drivers in steel-rolling mills

    ZENG Lin; CHAI Dong-liang; LI Hui-juan; LEI Zhuo; ZHAO Yi-ming


    Background Noise is widespread occupational hazard in iron and steel industry. Overhead-traveling cranes are widely used in this industry, but few studies characterized the overhead-traveling crane drivers' noise exposure level so far. In this study, we assessed and characterized personal noise exposure levels of overhead-traveling crane drivers in two steel-rolling mills.Methods One hundred and twenty-four overhead-traveling crane drivers, 76 in the cold steel-rolling mill and 48 in the hot steel-rolling mill, were enrolled in the study. Personal noise dosimeters (AIHUA Instruments Model AWA5610e,Hangzhou, China) were used to collect full-shift noise exposure data from all the participants. Crane drivers carried dosimeters with microphones placed near their collars during the work shifts. Work logs had been taken by the drivers simultaneously. Personal noise exposure data were divided into segments based on lines in which they worked. All statistical analyses were done using SPSS 13.0.Results The average personal noise exposure (LAeq.8h) of overhead-traveling crane drivers in the hot steel-rolling mills ((85.03±2.25) dB(A)) was higher than that in the cold one ((83.05±2.93) dB(A), P<0.001). There were 17 overhead traveling cranes in the hot steel-rolling mill and 24 cranes in the cold one, of which carrying capacities varied from 15 tons to 100 tons. The average noise exposure level based on different lines in the hot and cold steel-rolling mills were (85.2±2.61) dB(A) and (83.3±3.10) dB(A) respectively (P=0.001), which were similar to the average personal noise exposure in both mills. The noise exposure levels were different among different lines (P=0.021).Conclusion Noise exposure levels, depending upon background noise levels and the noise levels on the ground, are inconstant. As the noise exposure levels are above the 85 dB(A) criteria, these drivers should be involved in the Hearing Conservation Program to protect their hearing.

  14. Design of Rolling State Observers for Application to Control of Thickness and Tension in Rolling Mills

    Hamid R. Koofigar


    Full Text Available This study focuses on the necessity of designing state observers to be used in controller synthesis for rolling processes. This is motivated by the fact that using several kinds of sensors for measuring all of process variables is technically and economically avoided. On the other hand, using exact measurement in feedback control systems could considerably improve the quality of products. In other word, there is a trade-off between high quality and the implementation limitations, managed here by developing rolling state observers. The proposed observers estimate the states not measured directly by the installed sensors. This technique is applicable to both hot rolling and cold rolling processes. Simulation results demonstrate the performance of the proposed estimation algorithm.

  15. Optimized simulation of vortex jet mill in waste rubber grinding technology by LNG

    Han, Yuemei


    Frozen rubber powder has excellent qualities and application value, and it can be achieved from waste rubber after being crushed at low temperature used liquefied natural gas (LNG) as cryogen. Vortex jet mill was the key equipment to further crush the rubber particles which the pressure-air was jet into in the basic LNG technological process. After confirming the structure and size of the jet nozzle, the Height (H) between the nozzle and the bottom of the mill, the incident angle α and the initial size of the rubber particles were changed then the continuous phase and the track of single particle were optimized in order to gain more excellent crushing effect. The results showed: the jetting gas were spiral rising in the mill and the speed of it was reduced, so the particle was graded by the gas. The impact and collision could reduce the particle diameter and crush them but the result was influenced by the initial size of the particle. The size of the original rubber particles must not be more than 110μm. The simulation was helpful and leading for the experiment.

  16. Influence of the Radiation Shield on the Temperature of Rails Rolled in the Reversing Mill

    Gołdasz A.


    Full Text Available The paper presents a mathematical model of heat transfer during cooling of hot-rolled rails in the reversing mill. The influence of the radiation shield on the temperature of rolled rails has been analyzed. The heat transfer model for cooling a strip covered by the thermal shield has been presented. The two types of shields build of steel and aluminum sheets separated with insulating layer have been studded. Calculations have been performed with self developed software which utilizes the finite element method.

  17. Heavy metals adsorption on rolling mill scale; Adsorcion de metales pesados sobre cascarill de laminacion

    Lopez, F. A.; Martin, M. I.; Perez, C.; Lopez-Delgado, A.; Alguacil, E. J.


    A great quantity of industries are responsible for contaminating the environment with the heavy metals which are containing in their wastewaters. The recovery of these metals is both from an environmental and economical points of view of the upmost interest. A study is made of the use of mill scale-originating in the hot rolling of steel-as an adsorbent for the removal of heavy metals from liquid effluents. The adsorption of Zn''2+, Cd''2+ y Pb''2+ on the rolling mill scale was investigated by determination of adsorption isotherms. The effect of time, equilibrium temperature and concentration of metal solution on mill scale adsorption efficiency was evaluated. The adsorption process was analysed using the theories of Langmuir and Freundlich. Desorption process of metals from loaded mill scales was also studied using several doser bent at different experimental conditions. It has been proved that the mill scale is an effective adsorbent for the cations studies in aqueous solutions within the range of the working concentrations. (Author) 32 refs.

  18. Axial Rolling Unit on the Vertical Ring Rolling Mill%立式辗环机的轴向辗压装置



    Up to now, the vertical ring rolling mills in China and overseas has no axial rolling unit because of multi-reasons. So side burr and inertia quality problem on the end hollow of rings produced by vertical ring rolling mill haven't been solved. A new kind of axial rolling unit which suits the vertical ring rolling mill had been designed and manufactured. Comparing with axial rolling unit in the horizontal ring rolling mill, this unit is simple in structure and easy in installation with convenient adjustment.%目前国内外的立武辗环机由于多种原因都没有设置轴向辗压装置.因此,无法解决立式辗环机的环件的侧面毛刺和端面凹陷的惯性质量问题.为此,设计制造了一种适合于立式辗环机的新型轴向辗压装置,它不同于卧式辗环机轴向辗压装置的庞大和复杂,其结构简单实用、便于安装,且调整操作方便.

  19. Online Prediction under Model Uncertainty Via Dynamic Model Averaging: Application to a Cold Rolling Mill

    Raftery, A. E.; Kárný, Miroslav; Ettler, P.

    Volume 52, Number 1 (2010), s. 52-66. ISSN 0040-1706 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 1M0572; GA MŠk(CZ) 7D09008 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10750506 Keywords : prediction * rolling mills * Bayesian Dynamic Averaging Subject RIV: BC - Control Systems Theory Impact factor: 1.560, year: 2010

  20. Effect of Stiffness of Rolling Joints on the Dynamic Characteristic of Ball Screw Feed Systems in a Milling Machine

    Dazhong Wang; Yan Lu; Tongchao Zhang; Keyong Wang; Akira Rinoshika


    Dynamic characteristic of ball screw feed system in a milling machine is studied numerically in this work. In order to avoid the difficulty in determining the stiffness of rolling joints theoretically, a dynamic modeling method for analyzing the feed system is discussed, and a stiffness calculation method of the rolling joints is proposed based on the Hertz contact theory. Taking a 3-axis computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine set ermined as a research object, the stiffness of its f...

  1. Effect of powder milling on mechanical properties of hot-pressed and hot-rolled Cu–Cr–Nb alloy

    Highlights: •Milled powder enhances sintering and mechanical properties after hot pressing. •Hot-rolling of hot-pressed samples made from milled powder enhances ductility. •Pore size and number of pores decreases after hot-rolling. -- Abstract: The present study is on the effect of mechanical milling of gas-atomized powders on mechanical properties of the hot-pressed and subsequently hot-rolled Cu–8 at% Cr–4 at% Nb alloy with a microstructure consisting of pure copper matrix hardened by intermetallic Cr2Nb precipitates. The mechanically milled powders result in lower sintering temperature during hot pressing compared to the atomized powders. The hot-pressed samples made from the milled powder exhibit significantly higher hardness and tensile strength, but lower ductility and electrical conductivity compared to that made from the un-milled gas-atomized powders. The hot rolling results in marginal increase in strength, but significant increase in ductility compared to the hot-pressed alloy for both the milled and atomized powders and it is attributed to the decrease in size of the pores and amount of porosities after hot rolling

  2. Simulation of accelerated strip cooling on the hot rolling mill run-out roller table

    Full text: A mathematical model of the thermal state of the metal on the run-out roller table of a continuous wide hot-strip mill is presented. The mathematical model takes into account the heat generation during the polymorphic γ → α transformation of super cooled austenite phase and the influence of chemical composition on the physical properties of the steel. The model allows the calculation of modes of accelerated cooling of strips on the run-out roller table of a continuous wide hot strip mill. Winding temperature calculation error does not exceed 20 °C for 98.5 % of the strips from low-carbon and low-alloyed steels. key words: hot rolled, wide-strip, accelerated cooling, run-out roller table, polymorphic transformation, mathematical modeling

  3. A Fault Diagnosis Expert System for a Heavy Motor Used in a Rolling Mill


    A fault diagnosis expert system for a heavy motor used in a rolling mill is established in this paper. The fault diagnosis knowledge base was built, and its knowledge was represented by production rules. The knowledge base includes daily inspection system, brief diagnosis system and precise diagnosis system. A pull-down menu was adopted for the management of the knowledge base. The system can run under the help of expert system development tools. Practical examples show that the expert system can diagnose faults rapidly and precisely.

  4. Bearing restoration by grinding

    Hanau, H.; Parker, R. J.; Zaretsky, E. V.; Chen, S. M.; Bull, H. L.


    A joint program was undertaken by the NASA Lewis Research Center and the Army Aviation Systems Command to restore by grinding those rolling-element bearings which are currently being discarded at aircraft engine and transmission overhaul. Three bearing types were selected from the UH-1 helicopter engine (T-53) and transmission for the pilot program. No bearing failures occurred related to the restoration by grinding process. The risk and cost of a bearing restoration by grinding programs was analyzed. A microeconomic impact analysis was performed.

  5. Finger milling-cutter CNC generating hypoid pinion tooth surfaces based on modified-roll method and machining simulation

    Li, Genggeng; Deng, Xiaozhong; Wei, Bingyang; Lei, Baozhen


    The two coordinate systems of cradle-type hypoid generator and free-form CNC machine tool by application disc milling-cutter to generate hypoid pinion tooth surfaces based on the modified-roll method were set up, respectively, and transformation principle and method for machine-tool settings between the two coordinate systems was studied. It was presented that finger milling-cutter was mounted on imagined disc milling-cutter and its motion was controlled directly by CNC shafts to replace disc milling-cutter blades effective cutting motion. Finger milling-cutter generation accomplished by ordered circular interpolation was determined, and interpolation center, starting and ending were worked out. Finally, a hypoid pinion was virtually machined by using CNC machining simulation software VERICUT.

  6. New technology for recycling materials from oily cold rolling mill sludge

    Bo Liu; Shen-gen Zhang; Jian-jun Tian; De-an Pan; Ling Meng; Yang Liu


    Oily cold rolling mill (CRM) sludge is one of metallurgical industry solid wastes. The recycle of these wastes can not only protect the environment but also permit their reutilization. In this research, a new process of“hydrometallurgical treatment+hydrothermal synthesis”was investigated for the combined recovery of iron and organic materials from oily CRM sludge. Hydrometallurgical treatment, mainly including acid leaching, centrifugal separation, neutralization reaction, oxidizing, and preparation of hydrothermal reaction precursor, was first utilized for processing the sludge. Then, micaceous iron oxide (MIO) pigment powders were prepared through hydrothermal reaction of the obtained precursor in alkaline media. The separated organic materials can be used for fuel or chemical feedstock. The quality of the prepared MIO pigments is in accordance with the standards of MIO pigments for paints (ISO 10601-2007). This clean, eff ective, and economical technology off ers a new way to recycle oily CRM sludge.

  7. Gradient structure produced by three roll planetary milling: Numerical simulation and microstructural observations

    In this study a gradient grain structure was produced by processing rod billets through three roll planetary milling (also known as PSW process). This kind of gradient structure is reported to provide an excellent combination of strength and ductility owing to an ultrafine-grained surface layer and a coarse-grained interior of the billet. Specifically, copper rod samples were subjected to up to six passes of PSW at room temperature. To study the evolution of the microstructure during the deformation, microhardness measurements and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis were performed after one, three and six passes. Additionally, the distributions of the equivalent stress during PSW and the equivalent strain after processing were studied by finite element analysis using the commercial software QFORM. The results showed the efficacy of PSW as a means of imparting a gradient ultrafine-grained structure to copper rods. A good correlation between the simulated equivalent strain distribution and the measured microhardness distribution was demonstrated

  8. Gradient structure produced by three roll planetary milling: Numerical simulation and microstructural observations

    Li Wang, Ya [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Molotnikov, Andrey [Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Diez, Mathilde [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Lapovok, Rimma [Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Kim, Hyoun-Ee [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Tao Wang, Jing, E-mail: [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Estrin, Yuri, E-mail: [Center for Advanced Hybrid Materials, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia); Laboratory of Hybrid Nanostructured Materials, NITU MISIS, Leninskii prospect 4, Moscow 119049 (Russian Federation)


    In this study a gradient grain structure was produced by processing rod billets through three roll planetary milling (also known as PSW process). This kind of gradient structure is reported to provide an excellent combination of strength and ductility owing to an ultrafine-grained surface layer and a coarse-grained interior of the billet. Specifically, copper rod samples were subjected to up to six passes of PSW at room temperature. To study the evolution of the microstructure during the deformation, microhardness measurements and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis were performed after one, three and six passes. Additionally, the distributions of the equivalent stress during PSW and the equivalent strain after processing were studied by finite element analysis using the commercial software QFORM. The results showed the efficacy of PSW as a means of imparting a gradient ultrafine-grained structure to copper rods. A good correlation between the simulated equivalent strain distribution and the measured microhardness distribution was demonstrated.

  9. Simulation of two Stands Cold Rolling Mill Process Using a Combination of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms to Avoid the Chatter Phenomenon

    Behzad BahramiNejad; Sayed Ali Mousavi; Mehrdad Dehghani


    Rolling mill Industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Chatter phenomenon is one of the key issues in this industry. Chatter or rolling unwanted vibrations not only has an adverse effect on product quality, but also reduces considerably the efficiency with reduced rolling velocities of rolling lines. This paper is an attempt to simulate the phenomenon of Chatter more accurate than the previous performed simulations. In order to increase the production speed, it needs to ...

  10. Development of Centrifugal Cast High Speed Steel Roll with High Wear Resistance for Pre-Finishing Stands of a Hot Rod-Wire Mill

    JIANG Zhi-qiang; FENG Xi-lan; FU Han-guang; SHA Quan-you


    The present study aims at developing high speed steel ( HSS ) as roll materials to replace traditional roll materials such as the alloy cast iron and powder metallurgical (PM) hard alloy, because lowcost alley cast iron rolls have poor wear resistance and the cost of high-quality PM hard alloy rolls is too high to be accepted by some users. By means of a centrifugal casting method, HSS rolls with excellent wear resistance have been developed. Its hardness is 65 ~ 67HRC, and its variation is smaller than 2HRC ; its impact toughness excels 15J/cm2. Using pre-finishing stands of a high-speed hot wire-rod rolling mill, the wear raze of HSS rolls per one thousand ton of steel is 0. 25mm. However, the manufacturing burden of HSS rolls is obviously lower than that of PM hard alloy rolls; it is only 30% of that of PM hard alloy rolls.

  11. Steel balls forming by cross rolling with upsetting

    Z. Pater


    Full Text Available The paper describes a process of forming four balls with a diameter of 22 mm by means of cross rolling with upsetting. The paper also presents the tool used to form semi-finished balls. Owing to the application of the finite element method (FEM, the course of the rolling process as well as temperature and strain distributions in the obtained balls could be presented. The rolling tests conducted in laboratory conditions at the Lublin University of Technology have proved that the balls produced with the developed rolling method meet the demands for grinding media used in ball mills.

  12. Effect of Stiffness of Rolling Joints on the Dynamic Characteristic of Ball Screw Feed Systems in a Milling Machine

    Dazhong Wang


    Full Text Available Dynamic characteristic of ball screw feed system in a milling machine is studied numerically in this work. In order to avoid the difficulty in determining the stiffness of rolling joints theoretically, a dynamic modeling method for analyzing the feed system is discussed, and a stiffness calculation method of the rolling joints is proposed based on the Hertz contact theory. Taking a 3-axis computer numerical control (CNC milling machine set ermined as a research object, the stiffness of its fixed joint between the column and the body together with the stiffness parameters of the rolling joints is evaluated according to the Takashi Yoshimura method. Then, a finite element (FE model is established for the machine tool. The correctness of the FE model and the stiffness calculation method of the rolling joints are validated by theoretical and experimental modal analysis results of the machine tool’s workbench. Under the two modeling methods of joints incorporating the stiffness parameters and rigid connection, a theoretical modal analysis is conducted for the CNC milling machine. The natural frequencies and modal shapes reveal that the joints’ dynamic characteristic has an important influence on the dynamic performance of a whole machine tool, especially for the case with natural frequency and higher modes.

  13. Aplicação de prensas de rolos em minério de ferro High pressure grinding rolls for iron ore

    Farley Santos Ribeiro


    Full Text Available O Projeto Minas-Rio, de propriedade da Anglo Ferrous Brazil, prevê a utilização de prensa de rolos para cominuição do undersize do peneiramento (-25,4 mm. Esta é uma aplicação que se torna cada dia mais comum, porém relativamente nova em minério de ferro. Foram realizados estudos no Centro de Pesquisa da Krupp/Polysius na Alemanha, com o objetivo de validar a aplicação de prensa de rolos para minério de ferro, de determinar os principais parâmetros usados no dimensionamento e de avaliar o impacto do aumento da umidade da alimentação na capacidade específica e na distribuição granulométrica do produto. Os excelentes resultados obtidos, nos ensaios em escala-piloto, somados aos ganhos financeiros da aquisição e operação, à maior estabilidade do processo diante variações de w i (work index e à distribuição granulométrica da alimentação, contribuíram para aprovar, de forma irrestrita, a aplicação de prensa de rolos para cominuição de minério de ferro no Projeto Minas-Rio.The Minas-Rio Project that is being implemented by Anglo Ferrous Brazil, foresees the use of HPGR (High Pressure Grinding Rolls to grind the undersize from screening at (-25.4 mm. This application is recent for iron ore comminuting. The study described herein, took place at the Krupp/Polysius Research Center, in Germany, aiming to validate the HPGR application for iron ore, as well as to determine the main parameters used in equipment sizing. The study also aimed to assesses the impact of moisture variation on ore feed in respect to specific grinding capacity and product size distribution. The great results obtained from the sample tests that demonstrated more process stability for the work index (w i and granulometric feed distribution variations, together with the possible financial gains from the HPGR implementation, contributed to the unrestricted approval of the HPGR application for iron ore comminuting in the Minas-Rio Project.

  14. An investigation of worn work roll materials used in the finishing stands of the hot strip mill for steel rolling

    Nilsson, Maria; Olsson, Mikael


    The surface failure characteristics of different work roll materials, i.e. high speedsteel, high chromium iron and indefinite chill iron, used in the finishing stands of a hot stripmill have been investigated using stereomicroscopy, three-dimensional optical profilometry, scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The results show that the surface failure mechanisms of work rolls for hot rolling are very complex, involving plastic deformation, abrasive wear, adhesi...

  15. Steel grinding media in production use

    This paper reviews the types of steel being used for grinding rods and balls by the mining industry in U. S. and Canada. Results of a Dec. 1973 grinding media survey of U. S. and Canadian mills are summarized. Common alloying elements (C, Mn, Cr, Mo, Cu, etc.) are discussed. Grinding balls and rods are discussed separately; wear tests using irradiated balls are described. Finally, defects in grinding media are discussed

  16. Genetic based sensorless hybrid intelligent controller for strip loop formation control between inter-stands in hot steel rolling mills.

    Thangavel, S; Palanisamy, V; Duraiswamy, K


    Safe operating environment is essential for all complex industrial processes. The safety issues in steel rolling mill when the hot strip passes through consecutive mill stands have been considered in this paper. Formation of sag in strip is a common problem in the rolling process. The excessive sag can lead to scrap runs and damage to machinery. Conventional controllers for mill actuation system are based on a rolling model. The factors like rise in temperature, aging, wear and tear are not taken into account while designing a conventional controller. Therefore, the conventional controller cannot yield a requisite controlled output. In this paper, a new Genetic-neuro-fuzzy hybrid controller without tension sensor has been proposed to optimize the quantum of excessive sag and reduce it. The performance of the proposed controller has been compared with the performance of fuzzy logic controller, Neuro-fuzzy controller and conventional controller with the help of data collected from the plant. The simulation results depict that the proposed controller has superior performance than the other controllers. PMID:18093589

  17. Evaluation of Health Consequences of Air Pollution Induced by Beam Rolling Mills Factory (Iran

    Rafiei Masoud


    Full Text Available The increases in air pollution over the metropolitan cities are a threat to human health and environment. An attempt has been made to evaluate the health consequences of indoor air pollution induced by Beam Rolling Mills Factory at Ahwaz (Iran. A questionnaire was prepared to obtain information on health of 481 workers, out of which 200 each were selected from exposed and non-exposed category by stratified randomized method. Fisher exact test and chi-square test were used to calculate the values. The study concludes that more than 80% of the workers have high exposure risk to diseases. Analysis of the health impacts reveals that exposed workers are more prone to various diseases as compared to the non-exposed workers. It is also observed that exposure to air pollutants might be the causative factor for various diseases among the smokers but also nonsmoking workers. The analysis also reveals that there is higher relative risk in occupational fatigue and cardio-vascular disease. Further, the study found that percentage of workers having various diseases is much higher in the indoor environment as compared to the outdoor environment

  18. Investigation of the influence of the chemical composition of HSLA steel grades on the microstructure homogeneity during hot rolling in continuous rolling mills using a fast layer model

    Schmidtchen, M.; Rimnac, A.; Warczok, P.; Kozeschnik, E.; Bernhard, C.; Bragin, S.; Kawalla, R.; Linzer, B.


    The newly developed LaySiMS simulation tool provides new insight for inhomogeneous material flow and microstructure evolution in an endless strip production (ESP) plant. A deepened understanding of the influence of inhomogeneities in initial material state, temperature profile and material flow and their impact on the finished product can be reached e.g. by allowing for variable layer thickness distributions in the roll gap. Coupling temperature, deformation work and work hardening/recrystallization phenomena accounts for covering important effects in the roll gap. The underlying concept of the LaySiMS approach will be outlined and new insight gained regarding microstructural evolution, shear and inhomogeneous stress and strain states in the roll gap as well as local residual stresses will be presented. For the case of thin slab casting and direct rolling (TSDR) the interrelation of inhomogeneous initial state, micro structure evolution and dissolution state of micro alloying elements within the roughing section of an ESP line will be discussed. Special emphasis is put on the influence of the local chemical composition arising from direct charging on throughthickness homogeneity of the final product. It is concluded that, due to the specific combination of large reductions in the high reduction mills (HRM) and the highly inhomogeneous inverse temperature profile, the ESP-concept provides great opportunities for homogenizing the microstructure across the strip thickness.


    V. A. Lutsenko


    Full Text Available The quality of output production has increased in the result of new arrangement of finishing train of block construction of rod mill of RUP «BMZ». Additional using in rolled line of reducing-sizing block at production of high- carbon rolled wire enabled to reduce the dispersion of mechanical characteristics, to decrease the depth of decarburized layer.


    Willy Schuwarten Júnior


    Full Text Available A thermomechanical and a microstructure caracterization and a mathematical model of the evolution of the recrystallized volume fraction of ferrite in hot rolling in a Steckel mill have been carried out here. The proposed model is able to reasonably predict the observed in hot rolling, that is, there is 100% recrystallization of ferrite after roughing and partial recrystallization only after finishing


    Willy Schuwarten Júnior; Ronaldo Antônio Neves Marques Barbosa


    A thermomechanical and a microstructure caracterization and a mathematical model of the evolution of the recrystallized volume fraction of ferrite in hot rolling in a Steckel mill have been carried out here. The proposed model is able to reasonably predict the observed in hot rolling, that is, there is 100% recrystallization of ferrite after roughing and partial recrystallization only after finishing

  2. Simulation of two Stands Cold Rolling Mill Process Using a Combination of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms to Avoid the Chatter Phenomenon

    Behzad BahramiNejad


    Full Text Available Rolling mill Industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Chatter phenomenon is one of the key issues in this industry. Chatter or rolling unwanted vibrations not only has an adverse effect on product quality, but also reduces considerably the efficiency with reduced rolling velocities of rolling lines. This paper is an attempt to simulate the phenomenon of Chatter more accurate than the previous performed simulations. In order to increase the production speed, it needs to avoid parameters which effect on the Chatter and varieties with the rolling lines condition. Actual values of these parameters were determined in the archives of the Mobarakeh two stand cold rolling mills and collected on the 210 case study of real chattering. To simulate the experiment, a neural network is trained and weights and bias values of the neural network with genetic optimization algorithm were used to get an optimal neural network which reduces bugs on the test data. So this model is capable to predict speed of Chatter threshold on rolling process of two stand cold rolling mill with the accuracy less than one percent. So it can be used in rolling process with the building intelligent recognition systems to prevent the creator conditions of the chatter frequency range.

  3. Steel strip quality upgrading through optimization of cold rolling schedules in continuous mills

    Garber; E.; Kozhevnikova; I.; Ganichev; P.; Ivoditov; V.; Traino; A.; Kuznetsov; V.


    As a result of research into the cold rolling theory and practice, a complex of mathematical models and model-based process solutions has been elaborated to improve quality of cold rolled steel strips and reduce energy consumption. The use of the above designs made it possible to establish a number of new regularities and employ them for cold rolling practice improvement and cold-rolled strip quality upgrading.

  4. Failure analysis of work rolls of a thin hot strip mill

    Piyas Palit


    Destructive testing (including metallography and chemical analysis was carried out on the failed roll samples in the first case and gross abnormality in microstructure was observed. Some foreign particle/entrapment was observed after dressing of the working surface of roll at 566 mm diameter (initial diameter of roll was 620 mm and scrap diameter was projected to be 540 mm. The chemical composition of the particle was analyzed by a portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF alloy analyzer and it was confirmed that the particle is basically a ferroalloy which was entrapped in the shell of the roll, probably during casting/manufacturing of roll.

  5. Using the eight-roller mill in the purifier-less mill flow.

    Fistes, Aleksandar; Rakić, Dušan


    Double grinding of mill streams without intermediate sieving, i.e. the eight-roller milling system provides opportunities for significant reduction of capital cost compared to conventional wheat flour milling system. In this study the effects of using the eight-roller mill in the purifier-less mill flow were investigated. Middlings from the break system of commercial flour mill, which would be sent to the purification system, were intercepted and employed in the experiments. Milling results obtained with double grinding of middlings were compared with the results obtained by conventional system with intermediate sifting before regrinding of stock. At the same roll gap setting and under the same sieving conditions, the eight-roller system produced less flour compared to the conventional system. Results showed that the most efficient way to increase flour yield in the eight-roller milling system is to increase the upper size limit of flour by increasing the sieve aperture. This is not followed by the deterioration of flour quality as determined by ash content. Increase of the upper size limit of flour particles is followed by the decrease of the flour ash content suggesting that it is possible to implement the eight-roller mills in the purifier-less mill flow. PMID:26139941

  6. Micromill designed for the measurement of the wheat kernel grinding resistance, in the grinding process

    Ioan DANCIU


    Full Text Available In the era of global slowdown and recession, saving energy becomes a ”must have” characteristic of every industrial consumer. In the industrial milling process of the wheat, 60-75 % of the total specific energy consumption is used in the grinding process. The measurement of the grinding resistance of the wheat kernel can estimate the energy consumption in the grinding process and can lead to a diminution of the total energy consumption, in the milling process.

  7. Transverse Crack Modeling of Continuously Casted Slabs through Finite Element Method in Roughing Rolling at Wide Strip Mill

    Pesin, A.; Salganik, V.; Pustovoytov, D.


    In the pipe billet production at the wide strip mills of hot rolling big metal losses are caused by surface defects that affect most parts of the finished strips. The rolling surface defects are referred to the breach of steelmaking technology. Specialists mostly face defects of metal surface such as "scab" and "crack". The only area suffered from these defects is a slab edge. This area has the least surface temperature at the unbending of the continuous-casting machine, and together with deep buckles made by reciprocating motion of the crystallizer it is mostly subjected to transverse cracks that can be up to several millimeters. Each surface defect of the continuously casted slab will further turn into the surface defect of the strip bar. For some grade sets, mostly made of pipe steel grades the amount of strips with these defects can reach up to 60-70%. The area that is mostly prone to these defects is the edge of the strip. The work reveals investigation of the form change peculiarities in the transverse cracks of the continuously casted slab in roughing rolling in the horizontal rollers. The finite element method with software DEFORM 3D V6.1 has been applied in modeling. The work gives a form change mechanism of transverse cracks of slabs in deformation. Further crack growth in rolling is assessed due to Cockroft-Latham criteria.

  8. Catalytic surface modification of roll-milled poly(ε-caprolactone) biaxially stretched to ultra-thin dimension

    A novel roll-milling polymer processing technique along with biaxial stretching was used to fabricate 10 μm thick poly(ε-caprolactone) films. A less invasive collagen surface modification was used, involving a reaction between corona-preactivated membranes and ferrous-containing acrylic acid solution at the low temperature of 42 oC. Successful modified films were characterized by Toluidine Blue O assay and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells also showed both higher proliferation rate and differentiated cobblestone morphology on these collagen-immobilized substrates

  9. Catalytic surface modification of roll-milled poly({epsilon}-caprolactone) biaxially stretched to ultra-thin dimension

    Foo, H.L. [Graduate Programme in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Bionic Materials Technology Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan); Taniguchi, A. [Bionic Materials Technology Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan); Yu, H. [Graduate Programme in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore (Singapore); Okano, T. [Bionic Materials Technology Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan); Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Tokyo Women' s Medical University (Japan); Teoh, S.H. [Graduate Programme in Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore) and Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)]. E-mail:


    A novel roll-milling polymer processing technique along with biaxial stretching was used to fabricate 10 {mu}m thick poly({epsilon}-caprolactone) films. A less invasive collagen surface modification was used, involving a reaction between corona-preactivated membranes and ferrous-containing acrylic acid solution at the low temperature of 42 {sup o}C. Successful modified films were characterized by Toluidine Blue O assay and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells also showed both higher proliferation rate and differentiated cobblestone morphology on these collagen-immobilized substrates.

  10. Assessment of Air Pollution and its Effects on Health of Workers of Steel Re-Rolling Mills in Hyderabad

    Altaf Alam Noonari; Rasool Bux Mahar; Abdul Razaque Sahito


    The SRRMs (Steel Re-Rolling Mills) are being releasing air pollutants in the environment. In order to evaluate their effect on the health of the workers, health and safety issues were analyzed by first measuring the concentrations of SO x (OIxides of Sulphur), NO x (Oxides of Nitrogen), CO (Carbon Monoxide) and O2 (Oxygen) produced in the three SRRMs located in SITE area Hyderabad. The mean concentration of SO x , NO x and CO were in the order of 0.35, 0.280, 6.333 ppm, respectively, whereas ...

  11. 钢坯试样铣磨床总体方案的创新设计%Innovative design for overall Scheme of milling-grinding machine for billet steel sample

    薛会民; 欧阳晶晖


    It expounds the innovative design for overall scheme of the milling-grinding machineAc-cording to the processing requirements of high efficiency and high surface quality for billet test sample,the principle scheme of machine tool was proposed based on combined innovation, which achieves a composite process of milling and grindingJn addition the grinding adopts modern belt grinding.The motion scheme of the machine tool was designed through analyzing movement functionsAs for general structure of the machine tool fixed beam gantry frame structure is adopted based on structural variation.The result indicates that the overall scheme innovation realizes the uniqueness design of the machine tool,which has good performance and can well satisfy the processing requirements of billet steel sample.%阐述了铣磨床总体方案的创新设计,针对钢坯检测试样高效率、高表面质量的加工要求,采用组合创新的方法,提出了在同一机床上实现铣削、磨削复合加工的工艺原理方案,并且机床的磨削加工采用了现代砂带磨削.通过分析机床的各种运动功能,设计了机床的运动方案.对于机床的总体结构布局,采用结构变异的方法,确定其为定梁龙门式框架结构.结果表明,通过总体方案的创新,实现了机床的独特性设计,所设计机床性能优良,很好地满足了钢坯检测试样的加工要求.

  12. Maintenance strategy for tilting table of rolling mill based on reliability considerations

    Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is a new strategic framework for ensuring that any asset continues to perform, as its users want it to perform. RCM is a process used to determine the maintenance requirement of any physical asset in its operating context. RCM process entails asking seven questions about each of the selected assets. It makes use of two documents namely, RCM information worksheet and RCM decision worksheet. RCM decision diagram integrates all the decision processes into a single strategic framework. RCM concept developed by US commercial airlines industry has been successfully implemented by Military, Navy, Nuclear power plants, electric power generation and distribution undertakings and several other sectors. These projects have been carried out in the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland, the United States, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain and Singapore. The fact that people has enthusiastically received RCM at all levels and has enabled users to achieve some remarkable successes in all of these countries, suggests that it can be universally employed. Literature review indicates that RCM approach is not conventionally applied in process industries in India. Presently, predictive maintenance (PDM) approach along with conventional preventive maintenance is used in continuous/process industries. This approach if implemented in totality will increase the production cost to a large degree and make the production uneconomical. Similarly breakdown maintenance (BDM) approach cannot be applied in such industries as each breakdown involves huge costs. RCM approach is a compromise between PDM and BDM approach for optimising the cost and ensuring the availability of machine. The RCM approach has been applied to the tilting table system of rolling mill for the research work reported in this paper. In the present study, preventive maintenance tasks suggested for power transmission subsystem, guiding and transportation subsystem and hydraulic subsystem in

  13. Using Multi-input-layer Wavelet Neural Network to Model Product Quality of Continuous Casting Furnace and Hot Rolling Mill

    HuanqinLi; JieCheng; BaiwuWan


    A new architecture of wavelet neural network with multi-input-layer is proposed and implemented for modeling a class of large-scale industrial processes. Because the processes are very complicated and the number of technological parameters, which determine the final product quality, is quite large, and these parameters do not make actions at the same time but work in different procedures, the conventional feed-forward neural networks cannot model this set of problems efficiently. The network presented in this paper has several input-layers according to the sequence of work procedure in large-scale industrial production processes. The performance of such networks is analyzed and the network is applied to model the steel plate quality of continuous casting furnace and hot rolling mill. Simulation results indicate that the developed methodology is competent and has well prospects to this set of problems.


    Zhang Dazhi; Sun Yikang; Wang Yanping; Cai Hengjun


    In order to make good use of the ability to approach any function of BP (back propagation) network and overcome its local astringency,and also make good use of the overall search ability of GA (genetic algorithms),a proposal to regulate the network's weights using both GA and BP algorithms is suggested.An integrated network system of MGA (mended genetic algorithms) and BP algorithms has been established.The MGA-BP network's functions consist of optimizing GA performance parameters,the network's structural parameters,performance parameters,and regulating the network's weights using both GA and BP algorithms.Rolling forces of 4-stand tandem cold strip mill are predicted by the MGA-BP network,and good results are obtained.

  15. A Web-based Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic System of Rolling Mill


    A web-based condition monitoring and fault diagnosis system (CMAFDS) for the F2 finishing mill of the 2050 Hot Strip Mill was developed at a steel works. The features of the condition monitoring and fault diagnosis system based on the Web are analyzed in this paper. This paper also describes the main frame of the hardware and the software in the system and emphatically points out the function of the database management system(DBMS) based on the Web. It is proved that the web-based CMAFDS is practical in technology and much superior to the CMAFDS based on other network technology in functions.

  16. Simulation of accelerated strip cooling on the hot rolling mill run-out roller table



    Full Text Available A mathematical model of the thermal state of the metal in the run-out roller table continuous wide hot strip mill. The mathematical model takes into account heat generation due to the polymorphic γ → α transformation of supercooled austenite phase state and the influence of the chemical composition of the steel on the physical properties of the metal. The model allows calculation of modes of accelerated cooling strips on run-out roller table continuous wide hot strip mill. Winding temperature calculation error does not exceed 20°C for 98.5 % of strips of low-carbon and low-alloy steels

  17. Nanostructured MgH2 obtained by cold rolling combined with short-time high-energy ball milling

    Ricardo Floriano


    Full Text Available MgH2 was processed by short time high-energy ball milling (BM and cold rolling (CR. A new alternative processing route (CR + BM using the combination of CR followed by short time BM step was also applied. The effects on the final morphology, crystalline structure and H-sorption properties were evaluated. The CR + BM processing (compared to BM and CR process resulted in an inhomogeneous particle size distribution and the biggest crystallite size of MgH2, showing that there is a clear dependence between the size/shape of the particles which compose the starting material and the efficiency of crystallite size reduction during the BM process. On the other hand, we observed that a short BM step improved the kinetic properties of the cold rolled material. It shows that the particle size reduction of MgH2 obtained by CR combined with the increase in specific surface area attained by short BM step could be key factors to allow the use of the CR + BM route.

  18. Nanostructured MgH2 obtained by cold rolling combined with short-time high-energy ball milling

    Ricardo Floriano


    Full Text Available MgH2 was processed by short time high-energy ball milling (BM and cold rolling (CR. A new alternative processing route (CR + BM using the combination of CR followed by short time BM step was also applied. The effects on the final morphology, crystalline structure and H-sorption properties were evaluated. The CR + BM processing (compared to BM and CR process resulted in an inhomogeneous particle size distribution and the biggest crystallite size of MgH2, showing that there is a clear dependence between the size/shape of the particles which compose the starting material and the efficiency of crystallite size reduction during the BM process. On the other hand, we observed that a short BM step improved the kinetic properties of the cold rolled material. It shows that the particle size reduction of MgH2 obtained by CR combined with the increase in specific surface area attained by short BM step could be key factors to allow the use of the CR + BM route.

  19. Lipoid pneumonia caused by oil mist exposure from a steel rolling tandem mill

    Cullen, M.R.; Balmes, J.R.; Robins, J.M.; Smith, G.J.


    Five of nine active tandem mill operators exposed at work to aerosolized hydrocarbon mist were referred for evaluation of respiratory complaints. The worker with the longest exposure had reduced lung volumes; he was admitted to the hospital for detailed study. Exercise studies revealed work load limited by ventilation and arterial oxygen desaturation. Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy revealed evidence of lipoid pneumonia. Assessment of the mill revealed levels of respirable oil mist by personal samplers throughout the area far below the currently accepted standard of 5 mg/M3. These findings confirm a 20-year-old hypothesis of J.G. Jones regarding the hazard of oil mist in this industrial setting.

  20. Comparison between a high chromium steel and a semi HSS grades used as work rolls in the roughing stands of a hot strip mill

    Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline


    Two alloys grades for work rolls used in the roughing stand of Hot Strip Mill (HSM) were compared. The first grade known as High Chromium Steel (HCS) is actually the alloy widely used for such an application, while the second one known as semi-High Speed Steel (semi-HSS) is the new grade developed to improve overall properties of the work roll in the roughing stands of the HSM. In the present work, the new semi-HSS grade is studied starting from 3 chemical compositions closed one to anoth...

  1. Influence of dry grinding in a ball mill on the length of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and their dispersion and percolation behaviour in melt mixed polycarbonate composites

    Krause, Beate; Villmow, Tobias; Boldt, Regine; Mende, Mandy; Petzold, Gudrun; Pötschke, Petra


    Abstract Ball milling of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the dry state is a common way to produce tailored CNT materials for composite applications, especially to adjust nanotube lengths. For NanocylTM NC7000 nanotube material before and after milling for 5 and 10 hours the length distributions were quantified using TEM analysis, showing decreases of the mean length to 54 and 35%, respectively. With increasing ball milling time in addition a decrease of agglomerate size and an increase ...

  2. Oil Film Compensation Control of Hydraulic AGC System in Tandem Cold Rolling Mill%冷连轧机液压AGC系统油膜补偿控制

    孙孟辉; 王益群


    Since the request to the quality of cold rolling sheet strips is higher, the hydraulic AGC ( Automatic Gauge Control) has become the indispensable means which improves the product precision of cold rolling strips. However, to the tandem cold rolling mill which backup roll adopts the oil film bearing, the thickness of oil film changes with different rolling force and rolling velocity, which influences the exit thickness of strips and brings the thickness deviation. Especially for the tandem cold rolling mill, the accumulative deviation of every stand enlarges more the deviation of steel product. The oil film compensation model, which adapted to the practical control, was regressed from the data measured from production locale, aiming at one 5-stand tandem cold rolling mill as object. The control strategy was brought forward, which adapted to the distributed computer control. All of them were applied in the practical rolling process for compensation of changes in thickness of oil film. The experimental result indicates that length of out-toler-ance and value of out-tolerance between head and tail of steel product are reduced notably.%由于对冷轧薄板质量要求的提高,液压AGC已经成为提高冷轧带钢成品精度必不可少的手段.然而对于支撑辊采用油膜轴承的冷连轧机来说,其轴承油膜厚度随着轧制力和轧制速度的变化而变化,这将影响轧件的轧出厚度,造成厚差.尤其对冷连轧机,各机架的累积误差会使成品带的超差更加严重.以某五机架冷连轧机为研究对象,由生产现场实测数据回归出适合于实际控制的油膜补偿模型,提出适合于分布式计算机控制的控制策略,并将其应用于实际轧制过程中对油膜厚度变化进行补偿.实验结果表明:加入油膜补偿控制后,成品带钢厚差带头带尾超差段有较为显著的减少,且超差值也有所降低.

  3. Assessment of Air Pollution and its Effects on Health of Workers of Steel Re-Rolling Mills in Hyderabad

    Altaf Alam Noonari


    Full Text Available The SRRMs (Steel Re-Rolling Mills are being releasing air pollutants in the environment. In order to evaluate their effect on the health of the workers, health and safety issues were analyzed by first measuring the concentrations of SO x (OIxides of Sulphur, NO x (Oxides of Nitrogen, CO (Carbon Monoxide and O2 (Oxygen produced in the three SRRMs located in SITE area Hyderabad. The mean concentration of SO x , NO x and CO were in the order of 0.35, 0.280, 6.333 ppm, respectively, whereas the mean concentration of O 2 was 203.53 thousand ppm. As per results, the concentration ofair pollutants, including SOx and NO x were significantly higher than to the NEQS (National Environmental Quality Standards and NAAQS (National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The concentration ofCO was lower than to the NAAQS, but higher than to the NEQs, while the concentration of O2 was slightly lower than to the standard value. The workers who were exposed to these air pollutants are being suffering from chronic diseases related to breathing and allergies. Moreover, labour staff was lifting heavy loads manually, which causes them to muscular and joint problems. In all the SRRMs under study, the electrical and mechanical equipments were used without any safety. The MSDS were not displayed on the workstations, the housekeeping was inadequate and most of the workers were performing their jobs without personal protective equipment. In addition to these, the other serious issues related to the occupational health and safety were an unhygienic supply of water, higher noise level, placement of explosive cylinders in the open atmosphere and unavailability of the first aid facilities in the Mill premises.


    V. N. Kuvaev


    Full Text Available Analytical investigations of workloads of the RUP «BMZ» mill 320 working stands at rolling of fittings of slugs with section 140´140 mm using the system of minimum tension are carried out. 

  5. Surface finishing and levelling of thermomechanically hardened rolled steel

    The finishing of high-strength merchant shapes from alloy steel was tried out under industrial conditions with the equipment of metallurgical plants. After thermomechanical hardening in the production line of the rolling mill, 30KhGSN2A and 40Kh1NVA steel rounds 32 and 31 mm in diameter were straightened on a two-roller straightening machine designed by the All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Metallurgical Machinery (VNII Metmash). This made possible subsequent turning and grinding of the rods. The conditions of straightening, turning and grinding have been worked so as to obtain thermomechanically strengthened and ground rolled products approximating the gauged and ground metal in shape geometry and surface finish. It is shown that the labour-consuming operation of turning can be eliminated by reducing the machining pass of the rolled product, and this lowers the labour required for the finishing operations by 75%. After grinding with 40- and 25-grain abrasive wheels, high strength rolled shapes were obtained with a diameter of 30-0.20 mm and a surface finish of class 6-5 satisfying the technical specifications. (author)

  6. Pitt Mill Demonstration

    Oder, R.R.; Borzone, L.A.


    Results of a technical and economic evaluation of application of the Pitt Mill to fine coal grinding are presented. The Pitt Mill is a vertically oriented, batch operated, intermediate energy density (0. 025 kW/lb media), stirred ball mill. The mill grinds coal from coarse sizes (typically 3/16 inch or 4 mesh topsize) to the 10 micron to 20 micron mean particle diameter size range in a single step using a shallow grinding bed containing inexpensive, readily available, course grinding media. Size reduction is efficient because of rapid product circulation through the grinding bed caused by action of a novel circulation screw mounted on the agitator shaft. When a dispersant is employed, the grinding can be carried out to 50% to 60% solids concentration. Use of coarse grinding media offers the possibility of enhanced mineral liberation because size reduction is achieved more by impact shattering than by attrition. The batch method offers the possibility of very close control over product particle size distribution without overproduction of fines. A two- phase program was carried out. In the first phase, Grinding Studies, tests were run to determine a suitable configuration of the Pitt Mill. Machine design parameters which were studied included screw configuration, media type, agitator RPM, time, media size, and slurry chamber aspect ratio. During the last part of this phase of the program, tests were carried out to compare the results of grinding Pocahontas seam, Pittsburgh {number sign}8, and East Kentucky Mingo County coals by the Pitt Mill and by a two-stage grinding process employing a Netzsch John mill to feed a high energy density (0.05 kW/Lb media) disc mill. 22 refs., 25 tabs.

  7. Using Variable Perturbation Method to Study the Stability of Torsional Self-Excited Vibration in Main Drive System of Rolling Mill

    Fenglan Wang


    Full Text Available The self-excited vibration of blooming mill is a kind of torsional vibration, which occurs only when the rolling machine slips under appropriate conditions. Once in place, this may cause the larger peak pressure of each component in the main drive system; reduce the service life of the components, cause components′ damage directly. A large number of studies have shown that, at present there are not effective methods for diagnosis, monitoring of slipping and take proper measures in time to stop slipping so as to avoid the occurrence of malignant accidents. In this paper, author set out from another angle, take the main drive system of rolling mill as an example, to study stability of self-excited vibration. The conditions of the stable vibration are gained. By combining with the actual working conditions of blooming mill, author has put forward some effective measures to meet the stable conditions in order to make the blooming mill work in the stable state. Practice research has proved that the effective measures can contribute to reduce structural damage directly caused by the torsional vibration when “slipping” phenomenon occurred and to extend the service life of the components.

  8. 磨削印刷线路板铣刀时的锯齿现象及其消除%The aliasing phenomenon and its elimination during the grinding of PCB milling cutters



    The edge aliasing phenomenon on the cutter used for printed circuit board (PCB) milling often occur during the grinding with diamond wheel. In this paper, the effects of wheel diamond grit size, wheel speed and feed rate on the edge aliasing were studied. The results showed that the quality of cutting edge of milling cutter was improved with the decrease of wheel diamond grit size. The wheel speed and feed rate also had influence on the quality of the cutting edge. The wheel diamond grit size was the most important influencing factor on the cutting edge.%本文针对金刚石砂轮磨削印刷线路板(PCB)铣刀过程中铣刀切削刃产生的锯齿现象进行了分析,研究了砂轮粒度、砂轮转速以及切沟速度对铣刀切削刃锯齿的影响.研究结果表明,随着砂轮粒度的减小,切削刃质量得到提高,砂轮转速和切沟速度对切削刃质量都有影响,其中砂轮粒度对切削刃质量的影响最为重要.

  9. 1150mm可逆冷轧机液压自动控制系统%Automatic Control System of 1 150 mm Reversible Cold Rolling Mill

    王孝科; 张海军; 薛风春


    介绍1 150mm单机架冷轧机自动控制系统的硬件配置、软件配置和传感器配置,说明液压自动控制系统的位置闭环控制原理和压力闭环控制原理,重点阐述厚度控制系统中的前馈AGC、监控AGC、流量AGC和加减速厚度补偿.现场实际应用表明:成品相对厚度精度优于±1%,超差长度大大缩短,满足了实际生产的要求.%Hardware, software and sensor configuration of automatic control system for 1150 nun single stand cold rolling mill were introduced. Principles of position close loop control and rolling force close loop control in automation control system of rolling mill were explained. Feed forward AGC, monitoring AGC, mass flow AGC and gauge compensation during acceleration and deceleration in gauge control system were described in detail. Practical application shows that relative thickness accuracy of products is within ± 1% , the ultra-poor length is shortened greatly and it meets the need of practical production.

  10. The rotary unit of mandrel on vertical ring rolling mill%立式辗环机的芯辊转动装置

    江绍成; 袁汉江


    目前,国内外各种辗环机的芯辊都是由主辗压轮通过被辗的环件而带动旋转的.对普通立式辗环机而言,环坯是立套在芯辊上,主辗压轮的切向摩擦力就必须大于环坯和芯辊及下支承的转动惯量及其他转动阻力,否则主辗压轮不仅不能带转环坯,反而压入环坯外表面形成凹坑,从而使辗环过程无法进行.尤其对内外圆偏心较大的大型环坯,带转更加费力,这也是限制立式辗环机的大型化和环坯重量的重要原因之一.为解决这个问题,设计了结构简单的芯辊转动装置,使芯辊由被动带转变成主动旋转,不仅方便了操作,且为立式辗环机的大型化创造了条件.%Up to now, the mandrels of the ring rolling mill all over the world are rotated passively by the workpiece through the main rolling wheel. For the ordinary vertical mill, the ring blank is sleeved on the mandrel. The friction of the main rolling wheel has to above the rotary inertia and other resistance of ring blank and lower support. Otherwise, the main rolling wheel can't rotate the blank and would damage the surface of the blank, especially for large blank with big inner and outer eccentricity, which is the main reason of restricting the large weight and size of vertical mill. In order to solve the above problem, the mandrel rotary unit with simple structure has been designed, which turns passive rotary into active rotary and creates possibility for the large weight and size of the vertical mill.

  11. Ultra-fine grinding and mechanical activation of mine waste rock using a high-speed stirred mill for mineral carbonation

    Jia-jie Li; Michael Hitch


    CO2 sequestration by mineral carbonation can permanently store CO2 and mitigate climate change. However, the cost and reaction rate of mineral carbonation must be balanced to be viable for industrial applications. In this study, it was attempted to reduce the carbonation costs by using mine waste rock as a feed stock and to enhance the reaction rate using wet mechanical activation as a pre-treatment method. Slurry rheological properties, particle size distribution, specific surface area, crystallinity, and CO2 sequestration reaction efficiency of the initial and mechanically activated mine waste rock and olivine were characterized. The results show that serpentine acts as a catalyst, in-creasing the slurry yield stress, assisting new surface formation, and hindering the size reduction and structure amorphization. Mechanically activated mine waste rock exhibits a higher carbonation conversion than olivine with equal specific milling energy input. The use of a high-speed stirred mill may render the mineral carbonation suitable for mining industrial practice.

  12. AISI/DOE Advanced Process Control Program Vol. 3 of 6: MICROSTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN HOT-STRIP MILLS Part 2 of 2: Constitutive Behavior Modeling of Steels Under Hot-Rolling Conditions; FINAL

    This report describes the development of models for predicting (1) constitutive behaviors and (2) mechanical properties of hot-rolled steels as functions of chemical composition, microstructural features, and processing variables. The study includes the following eight steels: A36, DQSK, HSLA-V, HSLA-Nb, HSLA-50/Ti-Nb, and two interstitial-free (IF) grades. These developed models have been integrated into the Hot-Strip Mill Model (HSMM), which simulates the hot strip rolling mills and predicts the mechanical properties of hot-rolled products. The HSMM model has been developed by the University of British Columbia-Canada as a part of project on the microstructural engineering in hot-strip mills

  13. AISI/DOE Advanced Process Control Program Vol. 3 of 6: MICROSTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN HOT-STRIP MILLS Part 2 of 2: Constitutive Behavior Modeling of Steels Under Hot-Rolling Conditions

    Yi-Wen Cheng; Patrick Purtscher


    This report describes the development of models for predicting (1) constitutive behaviors and (2) mechanical properties of hot-rolled steels as functions of chemical composition, microstructural features, and processing variables. The study includes the following eight steels: A36, DQSK, HSLA-V, HSLA-Nb, HSLA-50/Ti-Nb, and two interstitial-free (IF) grades. These developed models have been integrated into the Hot-Strip Mill Model (HSMM), which simulates the hot strip rolling mills and predicts the mechanical properties of hot-rolled products. The HSMM model has been developed by the University of British Columbia-Canada as a part of project on the microstructural engineering in hot-strip mills.


    Hu Huiqing


    The grinding of two parallel sides of a component is accomplished with the accuracy and higher productivity by passing a blank through the truncated cone shape grinders, which are turned angles. The machine is designated by the name of double disc grinding machine (DDGM). Usually, it is used in the mass production. The relationship between these angles, the accuracy, productivity,allowance and parameters of the machine and technology is explained in detail by math, such as vector analysis, transformation of 3D space coordinates, etc. Therefore, in the aspects of qualitative and quantitative analyses, the grinding potential of DDGM is enormous increased and superior to conventional methods. Furthermore, the theoretical foundation of DDGM grinding design and technology is provided to improve, to expand and to create for future. The established machine design and practical experience of grinding technology will get great benefit by them.

  15. 冷连轧机辊型配置对高强钢板形控制的影响%Effect of Roll Shape Configuration of Cold Continuous Mill on High-strength Strip Profile

    吴彬; 张清东; 张晓峰


    针对薄规格高强钢板形控制困难问题,通过建立有限元模型分析了常规支撑辊+ CVC中间辊、CVC补偿支撑辊+ CVC中间辊及VCL+支撑辊+HVC中间辊3种代表性辊型配置对高强度冷轧板的板形控制能力的影响.与其他2种辊型配置方案相比,VCL+支撑辊+HVC中间辊辊型配置的承载辊缝的凸度调节域较大、横向刚度较高,辊间接触压力较小.实际生产表明,在该辊型配置方案下,高强度带钢的板形控制精度较高,支撑辊磨损得到有效改善.%To the problem of the shape of high-strength sheet difficult to control, the influences of three representative forms of roll profile configuration on high-strength strip shape control in CVC cold continuous rolling mill are compared by FEM model, which are conventional back-up roll + CVC intermediate roll, back-up roll with CVC compensation + CVC intermediate roll, VCL+ back-up roll + HVC intermediate roll. Compared with the other two roll profile configuration, the configuration of VCL+ back-up roll + HVC intermediate roll increases crown adjustment room and lateral stiffness of loaded roll gap, decreases contact pressure between rolls. The production practice shows that the control accuracy of high-strength strip shape and wear of back-up roll are improved by it.

  16. The AGC computer control system of a plate rolling mill%首钢中厚板轧机AGC计算机控制系统

    张殿华; 王君; 李建平; 张其生; 赵胜国; 刘仁辅


    介绍了首钢中厚板轧钢厂3340mm中厚板轧机液压AGC系统工艺参数和计算机系统的硬件配置和传感器配置,给出了轧机弹跳模型和液压缸HCC的控制原理和液压缸的系统频率响应特性,描述了本系统所采用的头部锁定AGC和绝对AGC的控制策略,并对支撑辊偏心补偿、油膜厚度补偿等厚度控制补偿方法进行了说明。%Based on the hydraulic AGC modernization project of the Capital Iron and Steel Company 3340mm plate mill, this paper presents the computers system and sensors configuration. The mill stiff model and mill hydraulic cylinder control (HCC) principle and its frequency response performance are given. The lockup AGC and absolute AGC are discussed. At end of this paper, the backup rolls eccentric compensation and oil film compensation and other compensations are presented.

  17. Estudo de variabilidade e otimização do circuito de moagem SAG da Usina do Sossego Optimization of the Sossego SAG mill grinding circuit

    Maurício Bergerman


    Full Text Available A Mina do Sossego, localizada na região sudeste do Estado do Pará, foi a primeira usina da Vale a operar um moinho SAG para processar minério de cobre e ouro. Nos primeiros três anos de operação, foram estudadas alternativas para aumento de produção, principalmente focadas em aspectos operacionais da moagem SAG. Em seguida, foram realizados estudos visando a identificar o desempenho do circuito em função dos diferentes tipos de minérios alimentados. Uma caracterização completa do minério foi realizada em conjunto com a calibração de modelos matemáticos baseados em amostragens conduzidas no circuito industrial. O simulador foi então usado para prever níveis de produção associados a cada tipo de minério, assim como determinar configurações otimizadas para o circuito. Esse artigo descreve em detalhes os principais aspectos da otimização do circuito, assim como o método para prever a produção em função das características do minério e do circuito.Sossego was the first Vale SAG mill operation to process copper-gold ore. It is located in the State of Para, southeastern Amazon region of Brazil. In the first three years of continuous operation, Vale investigated different alternatives for improving the circuit’s performance by investigating operating conditions, mainly focusing on the SAG mill. It was decided to further assess the performance of the comminution circuit as a function of ore characteristics. A comprehensive ore characterization program was then conducted, together with the calibration of mathematical models on the basis of surveys carried out at the industrial circuit. The simulator was then used to predict the throughput associated to each ore type, as well as to establish the optimized circuit configuration and tailored operating conditions. This paper describes in detail the main aspects of optimizing the industrial circuit performance, as well as the successful method for predicting the production as

  18. Comprehensive modeling approach of axial ultrasonic vibration grinding force

    HE Yu-hui; ZHOU Qun; ZHOU Jian-jie; LANG Xian-jun


    The theoretical model of axial ultrasonic vibration grinding force is built on the basis of a mathematical model of cutting deforming force deduced from the assumptions of thickness of the undeformed debris under Rayleigh distribution and a mathematical model of friction based on the theoretical analysis of relative sliding velocity of abrasive and workpiece. Then, the coefficients of the ultrasonic vibration grinding force model are calculated through analysis of nonlinear regression of the theoretical model by using MATLAB, and the law of influence of grinding depth, workpiece speed, frequency and amplitude of the mill on the grinding force is summarized after applying the model to analyze the ultrasonic grinding force. The result of the above-mentioned law shows that the grinding force decreases as frequency and amplitude increase, while increases as grinding depth and workpiece speed increase; the maximum relative error of prediction and experimental values of the normal grinding force is 11.47% and its average relative error is 5.41%; the maximum relative error of the tangential grinding force is 10.14% and its average relative error is 4.29%. The result of employing regression equation to predict ultrasonic grinding force approximates to the experimental data, therefore the accuracy and reliability of the model is verified.

  19. Planejamento e controle da produção de cilindros para laminação: um estudo de caso quantitativo Production management of rolling mill rolls: a quantitative study case

    Laerte José Fernandes


    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um modelo de otimização-simulação aplicado em um estudo de caso real no setor de cilindros para laminação de uma siderúrgica, buscando melhorar o gerenciamento da área/equipamento gargalo da linha de produção. A simulação atuou em conjunto com um modelo de otimização da programação linear inteira (PLI para melhorar o atendimento de prazo junto aos clientes em uma produção não seriada. Como resultado deste procedimento combinado da PLI e simulação, o processo produtivo foi otimizado e as filas de espera e o lead-time foram reduzidos, melhorando o atendimento aos clientes.This article presents a simulation-optimization model application for a real case study in the rolling mill roll sector of a steel plant. The purpose of this study was to get a better area/equipment bottleneck management in the production line. The simulation was used together with an ILP (Integer Linear Programming optimization model, in order to improve customer service in a made-to-order production. As a result of this ILP and Simulation combined approach, the productive process was optimized and both queues and lead-time were reduced, improving customer service.

  20. Study on strip-flatness feedforward modelof four cold rolling mill%四辊冷轧机板形前馈模型的研究

    郝亮; 邸洪双; 龚殿尧


    The strip-flatness feedforward model with bending force compensation is investigated for four-roll cold rolling mill. With Abaqus finite element software, the parameters of strip-flatness feedforward model were simulated, and the effect of roUing force fluctuation and roUing force on the stripflatness feedforward model was analyzed. The comparison between calculation results and setup parameters shows that both values are consistent.%针对四辊冷连轧轧机,研究了采用工作辊弯辊力补偿的板形前馈模型.用Abaqus有限元软件模拟板形前馈模型参数,分析了轧制力波动量、轧制力对板形前馈模型的影响.对比了板形前馈模型有限元计算值和设定值,对比发现吻合较好.本文对于带材冷轧板形前馈模型参数设定具有重要意义.

  1. Research on Computer Control of Process Optimization Level in Hydraulic AGC System of Cold Rolling Mill%冷带轧机液压AGC系统过程优化级计算机控制

    孙孟辉; 王益群


    冷带轧机的轧制过程是较为复杂的物理过程,因此液压AGC(Automatic Gauge Control)系统对冷带轧机成品带钢的厚度精度起着重要的作用。针对300可逆冷带轧机,进行了过程优化级计算机控制的研究,开发出了液压AGC系统的过程优化级计算机控制系统。液压AGC系统的过程优化级计算机控制,可以实现轧制规程的计算、过程控制级所需设定值的设定、轧制过程数据的采集以及人机界面的显示等功能。同时,进行了轧制试验。%Rolling process of the cold rolling mill is a complicated physical process, so the hydraulic AGC system is very important to the thickness precision of strips of cold rolling mill. In this paper, the computer control of process optimization level was researched, and the computer control system of process optimization level was developed, aiming at 300 reverse cold rolling mill. By the computer control of process optimization level of the hydraulic AGC, it can realize the calculation of rolling schedule, the set of setting value needed by the process control level, the data acquisition of rolling process and the display of human-computer interface. At the same time, the rolling experiment was carried out, and the experiment result implied that it could eliminate the thickness error of strips effectively, adopting the provided computer control's strategy of the process optimization level.

  2. Effects of grinding on certain crystalline structures

    The effects of grinding on certain crystalline substances (ZnO, ZnS, Sb), have been studied using X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. The treatments were carried out using a vibrating mill which involves a higher energy than more conventional equipment such as ball-mills. Various methods have been proposed for determining the width of the intrinsic profile (β). In the case of zinc oxide it has been shown possible to differentiate the respective contributions of the fragmentation effects and of lattice deformation effects to the overall effects of the grinding. For the two types of zinc sulfide (blend and Wurtzite) it has been shown that the blend-wurtzite) transition point is very much decreased, and that the rate of transformation of wurtzite into the stable form (blend) at room temperature is considerably increased by the grinding. In the case of antimony, the method of fragmentation shows the existence of an anisotropy which appears to be connected with easily cleavable planes. These observations show that in the case of grinding carried out with sufficient energy, the accumulation of this energy in the matter through the creation of lattice defects can accelerate the reaction rate or bring about physical transformations. (author)

  3. Effect of wet grinding on structural properties of ball clay

    In this paper, the effect of wet grinding on structural properties of ball clay is undertaken. The wet grinding treatment was performed employing ball and vibro mills for different time spells of 2, 4, 8 and 16 hours. The structural properties were carried out using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The structure of ground samples is found to be simple cubic. The crystallographic parameters are calculated and slight change in lattice constant, inter planner spacing and particle size is observed with grinding treatment. The results are in agreement with the available literature

  4. Effects of concentration of dispersions on particle sizing during production of fine particles in wet grinding process

    Inam, Muhammad Asif; Ouattara, Soualo; Frances, Christine


    Stirred media milling is a prospective technology for producing colloidal dispersions by means of wet grinding process. In the past, many researchers have studied the effects of different operating parameters such as size, shape, nature and quantity of grinding medium, the speed of agitator in grinding chamber, the feed rate of dispersions, etc. in stirred media mills. However, it is still less known how particle sizing which generates valuable information of particle size of the product to i...

  5. Application research of ferrous matrix composites in roller ring used in high-speed wire/bar rolling mill

    Research highlights: → A composite structure roller rings was fabricated by centrifugal casting. → The roller rings consisted of outer WCP/Fe-C composites layer and inner Fe-C alloy matrix. → Hardness attained to HRA80-85 in the composites layer, and HRA73-76 in inner Fe-C alloy matrix where the toughness was over 8 J/cm2. → The wear resistance of the roller rings excelled that of high-speed steel, and approached to that of the WC hard alloy roll. → The production cost of the WCP/Fe-C composites roller ring decreased by 50%. - Abstract: Tungsten carbide particle (WCP) reinforced ferrous matrix composites roller rings were fabricated by centrifugal casting. The microstructures, properties and application effect of the composites roller rings were investigated by SEM, TEM and various property testers. The experimental results show that the WCP were uniformly distributed in outer reinforced-layer (working-layer) of 20-50 mm in thickness and their volume fraction reached 60-80 vol.%; there was a good interface bonding between WCP and Fe-C alloy without any reaction products; hardness attained to HRA80-85 in working-layer, and HRA73-76 in inner ferrous matrix where the toughness was over 8 J/cm2; the wear resistance of the composites roller rings excels that of high-speed steel; service life of the composites parts approached to that of the WC hard alloy roll when the same WCP-volume-fraction in working-layer were obtained for both of them, but the production cost of the WCP/Fe-C composites roller ring decreased by 50%.

  6. Work index and grinding energy assessment of Dilband iron ore Pakistan

    Importance of comminution in mineral processing sector is highly acknowledged from energy perspective. In present study an attempt was made to understand the commuting behavior of Dilband iron ore and to compute the grinding energy requirement for production of ultra fine particles up to mesh of liberation. In this regard standard grind ability tests developed by the Chair of Mineral Processing Leoben Austria was used for calculating work index of Dilband iron ore. The grinding tests were conducted in rod and ball mills. The work index value of two feed size fractions with 80% passing at 3800 macro m and 5200 macro m was noted to be 11.85 kwh/t and 9.3 kwh/ton respectively. Ball mill grinding test indicates that dry grinding in open circuit is not efficient and consumes more energy of 88.48kwh/t of ore for grinding 1000/40 macro to 80% <40 macro m size. (author)

  7. Vertical Short Crack Initiation in Medium Carbon Bainitic Steel Under Mild Tractive Rolling Contact

    DOU Peng; SUO Shuang-fu; BAI Bing-zhe; YANG Zhi-gang; LI You-guo


    To improve the current grinding procedure of the back-up roll of CVC hot rolling mills so that the back-up roll service life can be extended, the crack initiation and propagation behavior of medium carbon bainitie back-up roll steel was investigated, a kind of asperity-scale, surface originated vertical short cracks occurred at 5 × 102 -1 × 104 cycles. Theoretical analysis indicated that the maximum tensile stress occurring at the back edge of the contact of as-perities keeps at above 1 347. 97 MPa, and ratcheting and cyclic plastic deformation take place at such sites within 1 × 104 cycles. The early initiation of the vertical short cracks is caused by the asperity contact. According to the crack initi-ation mechanism, short crack behavior and preventive grinding strategy, steel consumption can be reduced considera-bly by decreasing the surface roughness and removing the asperity influenced surface thin layer at about 70%-80% of the surface distress life.


    Yury Gutsalenko


    Full Text Available The paper generalizes on the one hand theory of kinematic-geometrical simulation of grinding processes by means of tools with working part as binding matrix with abrasive grains located in it in random manner, for example diamond grains, and on the other hand practical performance of combined grinding process, based on introduction of additional energy as electric discharges and called by the organization-developer (Kharkov Polytechnic Institute «diamond-spark grinding» as applied to processing by means of diamond wheel. Implementation of diamond-spark grinding technologies on the basis of developed generalized theoretical approach allows to use the tool with prescribed tool-life, moreover to make the most efficient use of it up to full exhausting of tool-life, determined by diamond-bearing thickness. Development is directed forward computer-aided manufacturing.

  9. Applications of High-Efficiency Abrasive Process with CBN Grinding Wheel

    Yan Zhou; Changhe Li; Yali Hou


    High-efficiency abrasive process with CBN grinding wheel is one of the important techniques of advanced manufacture. Combined with raw and finishing machining, it can attain high material removal rate like turning, milling and planning. The difficult-to-grinding materials can also be ground by means of this method with high performance. In the present paper, development status and latest progresses on high-efficiency abrasive machining technologies with CBN grinding wheel relate to high speed...

  10. 基于MATLAB的轧机液压压下系统仿真分析%Simulation Analysis of Rolling Mill Hydraulic Press Down System Based on MATLAB

    东鑫渊; 魏秀岭


    本文以轧机液压压下控制系统为研究对象,研究其电液位置伺服系统。首先建立电液位置伺服系统数学模型,通过静态计算确定各元件参数和传递函数来拟定系统工作原理方块图。其次运用MATLAB对系统进行动态仿真,分析系统的各个动态品质。%The subjects of study for hydraulic automatic gauge control system in a rolling mill and its electro hydraulic position servo system. Firstly, the mathematical model of electro hydraulic position servo system is established, and the parameters and transfer function of each component are determined by static calculation. Secondly, the dynamic simulation of the system is carried out by using MATLAB, and the dynamic quality of the system is analyzed.

  11. Assessment of air pollution and its effects on the health status of the workers in beam rolling mills factory (Iran National Steel Industrial Group from Ahvaz-Iran

    Rafiei Masoud


    Full Text Available Background: Air pollutants of iron- and steel-making operations have historically been an environmental and health hazard. These pollutants include gaseous substances such as sulfur oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide. The Iran National Steel Industrial Group beam rolling mills factory has two production lines viz. line 630 and line 650, with different beam production capabilities and is capable of producing different types of beams. Materials and Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study on 400 workers in different exposure levels to environmental pollution was performed during 2005 to determine the mean value of respirable particulate matter (RPM concentrations and its effects on the health status of workers. To elicit information regarding the health status of the worker, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health standard questionnaire was used. Fisher′s exact test was performed to assess the relative risk (RR of exposure to air pollution on cardiovascular diseases, chest tightness, cough, difficulty in retention, i.e. loss of memory, tension, occupational fatigue, and occupational stress in exposed workers. Results: There was significant difference in RPM pollution level between two product lines. The RR of exposure to air pollution on cardiovascular diseases, chest tightness, cough, difficulty in retention, i.e. loss of memory, tension, occupational fatigue, and occupational stress in exposed workers were 2.78, 2.44, 2.15, 1.92, 1.57, 3.90, and 2.09, respectively.

  12. Adsorption of single-strand alkylammonium salts on bentonite, surface properties of the modified clay and polymer nanocomposites formation by a two-roll mill

    The adsorption of tallow alkylammonium salts onto bentonite from the Lopburi province in Thailand, and the effect of surface wettability on the formation of polymer-clay nanocomposites are reported. We looked specifically at octadecyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (S18), a popular member of the tallow alkylammonium salt family. The adsorption of S18 onto the bentonite interlayer can be divided into three distinct stages depending upon the initial concentration of S18. These stages are (a) monolayer formation, (b) intermediate state of double layer formation and (c) double layer formation. A decrease in surface energy driven by drops in the values of the polar and dispersive components was observed as the amount of surfactant surface coverage increased. Using thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), the critical surface energy (CSE) of organoclay was found to decrease as the amount of absorbed S18 increased. S18 organoclay with different degrees of surface coverage was used in a two-roll mill to prepare high-density polyetheylene (HDPE)-clay nanocomposites. The oxidized polyethylene wax (OWax) was used as a dispersing agent to promote the delamination of the organoclay platelets. The results from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) indicated a difference in the dispersing capability of the organoclay.

  13. Increasing efficiency of cold rolling of corrosion resistant steel at mismatching roll velocities

    On the example of 12Kh18N10T steel rolling it is shown that 7-10% mismatching roll velocities raise the rolling efficiency, increase productivity and technological abilities of four-high mills at production of cold-rolled sheets. Scheme of the system of roll velocities mismatching control at asymmetrical rolling is presented. The comparative conditions of symmetrical and asymmetrical rolling of 0.8 x 1030 mm sheets from 12Kh18N10T steel are given

  14. Effects of High Pressure ORE Grinding on the Efficiency of Flotation Operations

    Saramak, Daniel; Krawczykowska, Aldona; Młynarczykowska, Anna


    This article discusses issues related to the impact of the high pressure comminution process on the efficiency of the copper ore flotation operations. HPGR technology improves the efficiency of mineral resource enrichment through a better liberation of useful components from waste rock as well as more efficient comminution of the material. Research programme included the run of a laboratory flotation process for HPGR crushing products at different levels of operating pressures and moisture content. The test results showed that products of the high-pressure grinding rolls achieved better recoveries in flotation processes and showed a higher grade of useful components in the flotation concentrate, in comparison to the ball mill products. Upgrading curves have also been marked in the following arrangement: the content of useful component in concentrate the floatation recovery. All upgrading curves for HPGR products had a more favourable course in comparison to the curves of conventionally grinded ore. The results also indicate that various values of flotation recoveries have been obtained depending on the machine operating parameters (i.e. the operating pressure), and selected feed properties (moisture).

  15. A New Method of Manufacturing Small-Diameter Bars and Tubes from Hardly Deformable Steels in Skew Rolling

    Gałkin, A. M.


    Full Text Available The paper discusses the process of hot rolling on skew rolling mills and compares it with other methods of manufacturing rods (shape milling and tubes (pilger rolling. The method and results of calculation of the optimal price of a three-roll skew rolling mill taking into account the benefits for the purchaser and the manufacturer are given.

  16. Photoacoustic study of nanocrystalline silicon produced by mechanical grinding

    Mechanical grinding (MG) was used to produce nanocrystalline silicon and its thermal and transport properties were investigated by photoacoustic absorption spectroscopy (PAS). The experimental results suggest that in as-milled nanocrystalline silicon for 10 h the heat transfer through the crystalline and interfacial components is similar, and after annealed at 470 oC the heat transfer is controlled by crystalline component.

  17. Tensile mechanical behavior and fracture toughness of MWCNT and DWCNT modified vinyl-ester/polyester hybrid nanocomposites produced by 3-roll milling

    This study aims to investigate the tensile mechanical behavior and fracture toughness of vinyl-ester/polyester hybrid nanocomposites containing various types of nanofillers, including multi- and double-walled carbon nanotubes with and without amine functional groups (MWCNTs, DWCNTs, MWCNT-NH2 and DWCNT-NH2). To prepare the resin suspensions, very low contents (0.05, 0.1 and 0.3 wt.%) of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were dispersed within a specially synthesized styrene-free polyester resin, conducting 3-roll milling technique. The collected resin stuff was subsequently blended with vinyl-ester via mechanical stirring to achieve final suspensions prior to polymerization. Nanocomposites containing MWCNTs and MWCNT-NH2 were found to exhibit higher tensile strength and modulus as well as larger fracture toughness and fracture energy compared to neat hybrid polymer. However, incorporation of similar contents of DWCNTs and DWCNT-NH2 into the hybrid resin did not reflect the same improvement in the corresponding mechanical properties. Furthermore, experimentally measured elastic moduli of the nanocomposites containing DWCNTs, DWCNT-NH2, MWCNTs and MWCNT-NH2 were fitted to Halphin-Tsai model. Regardless of amine functional groups or content of carbon nanotubes, MWCNT modified nanocomposites exhibited better agreement between the predicted and the measured elastic moduli values compared to nanocomposites with DWCNTs. Furthermore, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used to reveal dispersion state of the carbon nanotubes within the hybrid polymer and to examine the CNT induced failure modes that occurred under mechanical loading, respectively. Based on the experimental findings obtained, it was emphasized that the types of CNTs and presence of amine functional groups on the surface of CNTs affects substantially the chemical interactions at the interface, thus tuning the ultimate mechanical performance of the resulting nanocomposites.

  18. Nitramine Drying & Fine Grinding Facility

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Nitramine Drying and Fine Grinding Facility provides TACOM-ARDEC with a state-of-the-art facility capable of drying and grinding high explosives (e.g., RDX and...

  19. Knowledge Management for Grinding Technology

    Alabed, Asmaa


    This thesis describes an investigation concerned with development of a grinding knowledge warehouse system (GKWS). Based on a study of previous work on knowledge management and technique for a selection of grinding conditions, the thesis proposes a novel methodology to deal with missing data in surface and cylindrical grinding using Genetic Programming. The GKWS provides a guided tool for users to support the decision-making process to provide suggestions for selecting grinding condition...

  20. Thermal fatigue of high chromium steel rolls

    Valverde Montraveta, Gerard


    Within the master work the phenomenon of appearance of firecracks on the surface of the work rolls that occur during hot rolling of flat products in the case of regular rolling conditions and in the case of the rolling mill stalls was investigated. During hot rolling work rolls are subjected to successive heating and cooling conditions. Their surface is exposed to rapid temperature changes due to the contact with hot rolled material and due to cold water used for rolls cooling. These cyclic h...

  1. Low-Rank Coal Grinding Performance Versus Power Plant Performance

    Rajive Ganguli; Sukumar Bandopadhyay


    The intent of this project was to demonstrate that Alaskan low-rank coal, which is high in volatile content, need not be ground as fine as bituminous coal (typically low in volatile content) for optimum combustion in power plants. The grind or particle size distribution (PSD), which is quantified by percentage of pulverized coal passing 74 microns (200 mesh), affects the pulverizer throughput in power plants. The finer the grind, the lower the throughput. For a power plant to maintain combustion levels, throughput needs to be high. The problem of particle size is compounded for Alaskan coal since it has a low Hardgrove grindability index (HGI); that is, it is difficult to grind. If the thesis of this project is demonstrated, then Alaskan coal need not be ground to the industry standard, thereby alleviating somewhat the low HGI issue (and, hopefully, furthering the salability of Alaskan coal). This project studied the relationship between PSD and power plant efficiency, emissions, and mill power consumption for low-rank high-volatile-content Alaskan coal. The emissions studied were CO, CO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, and Hg (only two tests). The tested PSD range was 42 to 81 percent passing 76 microns. Within the tested range, there was very little correlation between PSD and power plant efficiency, CO, NO{sub x}, and SO{sub 2}. Hg emissions were very low and, therefore, did not allow comparison between grind sizes. Mill power consumption was lower for coarser grinds.

  2. 冷连轧机负荷分配多目标优化计算方法%Multi-objective optimization calculation method of load distribution of cold tandem rolling mill

    金耀辉; 王军生; 宋君; 王奎越; 刘宝权; 吴萌


    Considering the equipment ability,mill production,and product quality,the multi-objective function of load distribution of the cold tandem rolling mill is established according to the rolling force,plate shape screwdown ratio,power,and tension. The constraint optimization problem is conver-ted into the unconstraint optimization problem through introducing a penalty term. This optimization method is composed of two phases.β factor theory is used to solve the nonlinear equations in the ini-tialization phase. And the Nelder-Mead simplex method is used to solve the multi-objective function in the optimization phase. This load distribution calculation method has been successfully applied in the process control system of a 5-stand cold tandem rolling mill,and the control effect is good.%在综合考虑设备能力、轧机产量和产品质量的基础上,建立了基于轧制力、板形、压下率、功率及张力的冷连轧机负荷分配多目标函数。通过引入惩罚项,将约束优化问题转化为无约束优化问题来求解。采用两阶段计算方法,初始阶段采用β因子理论方法求解非线性方程组,优化阶段采用Nelder-Mead单纯形法求解多目标函数。此负荷分配计算方法已成功应用于某五机架冷连轧机组的过程控制系统,效果较好。

  3. Modeling and Simulation for Rolling Mill Oil Film Compensate Based on RBF Neural Network%基于RBF的轧机油膜补偿建模与仿真

    张利红; 梁英波; 李晋


    为了减小热轧机支撑辊动压油膜轴承油膜厚度变化对带钢出口厚度的影响,提高AGC控制精度,建立了基于RBF神经网络的轧机油膜补偿模型;对某2 500 mm单机架热轧中厚板生产线轧机用空压靠法,得到不同轧辊转速和轧制力条件下的轧辊辊缝值,对模型进行训练,并对模型进行仿真.结果表明:基于RBF神经网络的轧机油膜补偿模型能够在线实时地对热轧中厚板生产线油膜厚度变化进行补偿,对改善中厚板带钢的纵向厚差、提高中厚板带钢成材率具有重要意义.%In order to reduce the impact of change of oil film thickness on strip export thickness in dynamic oil film bearing of backup roller and improve the AGC precision,the model of rolling mill oil film compensate was established based on RBF neural network.Using emptypressure methods to a 2 500 mm single-stand hot strip rolling mill,the roller seam values under different roll speed and rolling force were gotten.The model was trained and simulated.The simulation results show that oil film compensate model based on RBF neural network can be used to online real-time compensate oil film thickness changes of hot plate production line.It is important to improve the longitudinal thickness difference of the strip and to increase yield rate of the plate.

  4. High Performance Grinding and Advanced Cutting Tools

    Jackson, Mark J


    High Performance Grinding and Advanced Cutting Tools discusses the fundamentals and advances in high performance grinding processes, and provides a complete overview of newly-developing areas in the field. Topics covered are grinding tool formulation and structure, grinding wheel design and conditioning and applications using high performance grinding wheels. Also included are heat treatment strategies for grinding tools, using grinding tools for high speed applications, laser-based and diamond dressing techniques, high-efficiency deep grinding, VIPER grinding, and new grinding wheels.

  5. The role of abrasion and corrosion in grinding media wear: Annual technical progress report. [Taconite; molybdenite; quartzite

    Moore, J.J.; Iwasaki, I.


    Aim of this research program is to establish the effect of mill size and batch or continuous operation on the role of corrosive and abrasive wear during mineral grinding operations. Grinding ball wear tests are being conducted on the laboratory, pilot plant and industrial scale. This report gives the results of the first year's work of the two year research program and are discussed under the following headings: Wear Tests in an 8-inch Laboratory Mill (Using Three Different Ball Chemistries for Both Taconite and Molybdenite Ore); Wear Tests in a 36-inch Batch Mill (Using High Carbon Low Alloy Steel Balls with Taconite); Mechanisms of Erosive Wear in Taconite Grinding (Using Mild Steel Balls); The Effect of Slurry Rheology on Grinding Media Wear (Using Mild Steel Balls - Quartzite Combination); and Pilot Plant continuous Grinding Tests (Using High Carbon Low Alloy Steel Balls with Taconite Ore).

  6. Grind hardening process

    Salonitis, Konstantinos


    This book presents the grind-hardening process and the main studies published since it was introduced in 1990s.  The modelling of the various aspects of the process, such as the process forces, temperature profile developed, hardness profiles, residual stresses etc. are described in detail. The book is of interest to the research community working with mathematical modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes.

  7. Increasing efficiency of cold rolling of corrosion resistant steel at mismatching roll velocities. [12Kh18N10T steel

    Agishev, L.A.; Grishkov, A.I.; Fisher, A.R.; Frolov, G.I.; Kolesnikov, N.A. (Tsentral' nyj Nauchno-Issledovatel' skij Inst. Chernoj Metallurgii, Moscow (USSR))


    On the example of 12Kh18N10T steel rolling it is shown that 7-10% mismatching roll velocities raise the rolling efficiency, increase productivity and technological abilities of four-high mills at production of cold-rolled sheets. Scheme of the system of roll velocities mismatching control at asymmetrical rolling is presented. The comparative conditions of symmetrical and asymmetrical rolling of 0.8 x 1030 mm sheets from 12Kh18N10T steel are given.

  8. Design of the Soymilk Mill based on TRIZ Theory

    Jiang Fan


    Full Text Available The soymilk mill is an important food machine, but its volume is too large to be suitable for house using. This study first analyzes some problems in the soymilk mill miniaturization. For these problems, the thinking tools, evolutionary tools and contradiction solving tool of TRIZ theory are used to resolve the conflict in the integration of grinding and boiling and in the keep grinding effect, to tackle the optimization problem in the grinding stria structure and mill plate speed, then the Dwarfs method and substance-field analysis model is used in solving the interference and the conditions water supply problems which are encountered in the design of the global structure and a micro soymilk mill is designed. Finally, the mechanical analysis model about soy granules, soymilk particles in the grinding zone and the computational model of motor starting torque are obtained; they provide the reference data for application of soymilk mill.

  9. 周期轧管机轧辊轴受力分析%Analysis on Roll Shaft Stress of Cycle Tube Mill


    Cycle tube mill unit is primary seamless tube mill, which is suitable for tubular billet of heavy caliber and thick wall. The paper was introduced working principle and equipment composition of cycle tube mill, and analyzed process condi-tions, determination and stress of tube mill.%  周期轧管机组是最早的一种无缝管管轧机,它适用于大口径,厚壁的毛管轧制。文章介绍了周期轧管机的工作原理及设备组成,并对轧管机的工艺条件、工艺参数的确定和受力进行了分析。

  10. Large-scale Evaluation of Nickel Aluminide Rolls in a Heat-Treat Furnace at Bethelehem Steel's (Now ISG) Burns Harbor Plate Mill

    Mengel, J.


    At Bethlehem Steel Burns Harbor Plate Division (now ISG Burns Harbor Plate Inc.)'s annealing furnace, new nickel aluminide intermetallic alloy rolls provide greater high-temperature strength and wear resistance compared to the conventional H series cast austenitic alloys currently used in the industry. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Bethlehem (ISG) partnered under a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technology's Emerging Technology Deployment Program to demonstrate and evaluate the nickel aluminide intermetallic alloy rolls as part of an updated energy efficient large commercial annealing furnace system. Many challenges were involved in this project, including developing welding procedures for joining nickel aluminide intermetallic alloys with H-series austenitic alloys, developing commercial cast roll manufacturing specifications, working with several commercial suppliers to produce a quantity of high quality, reproducible nickel aluminide rolls for a large steel industrial annealing furnace, installing and demonstrating the capability of the rolls in this furnace, performing processing trials to evaluate the benefits of new equipment and processes, and documenting the findings. Updated furnace equipment including twenty-five new automated furnace control dampers have been installed replacing older design, less effective units. These dampers, along with upgraded flame-safety control equipment and new AC motors and roll-speed control equipment, are providing improved furnace control and additional energy efficiency. Energy data shows up to a 34% energy reduction from baseline after the installation of upgraded furnace damper controls along with up to a 34% reduction in greenhouse gases, potential for an additional 3 to 6% energy reduction per campaign of light-up and shutdown, and a 46% energy reduction from baseline for limited trials of a combination of improved damper control and straight-through plate processing. The straight

  11. Simulation of type selection for 6-high cold tandem mill based on shape control ability

    PENG Yan; LIU Hong-min; WANG Dong-cheng


    A theoretical method for selecting strip rolling mill type that considered shape control ability was established using the figure alteration range that was worked by the alteration track of vector expressing strip's cross section (crown) to express the shape control ability of rolling mill. With the mathematical models and simulation software that were developed by the authors' own models, four types of mills were aimed, including HCM (6-high middle rolls shift type HC (high crown) -mill), HCMW (6-high middle rolls and work rolls shift type HC-mill), UCM (6-high middle rolls shift type HC-mill with middle roll bender) and UCMW (6-high middle rolls and work rolls shift type HC-mill with middle roll bender), and the shape and crown control ability of every mill type was analyzed and compared. An appropriate arrangement mode of tandem mill was brought forward. The results show that UCMW mill is a perfect choice for controlling shape and crown, and the area of control characteristics curve of UCMW (or UCM) is twice than that of HCM, but UCM mill is also a good choice for its simple frame. In other word, the shape and crown controlling ability of UCMW mill is better than that of UCM mill, but the frame of UCM mill is simpler than that of UCMW mill. As for the final type of mill, should be synthetically decided by thinking over fund and equipment technology.

  12. Justification of the resource-saving during grinding of ingredients for feed production lines in agriculture

    Піскун, Віктор Іванович; Яценко, Юрій Васильович


    This article highlights the experimental research results on the grinders evaluation according to specific energy expenses. The grinders were estimated by combined feed ingredients grinding. ‘Kharkovchanka” type grinder proved to be implemented for corn grinding incorporated to combined feeds. Score mills showed that the specific energy consumption reduced Crushers ”Kharkovchanka” less than a crushing type DZ.3”,”ATDM2R”,”CD-2”,”D-2”.

  13. Three-Dimensional Model for Strip Hot Rolling

    ZHANG Guo-min; XIAO Hong; WANG Chun-hua


    A three-dimensional model for strip hot rolling was developed, in which the plastic deformation of strip, the thermal crown of rolls, roll deflection and flattening were calculated by rigid-plastic finite element method, finite difference method, influential function method and elastic finite element method respectively. The roll wear was taken into consideration. The model can provide detailed information such as rolling pressure distribution, contact pressure distribution between backup rolls and work rolls, deflection and flattening of work rolls, lateral distribution of strip thickness, and lateral distribution of front and back tensions. The finish rolling on a 1 450 mm hot strip mill was simulated.


    A. V. Rusalenko


    Full Text Available The development of technology of the core thermomechanically hardened reinforcing steel of grade А700HW of die-rolled section No 12, 14, 16 production according to requirement of Finnish standards SFST1216 in conditions of small-section mill 320 of RUP «BMZ» is given.

  15. Discussion on mandrel retained speed and circulation process of Assel 3-roll pipe mill%Assel三辊轧管机组芯棒限动速度及循环工艺的探讨



    This paper mainly focuses on the selection of the retained speed and the circulation process of the mandrel in Assel 3-roll pipe mill. The importance of mandrel cooling and lubrication during circulation has been summarized through analysis of the relation between the retained speed and the pre-threading travel, man-drel size and shell length and thickness.%对Assel三辊轧管机组中芯棒的限动速度的选定原则和芯棒循环工艺流程进行了探讨.分析了限动速度与预插入行程、芯棒规格和荒管长度、壁厚的关系,叙述了芯棒循环中冷却与润滑的方法.


    V. A. Lutsenko


    Full Text Available Using of new arrangement of finishing train of block structure with divisibility of deformation and system of inter-block control of the semi-finished rolled products temperature enables to decrease disorder of mechanical properties, to reduce the depth of the decarbonized layer.

  17. Contamination introduced during rock sample powdering. Effects from different mill materials on trace element contamination

    We examined blanks during powdering processes for thirty-three trace elements using ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry). Quartz sand was used as target of powdering with grinding mills of several kinds: an agate hand mill, agate ball mill, Fe hand mill, alumina ceramic hand mill and artificial crystalline quartz hand mill. The results show that the artificial crystalline quartz hand mill is the purest grinder among the analyzed ones. This grinder is suitable for soft rock samples such as limestone. The alumina ceramic hand mill can reduce contamination, except for Cs, W and Pb. The agate hand mill and the agate ball mill introduce contamination whose level is depending on the individual device due to heterogeneity of the natural agate. The Fe hand mill introduces contamination of some si-derophile elements such as Mo and W. The results of this study emphasize careful choice of a grinding mill for sample pulverizing. (author)

  18. Chiral Crystal Growth under Grinding

    Saito, Yukio; Hyuga, Hiroyuki


    To study the establishment of homochirality observed in the crystal growth experiment of chiral molecules from a solution under grinding, we extend the lattice gas model of crystal growth as follows. A lattice site can be occupied by a chiral molecule in R or S form, or can be empty. Molecules form homoclusters by nearest neighbor bonds. They change their chirality if they are isolated monomers in the solution. Grinding is incorporated by cutting and shafling the system randomly. It is shown ...

  19. Effects of Dry-, Wet- and Freeze-grinding Pretreatment Methods on the Physicochemical Properties of Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) Superfine Powders

    Su-Wen Liu; Shuo Guo; Xiao-Yu Xia; Xue-Dong Chang


    The dendritic caps and stipes of maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) were pretreated by dry-, wet-, or freeze-grinding followed by jet milling to produce superfine powders. The effects of the pretreatment grinding conditions on the physicochemical properties of these powders were investigated. Compared to the dry and wet processes, the freeze-grinding pretreatment effectively reduced particle sizes (cap, 6.75 μm; stipe, 5.76 &mum) and produced narrow and uniform particle size distributions. ...


    E.F. Fielding


    Full Text Available Traditionally the grinding process has been a finishing process and the operating parameters and the resuns obtained in this mode are well known. However, wHh the advent of more modern techniques in grinding, there is a need for a greater understanding of the process and in particular a need to be able to predict the forces in grinding. The work reported here is part of an overall programme to study the effects of different dress leads, wheel formulations and metal removal rates on grinding ratios, surlace finish and grinding forces. The work so far has led to the development of empirical relationships based on the various factors in the dressing and grinding operations, these empirical relationships are more easily applied than the relationships developed by other researchers that rely on measurements obtained during testing. The work is now being extended to develop a theoretical derivation on the same principles, the implications of which will be discussed in the paper.

  1. Control of the Processing Parameter of the Raw Meal Grinding System of the MLS 2619 Roll Mill%MLS 2619辊式磨生料粉磨系统工艺参数的控制

    董志强; 段永平; 支俊秉; 文玉柱


    介绍了山西新绛威顿水泥有限责任公司1 000t/d预分解窑生产线采用MLS 2619辊式磨粉磨生料的工艺流程、系统主要设备的技术参数以及设备的使用效果.论述了MLS 2619辊式磨粉磨系统运行中工艺参数变化对生产的影响及其控制手段.

  2. Optimization of Process Variables for Grinding of Ibuprofen using Response Surface Methodology

    Sim, Chol-Ho [Sangji University, Wonju (Korea, Republic of)


    Ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; NSAIDs, is a highly crystalline substance with the pharmaceutical properties of poor solubility and low bioavailability. The size reduction of ibuprofen is needed to improve the solubility. The objective of this study is to optimize the grinding condition of ibuprofen. Grinding of ibuprofen was carried out using a planetary mill. Grinding parameters were optimized using Box-Behnken experimental design method. The physical characteristics of ground ibuprofen were investigated for the particle size by particle size analyzer, for the crystal size by X-ray diffraction (XRD), and for the tensile strength by tensile/compression tester. The optimum conditions for the milling of ibuprofen were 290 rpm of the revolution number of mill, 24.6 g of the weight of sample, and 10minutes of grinding time. The measured value of the particle size of ground ibuprofen at these optimum conditions was 13.5 µm. The results showed that the crystal size of ibuprofen was reduced by the planetary milling process. In case the relative density of the tablets formulated of ground ibuprofen was range of 0.85-0.90, the tensile strength of them was range of 12-14 Kg{sub f}/cm{sup 2}.

  3. Optimization of Process Variables for Grinding of Ibuprofen using Response Surface Methodology

    Ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; NSAIDs, is a highly crystalline substance with the pharmaceutical properties of poor solubility and low bioavailability. The size reduction of ibuprofen is needed to improve the solubility. The objective of this study is to optimize the grinding condition of ibuprofen. Grinding of ibuprofen was carried out using a planetary mill. Grinding parameters were optimized using Box-Behnken experimental design method. The physical characteristics of ground ibuprofen were investigated for the particle size by particle size analyzer, for the crystal size by X-ray diffraction (XRD), and for the tensile strength by tensile/compression tester. The optimum conditions for the milling of ibuprofen were 290 rpm of the revolution number of mill, 24.6 g of the weight of sample, and 10minutes of grinding time. The measured value of the particle size of ground ibuprofen at these optimum conditions was 13.5 µm. The results showed that the crystal size of ibuprofen was reduced by the planetary milling process. In case the relative density of the tablets formulated of ground ibuprofen was range of 0.85-0.90, the tensile strength of them was range of 12-14 Kgf/cm2


    Ethanol has been used as a fuel source in the United States since the early 1900’s and is receiving a renewed and increased interest as an alternative to petroleum. Today most fuel ethanol is produced by the dry grind mill process creating a valuable co-product, namely distillers dried grain with s...

  5. Production of 17-4PH Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel Nozzle for Rolling Mill by Investment Casting%17-4PH沉淀硬化不锈钢轧机导槽的精密铸造

    赵竞翔; 陶小炯; 李桐; 王拓


    轧机导槽是高速线材轧机上的易损部件,采用17-4PH沉淀硬化不锈钢熔模铸造而成.该部件结构复杂、壁厚相差大,易产生缩孔、缩松缺陷;浇口处在热处理时易出现裂纹,制造工艺难度大.根据导槽零件的结构特点,优化模具设计、使用石蜡硬脂酸低温蜡制模,有效防止蜡模的变形,保证了铸件的尺寸精度和表面光洁度;通过浇注系统的优化,解决了导槽铸件的缩孔和热处理过程中的开裂缺陷,批量生产出了合格的导槽铸件.%Nozzle for rolling mill as easily failure parts for high speed wire rod mill was produced with 17-4PH precipitation hardening stainless steel by investment casting. There exists many difficulties in the manufacturing process,and shrinkage porosity (hole) often occurs in the nozzle due to its complicated structure and obvious wall thickness difference. Meanwhile, crack can be easily generated at the runner location after heat treatment. Based on the structure characteristics of the nozzle parts, through optimizing mould design and making wax-pattern with paraffin-stearic acid low-point wax as well as silica sol shell molding, deformation can be effectively avoided, and dimension accuracy and surface roughness can be improved. The shrinkage porosity (hole) and thermal crack can be eliminated by optimizing gating system. Product-volumetric qualified castings were manufactured.


    The report gives results of a study of the volatilization of lubricants used in steel rolling. Data from nine steel mills were used to: define the volatilized portion of lubricants used in rolling; and prepare total oil, grease, and hydraulic material balances for actual and typi...

  7. Developments in precision optical grinding technology

    Fess, Edward; Bechtold, Mike; Wolfs, Frank; Bechtold, Rob


    Optical systems that utilize complex optical geometries such as aspheres and freeform optics require precise control through the manufacturing process. As the preparatory stage for polishing, this is especially true for grinding. The quality of the grinding process can greatly influence the polishing process and the resultant finished product. OptiPro has performed extensive development work in evaluating components of a precision grinding machine to determine how they influence the overall manufacturing process. For example, spindle technology has a strong effect on how a grinding machine will perform. Through metrology techniques that measure the vibration characteristics of a machine and measurements of grinding forces with a dynamometer, OptiPro has also developed a detailed knowledge of how the machine can influence the grinding process. One of the outcomes of this work has led OptiPro to develop an ultrasonic head for their grinding platform to aid in reducing grinding forces. Initial results show a reduction in force by ~50%.

  8. Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching) (For Parents)

    ... Tropical Delight: Melon Smoothie Pregnant? Your Baby's Growth Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching) KidsHealth > For Parents > Bruxism ( ... called bruxism , which is common in kids. About Bruxism Bruxism is the medical term for the grinding ...


    Borsetto, Francesca; Bariani, Paolo

    /lubricants, milling strategies and controls. Moreover the accuracy of tool geometry directly affects the performance of the milling process influencing the dimensional tolerances of the machined part, the surface topography, the chip formation, the cutting forces and the tool-life. The dimensions of certain...... for the manufacturing of miniature parts by micro milling puts further challenges on to the manufacturing process. The whole geometry of the tools cannot be directly downscaled with the tool diameter. Besides the physical limit in the reduction of the cutting edge radius constituted by the grain size of sintered...... carbides the error motion during the grinding wheels do not allow using identical paths for tools having differences in diameter of more than one order of magnitude. Thus grinding paths for micro and mills are simplified in comparison to those for larger tools of similar shape. [1] The aim of the present...

  10. Ultrasonic precision optical grinding technology

    Cahill, Michael J.; Bechtold, Michael J.; Fess, Edward; Wolfs, Frank L.; Bechtold, Rob


    As optical geometries become more precise and complex and a wider range of materials are used, the processes used for manufacturing become more critical. As the preparatory stage for polishing, this is especially true for grinding. Slow processing speeds, accelerated tool wear, and poor surface quality are often detriments in manufacturing glass and hard ceramics. The quality of the ground surface greatly influences the polishing process and the resulting finished product. Through extensive research and development, OptiPro Systems has introduced an ultrasonic assisted grinding technology, OptiSonic, which has numerous advantages over traditional grinding processes. OptiSonic utilizes a custom tool holder designed to produce oscillations in line with the rotating spindle. A newly developed software package called IntelliSonic is integral to this platform. IntelliSonic automatically characterizes the tool and continuously optimizes the output frequency for optimal cutting while in contact with the part. This helps maintain a highly consistent process under changing load conditions for a more accurate surface. Utilizing a wide variety of instruments, test have proven to show a reduction in tool wear and increase in surface quality while allowing processing speeds to be increased. OptiSonic has proven to be an enabling technology to overcome the difficulties seen in grinding of glass and hard optical ceramics. OptiSonic has demonstrated numerous advantages over the standard CNC grinding process. Advantages are evident in reduced tool wear, better surface quality, and reduced cycle times due to increased feed rates. These benefits can be seen over numerous applications within the precision optics industry.



    In the present paer, a thermal study was conducted for the grinding of granite with diamond tools. Three types of grinding-straight surface grinding, deep grinding(circular sawing), and vertical spindle grinding-were studied. Some surface grinding tests were also conducted using a CBN(cubic boron nitride) wheel. Temperature distributions on the workpiece surface were measured using a foil thermocouple and the energy partition to the workpiece was estimated using a temperature matching method. The temperature for CBN surface grinding was found to be much higher than for diamond grinding. Energy partitions to the granite were 30%~36% for CBN surface grinding, 25%~32% for diamond surface grinding, about 53% for vertical spindle grinding, and 5.5%~9% for diamond deep grinding. The low energy partition value in deep grinding also suggested that more of the heat generated by grinding in this case can be conducted to the grinding tool and promote tool wear.


    Halil DEMİR


    Full Text Available The main purpose of grinding is to produce workpiece in required precision and surface finish. It is also used to machine workpiece above 50 Rc. Since the grinding is a finishing process or for a better passage to the following processes better combination of parameters in grinding must be achieved. In grinding process, because of the effect of the friction and subsequent plastic deformation residual stresses and metallurgic damages occurs in finished workpiece surfaces. Much work has been carried out to minimize these damages. In this article, the experimental and theoretical studies towards the improvement of grinding quality are reviewed.

  13. Surface grinding of intermetallic titanium aluminides

    Gröning, Holger Andreas


    A deductive kinematic model of creep-feed and speed-stroke grinding processes is developed to identify possibilities to reduce the energy introduced into the workpiece. By computer tomography analysis and tactile measurements of the grinding wheel the pore volume and the static cutting edge number are determined and included in the model. Based on the kinematic model and the grinding wheel characteristics an analytical evaluation of the specific grinding energy for speed-stroke and creep-feed grinding is carried out. The deducted process design is evaluated in experimental investigations. The

  14. Metal rolling - Asymmetrical rolling process

    Alexa, V.; Raţiu, S.; Kiss, I.


    The development of theory and practice related to the asymmetric longitudinal rolling process is based on the general theory of metalworking by pressure and symmetric rolling theory, to which a large number of scientists brought their contribution. The rolling of metal materials was a serious problem throughout history, either economically or technically, because the plating technologies enabled the consumption of raw materials (scarce and expensive) to be reduced, while improving the mechanical properties. Knowing the force parameters related to asymmetric rolling leads to the optimization of energy and raw material consumption. This paper presents data on symmetric rolling process, in order to comparatively highlight the particularities of the asymmetric process.

  15. Force Characteristics in Continuous Path Controlled Crankpin Grinding

    ZHANG Manchao; YAO Zhenqiang


    Recent research on the grinding force involved in cylindrical plunge grinding has focused mainly on steady-state conditions. Unlike in conventional external cylindrical plunge grinding, the conditions between the grinding wheel and the crankpin change periodically in path controlled grinding because of the eccentricity of the crankpin and the constant rotational speed of the crankshaft. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of various grinding conditions on the characteristics of the grinding force during continuous path controlled grinding. Path controlled plunge grinding is conducted at a constant rotational speed using a cubic boron nitride (CBN) wheel. The grinding force is determined by measuring the torque. The experimental results show that the force and torque vary sinusoidally during dry grinding and load grinding. The variations in the results reveal that the resultant grinding force and torque decrease with higher grinding speeds and increase with higher peripheral speeds of the pin and higher grinding depths. In path controlled grinding, unlike in conventional external cylindrical plunge grinding, the axial grinding force cannot be disregarded. The speeds and speed ratios of the workpiece and wheel are also analyzed, and the analysis results show that up-grinding and down-grinding occur during the grinding process. This paper proposes a method for describing the force behavior under varied process conditions during continuous path controlled grinding, which provides a beneficial reference for describing the material removal mechanism and for optimizing continuous controlled crankpin grinding.

  16. The effects of pf grind quality on coal burnout in a 1 MW combustion test facility

    Richelieu Barranco; Michael Colechin; Michael Cloke; Will Gibb; Edward Lester [University of Nottingham, Nottingham (United Kingdom). School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Nottingham Fuel and Energy Centre


    A study was carried out to determine the effect of pf particle size distribution on coal burnout propensity in a 1 MW pulverised fuel burner. The specific aim of the work was to assess the improvement in combustion performance achievable by retrofitting commercially available high performance static or dynamic classifiers to existing plants. Two coals were used and were selected as representative of extremes in fuel characteristics experienced by coal importing utilities in Europe. Each coal was fired in the unit at a range of grind sizes to determine the overall impact of a variable performance from a mill. The levels of unburnt carbon in the resultant flyashes for the two coals showed significantly different behaviour. For the higher volatile coal, the unburnt carbon was found to be insensitive to grind quality. However, the coarser grinds of the other coal produced significantly lower unburnt carbon than expected when compared with the finest grinds. Generally the results indicate that the installation of improved classification technology, leading to a finer product, will help to lower unburnt carbon levels. Nevertheless, further work will be necessary to establish the levels of diminishing returns for grind size, burnout performance and grind costs. 21 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. Production of grinding wheels with high grinding force ratio and high efficiency for glassy materials

    A new method to produce grinding wheels for glass materials is discussed. The production method maker uses pulsed electric current sintering (PECS). The new grinding wheels were evaluated by influencing factors, such as porosity, grinding forces, grinding pressure, and removal rate. A quick evaluation method of 'reciprocal grinding tests' is developed to estimate grinding ratio. In the reciprocal grinding test, porosity of around 30 % shows the higher grinding force ratio. Apart of cost considerations, to obtain a high grinding ratio with grain size of 12-15 μ m and particle size of cast-iron of 11 μ m, the 30 % grain fraction is better than the 1.5 % and 7.5 % grain fraction. Copyright (2000) AD-TECH - International Foundation for the Advancement of Technology Ltd

  18. Surface grinding characteristics of ferrous metals under high-speed and speed-stroke grinding conditions

    Some ferrous metals have been ground under different conditions with high-speed and speed-stroke in surface grinding operation. The paper describes experimental investigation of grinding forces in grinding some ferrous metals with the application of cutting fluids. Grinding tests have been carried out on mild steel, assab steel and stainless steel with different combinations of down feed and cross feed. The wheel speed was 27 m/sec while the table speed was maintained at the maximum possible 25 m/min. The grindability has been evaluated by measuring the grinding forces, grinding ratio, and surface finish. Grinding forces have been plotted against down feed of the grinding wheel and cross feed of the table. It has been observed that the radial and tangential grinding forces in stainless steel were higher than those in assab steel and mild steel

  19. New Vitrified Bond Diamond Grinding Wheel for Grinding the Cylinder of Polycrystalline Diamond Compacts


    In this work, a kind of new vitrified bond based on Li2O-Al2O3-SiO2 glass ceramics was used to bond the diamond grains, which is made into grinding wheel and the cylindrical grinding process of polycrystalline diamond compacts (PDCs) by using the new vitrified bond diamond grinding wheel was discussed. Several factors which influence the properties of grinding wheel such as amount of vitrified bond and the kinds and amount of stuff in grinding wheel were also investigated. It was found that the new vitrified bond can firmly combine diamond grains, when there are only diamonds and vitrified bond in the structure of grinding wheel, the longevity of the grinding wheel is about 2.5-3 times as that of resin bond grinding wheel for processing PDCs. The grinding size precision of PDCs can be improved from ±0.03 mm to ±0.01 mm because of larger Young's modulus of vitrified bond than resin bond. The grinding time of a PDC product can be 1.75-2.0 min from 3.25-3.5 min, so this kind of grinding wheel can save much time for processing PDCs. Also, there is hardly noise when using this new vitrified bond diamond grinding wheel to process PDCs. The amount of vitrified bond in grinding wheel influences the longevity of grinding wheel. When the size of diamond grains is 90-107 μm, the optimal amount of vitrified bond in grinding wheel is 21% (wt pet). When the amount of vitrified bond exceeds 21%, there are many pores in grinding block, which will decrease the longevity of grinding wheel. The existence of addition stuff such as Al2O3 or SiC can reduce the longevity of grinding wheel.

  20. Spray Rolling Aluminum Strip for Transportation Applications

    Kevin M. McHugh; Y. Lin; Y. Zhou; E. J. Lavernia; J.-P. Delplanque; S. B. Johnson


    Spray rolling is a novel strip casting technology in which molten aluminum alloy is atomized and deposited into the roll gap of mill rolls to produce aluminum strip. A combined experimental/modeling approach has been followed in developing this technology with active participation from industry. The feasibility of this technology has been demonstrated at the laboratory scale and it is currently being scaled-up. This paper provides an overview of the process and compares the microstructure and properties of spray-rolled 2124 aluminum alloy with commercial ingot-processed material

  1. Simulation analysis of grinding wheel motion trajectory on SiC ceramics aspheric surface grinding

    Zhang, Feihu; Liu, Lifei; Li, Chunhui


    In grinding process of SiC ceramics aspheric surface, the motion trajectory of grinding wheel has great influence on the surface forming. The paper provides mathematical models of grinding wheel movements; analytical simulation was done to describe the trajectories of the grinding wheel in manufacturing an aspherical workpiece. The effect of grinding parameters (including the rotation speed of the workpiece, the feed rate of grinding wheel etc.) on the aspheric surface coverage rate was conducted and discussed in detail. An experimental study was done according to the simulation results and an aspheric surface with form error less than 10μm was gained.

  2. Wedge - rolls rolling of hollowed parts

    Z. Pater


    Full Text Available Purpose: Presentation of the possibilities of application of a new manufacturing method, called wedge rollsrolling (WRR in forming of axi – symmetrical hollowed parts.Design/methodology/approach: The research work was done in a specially designed laboratory rolling millLUW-2. During the research, hollowed parts from steel were rolled in hot forming conditions. Basic kinematicaland force parameters of the process were noticed during rolling.Findings: On the basis of the conducted research it was stated that the WRR method could be used for formingof hollowed parts with the precision compared with the precision obtained in the typical cross wedge rollingprocesses (CWR. At the same time, it was proved that this method could be used for rolling from billets withthe wall thinner than the wall given in the CWR.Research limitations/implications: The research were limited to the wedges with spreading angles withinrange of β = (5° ÷ 9°, with the constant values of forming angle α = 30° and relative reduction ratio δ = 1.45.In the future, it is planned to analyse the influence of changes of angle α and relative reduction ratio δ on theWRR process.Practical implications: The conducted research can be used for designing of a new industrial method of metalforming of hollowed parts.Originality/value: The innovation of this solution is based on the application of only one wedge for forming.Because of that, the WRR method is cheaper for implementation than used so far CWR processes. This methodcan be applied mainly in automotive and aviation industries.

  3. ELID supported grinding of thin sapphire wafers

    Makarenko, Igor; Vogt, Christian; Rascher, Rolf; Sperber, Peter; Stirner, Thomas


    Sapphire material is, due to its crystal structure, difficult to machine in an economic way. There is a request for thin, i.e. below 0.2 mm thickness, sub surface damage free wafers to produce sensor elements. ELID -- electrolytic in process dressing -- is an innovative high end grinding technology, using small grain sizes, which enable to manufacture surfaces in a quality that is close to polished. ELID grinding requires exactly aligned machining parameters of the grinding process. To grind sapphire the material's behavior is additionally to be considered. Studies on the necessary oxide layer on the grinding wheel and influences on its build-up process will be presented. The presentation shows the results of comparing grinding experiments on different -- c-plane and r-plane -- sapphire materials. Different tool specifications are used. Infeed and grinding velocity are varied and the results on wear, removal rate and surface quality are shown. The process parameters the stiffness of the machine, the grinding forces and pressure are evaluated. The ELID grinding is compared in its results to conventional grinding steps. The material removal rate on sapphire is relatively small due to the extreme hardness of sapphire. The achieved excellent surface roughness will be discussed.

  4. Determining the Optimal Location for Collocating a Louisiana Sugar Mill and a New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

    Darby, Paul M.; Mark, Tyler B.


    This paper examines the possibility of collocating a cellulosic ethanol processing plant with certain Louisiana sugar mills, chosen based on their strategic locations and cane grinding capacity. The prospective plants are compared based on transportation costs and overall economic performance.

  5. Rolling Stonesi kinokontsert kannab toorest rokiväge / Maris Meiessaar

    Meiessaar, Maris


    Martin Scorsese muusikalisest dokumentaalfilmist "Shine a Light - Valgus peale" (USA-Suurbritannia, 2008), mille keskmes on 2006. a. New Yorgi Beaconi teatris toimunud briti ansambli Rolling Stones kontsert

  6. Technological improvements in wire rod mills

    Lestani, M.


    The paper deals with the latest rolling technologies and hi-tech equipment developed by Danieli-mogardshammar to ensure top performance of modern wire rod mills. In particular, a high reduction sizing mill, a twin module fast finishing block and a high speed cropping shear are presented. (authors)

  7. Influence of suspension stability on wet grinding for production of mineral nanoparticles

    S. Sakthivel; Venkatesan V. Krishnan; Pitchumani


    Grinding behavior of nanoparticles in an attritor mill and the minimum achievable particle size are strongly influenced by the suspension stability. In the present work, suspension stability (i.e. (-potential) of nanoparticles was studied by measuring pH as a function of grinding time in the wet milling process. It was found that after a certain time in an attritor mill, there is no further size reduction and the average product particle size increases monotonically. One of the reasons is that the production of submicron particles leads to more particle-particle interactions and consequently pH of the suspension decreases with grinding time. Usually pH value is related to suspension stability and it can be enhanced by addition of NaOH solution. The maximum negative (-potential of -51.2 mV was obtained at pH of 12 for silica. The higher the (-potential with the same polarity, higher will be the electrostatic repulsion between the particles. Hence, the maximum electrostatic repulsion force was maintained by the adjustment of pH value in wet milling. The experiments were conducted at different pH conditions which were maintained constant throughout the experiments and nanosized particles were obtained consequently.

  8. Rolling Reloaded

    Jones, Simon A.; Nieminen, John M.


    Not so long ago a new observation about rolling motion was described: for a rolling wheel, there is a set of points with instantaneous velocities directed at or away from the centre of the wheel; these points form a circle whose diameter connects the centre of the wheel to the wheel's point of contact with the ground (Sharma 1996 "Eur. J. Phys."…

  9. Investigation of AE Features in Grinding

    This paper presents recent investigation of acoustic emission (AE) behaviours in grinding processes. It demonstrated the acoustic emission features characterized in time and frequency domain are influenced by thermal behaviours of materials. By control laser conditions, the temperature elevation under laser irradiation can be similar to that in a grinding process. Therefore, an innovative concept that grinding process can be monitored by using thermal AE signatures from laser irradiation tests has been proposed. Accordingly, an artificial neural network (ANN), built on laser irradiation tests, was applied to monitor grinding thermal performance. The results showed that grinding performance variation due to wheel wear can be identified by using the ANN. This development could bring great benefits by reducing experimental works in the preparation of an ANN for grinding monitoring.

  10. Effect of ball milling materials and methods on powder processing of Bi2223 superconductors

    Yavuz, M.; Maeda, H.; Vance, L.; Liu, H. K.; Dou, S. X.


    Various milling systems consisting of agate and polypropylene grinding containers, agate and YSZ balls, and dry and wet milling were used in planetary ball-milling and YSZ balls and YSZ container were used in wet and dry attrition milling. The differently milled powders were then evaluated by measurements of particle size, surface area, porosity, size distribution and chemical analysis of the Si, Zr and C contents. The results show that dry milling is much more efficient for particle size reduction in planetary milling than wet milling, whereas wet milling and dry milling gave quite similar results in attrition milling. Meanwhile 0953-2048/11/10/056/img6 contamination was found in powder milled with an agate container with agate balls. Some C contamination from the polypropylene container was detected after milling, but negligible Zr from YSZ balls and C from the grinding carrier (hexane). It was found that after 1 h milling in the planetary mill fracture mechanisms transform from the elastic to the plastic region. Therefore, further milling is not very effective. It was also shown that the Bi2212 phase decomposes into several non-superconducting oxides such as 0953-2048/11/10/056/img7, CuO and a main amorphous phase after extensive dry milling.

  11. High-performance grinding - a review

    Krajnik, Peter; Kopač, Janez


    Presented paper deals with the contemporary aspects of grinding with regards to enhanced productivity and precision demands. High-performance grinding is essential to achieve high dimensional accuracy and surface integrity of ground components at optimum cost efficiency. The objectives of this paper refer to a review of state of the art technology of high-performance grinding at increased wheel speeds with highly efficient abrasives. The review relies on notable academic publications and rece...

  12. Ductile grinding of ultraprecise aspherical optical lenses

    Koenig, Wilfried; Sinhoff, Volker


    The manufacturing of glass lenses has always set exacting requirements on the finishing technique. If, in addition, the design deviates from the conventional geometry of plane and sphere, the standard manufacturing process of rough grinding with cup-wheels and subsequent precision grinding and polishing with reproductive techniques fails. In order to achieve highest form accuracies and surface qualities combined with a flexible surface shape, ductile single- point-grinding meets the requirements for the production of rotationally symmetric aspheres.

  13. Study on the Friction Coefficient in Grinding


    The friction between the abrasive grains and workpi ec e is a crutial factor determining the main grinding output. Few studies have bee n carried out investigating the values of the friction coefficient in grinding, due to the difficulty of direct measurement. In this paper, a mathematical model of the friction coefficient in grinding has been established with the aid of a new grinding parameter C ge, which has close relations to wheel wear rate Z s, metal removal rate Z w, specific energy u and gr...

  14. Changeing of fly ash leachability after grinding

    Lakatos, J.; Szabo, R.; Racz, A.; Banhidi, O.; Mucsi, G.


    Effect of grinding on the reactivity of fly ash used for geopolymer production was tested. Extraction technique using different alkaline and acidic solutions were used for detect the change of the solubility of elements due to the physical and mechano-chemical transformation of minerals in function of grinding time. Both the extraction with alkaline and acidic solution have detected improvement in solubility in function of grinding time. The enhancement in alkaline solution was approx. 100% in case of Si and Al. The acidic medium able to dissolve the fly ash higher manner than the alkaline, therefore the effect of grinding was found less pronounced.

  15. Specific grinding energy and surface roughness of nanoparticle jet minimum quantity lubrication in grinding

    Zhang Dongkun


    Full Text Available Nanoparticles with the anti-wear and friction reducing features were applied as cooling lubricant in the grinding fluid. Dry grinding, flood grinding, minimal quantity of lubrication (MQL, and nanoparticle jet MQL were used in the grinding experiments. The specific grinding energy of dry grinding, flood grinding and MQL were 84, 29.8, 45.5 J/mm3, respectively. The specific grinding energy significantly decreased to 32.7 J/mm3 in nanoparticle MQL. Compared with dry grinding, the surface roughness values of flood grinding, MQL, and nanoparticle jet MQL were significantly reduced with the surface topography profile values reduced by 11%, 2.5%, and 10%, respectively, and the ten point height of microcosmic unflatness values reduced by 1.5%, 0.5%, and 1.3%, respectively. These results verified the satisfactory lubrication effects of nanoparticle MQL. MoS2, carbon nanotube (CNT, and ZrO2 nanoparticles were also added in the grinding fluid of nanoparticle jet MQL to analyze their grinding surface lubrication effects. The specific grinding energy of MoS2 nanoparticle was only 32.7 J/mm3, which was 8.22% and 10.39% lower than those of the other two nanoparticles. Moreover, the surface roughness of workpiece was also smaller with MoS2 nanoparticle, which indicated its remarkable lubrication effects. Furthermore, the role of MoS2 particles in the grinding surface lubrication at different nanoparticle volume concentrations was analyzed. MoS2 volume concentrations of 1%, 2%, and 3% were used. Experimental results revealed that the specific grinding energy and the workpiece surface roughness initially increased and then decreased as MoS2 nanoparticle volume concentration increased. Satisfactory grinding surface lubrication effects were obtained with 2% MoS2 nanoparticle volume concentration.


    Ladaev Nikolay Mikhaylovich


    Centrifugal grinders were used to analyze the grinding process. The experimental data have proven that the probability of destruction of damp samples is a lot higher than the one of dry samples, given the same initial dimensions of particles and the loading intensity. The rise in the probability of destruction is stipulated by the fact that that the grinder speed at which crushing is triggered is lower in case of damp samples than in case of dry ones. Expressions for speed that describes destruction initiation and the probability of destruction depending on the type of materials, the moisture content and the loading intensity have been derived.

  17. Synthesis and characterization of silicon carbide by reaction milling in a dual-drive planetary mill

    The formation of silicon carbide from elemental silicon and graphite powder by reaction milling in a specially designed dual-drive planetary mill is reported. The phase evolutions, particle size distribution, and morphology of particles during milling are studied during a 40-h grinding period. X-ray diffraction study indicates complete conversion of silicon and graphite to silicon carbide. The crystallite size varies from 150 nm from the start to 10 nm after 40 h of milling. The lattice strain increases with milling up to about 20 h when SiC forms and subsequently with the formation of SiC it is reduced. Al-SiC composites are prepared by mixing Al with 40 h milled final SiC powder and sintered in an inert atmosphere. The composites show excellent compatibility between Al and SiC particles, no voids or cracks are present

  18. Improved coal grinding and fuel flow control in thermal power plants

    Niemczyk, Piotr; Bendtsen, Jan Dimon


    A novel controller for coal circulation and pulverized coal flow in a coal mill is proposed. The design is based on optimal control theory for bilinear systems with additional integral action. The states are estimated from the grinding power consumption and the amount of coal accumulated in the...... mill by employing a special variant of a Luenberger observer. The controller uses the rotating classifier to improve the dynamical performance of the overall system. The proposed controller is compared with a PID-type controller with available pulverized coal flow measurements under nominal conditions...... as well as when parameter uncertainties and noise are present. The proposed controller lowers the grinding power consumption while in most cases exhibiting superior performance in comparison with the PID controller....

  19. Thermal Behaviors of Work Roll in Finishing Trains of Hot Rolling


    In order to analyze the thermal field and thermal contour of work roll in finishing trains of hot rolling in rolling process, a quasi two-dimension implicit finite difference model is developed. To improve the calculating speed and precision, some special solutions are introduced, including the development of this model, the simplification of boundary conditions and the computation of heat transfer coefficients. The results show that these solutions of thermal behaviors of work roll are very much efficient and the model can be used as an on-line profile and flatness control model of large industrial mills.

  20. Strip Crown Prediction: Developing a Refined Dynamic Roll-Stack Model for the Hot Rolling Process

    Slaughter, Derek Emerson


    The steel industry has been producing flat plates through the process of hot rolling since the late 1600s. Hot rolling uses a series of rolls to progressively thin a strip of steel to a desired thickness. In deforming the strip, the rolling process causes variations in thickness across the width of the strip. These variations are commonly referred to as crown, which is specifically the difference in thickness between the center and edge of a strip. For most applications steel mill clients req...

  1. A new transducer for local load measurements of friction and roll pressure in cold flat rolling

    Lagergren, J.; Wanheim, Tarras; Precz, W.; Henningsen, Poul; Arentoft, Mogens; Jonsson, N.G.


    The only way to establish the true rolling pressure and the true friction condition in cold rolling is to conduct measurements in the roll bite. A new transducer design is therefore proposed, in order to overcome problems in previous measurements in the past 70 years. The new idea is to increase...... the contact surface of the transducer, to be larger than the arc of contact. This is in contrast to the smaller and smaller contact pin design that has been prevailing. The measurements were conducted during cold dry rolling of both copper strips and stainless steel strips in a pilot mill. The...

  2. Vibration characteristics analysis of a 20-high Sendzimir mill with localized defect on the working roller

    The working roller associating with local defect of the twenty-high roll mill not only significantly affects the mill performance, but also reduces surface quality of the strip steel. In this paper, the roll mill model with local defect on the working roller is established. The dynamic rolling process is simulated using the Finite Element Analysis. Effects of the local defect on the vibration characteristics of the roll mill and the surface quality of the strip steel are presented. The calculated results are validated using experimental data.

  3. Manufacturing processes 2 grinding, honing, lapping

    Klocke, Fritz


    Presents a view of the most common machining and non-machining manufacturing processes. This volume describes the characteristics of abrasive tools, their design and manufacturing, followed by the fundamentals of grinding fluids. It also discusses grinding of different materials (steel, cast iron, hard and brittle materials, nickel and titanium).

  4. Precision grinding process development for brittle materials

    High performance, brittle materials are the materials of choice for many of today's engineering applications. This paper describes three separate precision grinding processes developed at Lawrence Liver-more National Laboratory to machine precision ceramic components. Included in the discussion of the precision processes is a variety of grinding wheel dressing, truing and profiling techniques

  5. Theoretical considerations of machining with grinding wheels

    Andrew Oyakhobo Odior


    Full Text Available Grinding is one of the most versatile methods of removing material from machine parts by the cutting action of the countless hard and sharp abrasive particles of a revolving grinding wheel. It works by forcing the abrasive grains into the surface of the workpiece so that each grain cuts away a small bit of material in the form of chips. Abrasive grinding wheel is an expendable wheel that carries an abrasive compound on its periphery. They are made of small, sharp and very hard natural or synthetic abrasive minerals, bonded together in a matrix to form a wheel. The paper presents a review of some of the characteristics as well as theoretical considerations of operations of abrasive grinding wheel. The relationships among the various grinding parameters; the radial force f, the force on individual grit of grinding wheel F, velocity of grinding wheelg Vg, velocity of work piecew Vw, the wheel diameterg Dg, and the diameter of the work piece Dw were established for given grinding operations.

  6. Model Predictive Control for an Industrial SAG Mill

    Ohan, Valeriu; Steinke, Florian; Metzger, Michael;


    We discuss Model Predictive Control (MPC) based on ARX models and a simple lower order disturbance model. The advantage of this MPC formulation is that it has few tuning parameters and is based on an ARX prediction model that can readily be identied using standard technologies from system...... identication. When applied to MIMO systems we call this controller a MIMO-ARX based MPC. We use an industrial Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill to illustrate the performance of this controller. SAG mills are the primary units in a grinding chain and also the most power consuming units. Therefore, improved...

  7. En route to a multi-model scheme for clinker comminution with chemical grinding aids

    Mishra, R K; Carmona, H A; Wittel, F K; Sawley, M L; Weibel, M; Gallucci, E; Herrmann, H J; Heinz, H; Flatt, R J


    We present a multi-model simulation approach, targeted at understanding the behavior of comminution and the effect of grinding aids (GAs) in industrial cement mills. On the atomistic scale we use Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations with validated force field models to quantify elastic and structural properties, cleavage energies as well as the organic interactions with mineral surfaces. Simulations based on the Discrete Element Method (DEM) are used to integrate the information gained from MD simulations into the clinker particle behavior at larger scales. Computed impact energy distributions from DEM mill simulations can serve as a link between large-scale industrial and laboratory sized mills. They also provide the required input for particle impact fragmentation models. Such a multi-scale, multi-model methodology paves the way for a structured approach to the design of chemical additives aimed at improving mill performance.

  8. Using of fluidized-bed jet mill to a super fine comminution of steel composite

    D. Urbaniak


    Full Text Available In many industries the demand for very fine material increases. In the metallurgical industry, for example, there is increasing use of the production of high density metal elements with the use of metallurgical powder composites. The use of powder composites requires prior their grinding. Unfortunately, the very fine grinding is not an easy process. The using for this purpose fluidized-bed jet mill was proposed in the paper. The attempts of grinding of metallurgical powder were carried out in the fluidized-bed jet mill. After the experiment analyses of particle size distribution of grinding products were performed. The results are presented in graphs. Analyses of the obtained results concluded that the grinding of very fine metallurgical composite is possible and produces positive results.

  9. Optimization of grinding in reverse flotation for bauxite


    The reverse flotation for desiliconization form bauxite is better than direct flotation, and the grinding before flotation affects the flotation indexes to some extend. The grinding dynamic equation of bauxite based on the data of grinding experiment of diasporic bauxite was derived. The calculated value of the equation is identical with the experiment value. Further the grinding dynamic equation of intermediate grain size range suitable for reversal flotation has also been derived. The grinding time required could be calculated when the mass fraction of intermediate size grain is maximum. The formulation of grinding dynamic equation considerably simplified the grinding experiment, optimized the grinding process.

  10. High-speed milling of light metals

    F. Cus


    Full Text Available Purpose: Purpose of this paper: Introduction applicability of high-speed cutting of light metals is presented inthis paper.Design/methodology/approach:HSC is the result of numerous technical advances ensuring that milling hasbecome faster than conventional milling and has gained importance as a cutting process. The advantages ofthe HSC milling are higher productivity owing to the reduction of machining times increase of the flow timeof production, reduction of the number of technological operations, increase of the surface quality and longerservice life of tools. The machining conditions for execution of the HSC (36000min-1 and feeding 20m/minrequire modernly built machine tools to meet those machining conditions.Findings: Continuous development of new materials is more and more dynamical, particularly, in theautomobile, aircraft and electronic industry and in the manufacture of various mechanical parts. Also theachievements in the area of building of machines and tools, ensuring high cutting speeds (highly efficientmachining have contributed to development of the process.Research limitations/implications: High quality of the surfaces, the quality of this so-called HSC milling canbe compared to grinding.Practical implications: High-speed milling of light metals from aluminium and magnesium is more and morefrequently used in practice. This result is high quality of the surface and shorter machining times. In some caseswhen machining by grinding is specified, the latter is omitted.Originality/value: The applicability of high-speed milling has proved to be successful, when aluminum andmagnesium alloying materials are machined.

  11. Delamination of hexagonal boron nitride in a stirred media mill

    A scalable process for delamination of hexagonal boron nitride in an aqueous solution of the non-ionic surfactant TWEEN85 using a stirred media mill is presented. The size of the ZrO2 beads used as grinding media governs the dimensions of the ground boron nitride particles as atomic force microscopic investigations (AFM) reveal: the mean flakes thickness decreases from 3.5 to 1.5 nm and the ratio between mean flake area and mean flake thickness increases from 2,200 to 5,800 nm if the grinding media size is reduced from 0.8 to 0.1 mm. This result shows that a high number of stress events in combination with low stress energy (small grinding media) facilitate delamination of the layered material whereas at high stress energies in combination with a low number of stress events (large grinding media) breakage of the layers dominates over delamination. The results of particle height analyses by AFM show that few-layer structures have been formed by stirred media milling. This result is in agreement with the layer thickness dependence of the delamination energy for hexagonal boron nitride. The concentration of nanoparticles remaining dispersed after centrifugation of the ground suspension increases with grinding time and with decreasing grinding media size. After 5 h of grinding using 0.1 mm ZrO2 grinding media the yield of nanoparticle formation is about 5 wt%. The nanoparticles exhibit the typical Raman peak for hexagonal boron nitride at 1,366 cm−1 showing that the in-plane order in the milled platelets is remained.

  12. Reaction of niobium with hexane and methanol by mechanical grinding

    In mechanical alloying (MA) processing, alcohol, acetone and other organic solvents are often added as dispersants in order that powders will not stick to a vessel. It has been however considered that these organic solvents are simply additives. Enough attention has not been paid to the role or reaction of these dispersants. Recently, it was found that these organic solvents could react with some metals. For example, the authors reported that NbC is obtained by a reaction between Nb and methanol in the preparation of Al3Nb intermetallics by the MA method. Niobium hydrides are obtained by milling of Nb powders in hydrocarbon. In this paper, the authors discuss the reaction between Nb powder and hexane (C6H14) or methanol (CH3OH) during mechanical grinding (MG) processing

  13. Kulturens rolle

    Hasse, Cathrine

    Kulturens rolle. Herunder kulturens betydning for psykologisk teori og forskning set i lyset af den stigende globalisering og væksten i kulturmøder. Der gives eksempler fra hverdagssituationer, den pædagogiske praksis, fra indvandrerforskning, turister men også fra avisernes referater af kulturmø......Kulturens rolle. Herunder kulturens betydning for psykologisk teori og forskning set i lyset af den stigende globalisering og væksten i kulturmøder. Der gives eksempler fra hverdagssituationer, den pædagogiske praksis, fra indvandrerforskning, turister men også fra avisernes referater af...

  14. Effects of finishing rolling temperatures and reduction on the mechanical properties of hot rolled multiphase steel

    LI Zhuang; WU Di


    Effects of finishing rolling temperatures and reduction on the mechanical properties of hot rolled multiphase steel were investigated. Thermo-mechanical control processing (TMCP) was conducted by using a laboratory hot rolling mill, in which three different kinds of finishing rolling temperatures and reduction and various austempering times were applied. The results showed that polygonal ferrite, granular bainite and larger amount of stabilized retained austenite can be obtained by controlled rolling processes, and that the strain-induced transformation to martensite from the retained austenite can occur gradually when the steel is deformed during tensile test. Mechanical properties increase with decreasing finishing rolling temperature and increasing amount of deformation. The most TRIP (transformation induced plasticity) effect, and ultimate tensile strength (UTS), total elongation (TEL) and the product of ultimate tensile strength and total elongation (UTS× TEL) are obtained at 20 min.

  15. Effect of plate asymmetric rolling parameters on the change of the total unit pressure of roll

    A. Kawalek


    Full Text Available This work shows the results of theoretical analysis of asymmetric rolling process of plates in the finishing mill of plate rolling. Its aim was to determine the influence of asymmetry velocity of working rolls on decrease of unit pressure of metal on the rolls. The lower value of the unit pressure will reduce the elastic deflection of the finishing stand and improve the cross-section shape of plate. Three-dimensional simulation of asymmetric hot rolling of S355J2G3 steel plates was done with the aid of FORGE 2008® software. The tensor polynomial interpolation was used for comparing the values of the unit pressure obtaining from symmetric and asymmetric rolling.

  16. Chatter in a transverse grinding process

    Yan, Yao; Xu, Jian; Wiercigroch, Marian


    In transverse grinding, the wheel moves along the workpiece, which induces unique grinding dynamics. To understand these dynamic phenomena, specifically the grinding chatter, a new dynamical model of the process is proposed, in which the wheel position is assumed to be quasi-static since the transverse wheel velocity is small. From the stability and bifurcation analyses of the chatter vibration, it appears that the dynamics of the process is governed by the quasi-static interactions. Moreover, the obtained results also show that the wheel and workpiece chatters are quite different, having continuous and intermittent characters respectively.

  17. Progress in abrasive and grinding technology

    Xu, Xipeng


    The grinding and abrasive processing of materials are machining techniques which use bonded or loose abrasives to remove material from workpieces. Due to the well-known advantages of grinding and abrasive processes, advances in abrasive and grinding technology are always of great import in enhancing both productivity and component quality. In order to highlight the recent progress made in this field, the editor invited 21 world-wide contributions with the aim of gathering together all of the achievements of leading researchers into a single publication. The authors of the 21 invited papers, of

  18. Separation of P Phase and Fe Phase in High Phosphorus Oolitic Iron Ore by Ultrafine Grinding and Gaseous Reduction in a Rotary Furnace

    Gao, Jintao; Guo, Lei; Guo, Zhancheng


    Due to the oolitic structure of the high phosphorus iron ore and the closely wrapping of apatite and hematite phases, an approach using jet mill was utilized to grind the ore to ultrafine 0.01 to 0.001 mm, which realizes the dissociation of apatite phase and hematite phase. Then in a laboratory scale rotary furnace, high phosphorus ores of different sizes were reduced by reducing gas at sub-melting point temperatures (973 to 1173 K [700 to 900 °C]). In the rotating inclined reactor, the ore particles reacted with the reducing gas coming from the opposite direction in a rolling and discrete state, which greatly improved the kinetic conditions. In this study, the reaction rate increases significantly with the decrease of particle size. For the ultrafine high phosphorus iron ores, the metallization ratio can reach 83.91 to 97.32 pct, but only 33.24 to 40.22 pct for powders with the size of 0.13 to 0.15 mm. The reduced particles maintained their original sizes, without the presence of sintering phenomenon or iron whisker. Hence, two kinds of products were easily obtained by magnetic separation: the iron product with 91.42 wt pct of Fe and 0.19 wt pct of P, and the gangue product with 13.77 wt pct of Fe and 2.32 wt pct of P.

  19. The Inlet Engine Valves Grinding Using Different Types of Cutting Fluids and Grinding Wheels

    Silva Eraldo Jannone da


    Full Text Available In this paper an experimental research is presented in which different types of cutting fluids (a cutting oil and three different types of soluble oils and grinding wheels (alumina and vitrified CBN were tested in the inlet engine valves grinding. As evaluation parameters the workpiece residual stress and the grinding wheel wear were analyzed. The cutting fluid and the grinding wheel types adopted resulted in changes in all the parameters, due to the different lubricant abilities among the fluids and due to the differences in the mechanical and thermal properties among the abrasives tested. For grinding this steel, the CBN wheel is the best choice, mainly due to compressive residual stress results obtained for all cutting fluids tested. The cutting oil is the most adequate cutting fluid to be used, due to its higher lubricity and ability in keeping the wheel sharp for longer periods of time, reducing the overall grinding energy and the thermal damage.

  20. Shear-mode grinding force criteria of Zerodur and Pyrex

    Hashimoto, Hiroshi; Imai, Kenichiro


    Experimental grinding of Zerodur and Pyrex demonstrated shear-mode grinding criteria (SM' GFC), which is a repeatable deterministic function of grinding conditions including materials and grinding wheels. Both criteria as with BK7 glass previously reported, are found to be the logarithmic function of removal rate.

  1. Sohio's L-Bar uranium mill

    Sohio Petroleum Company's new L-Bar uranium mill near Grants, New Mexico, refines 2722 kilograms of yellowcake daily from 1360 metric tons of ore produced at Sohio's J.J. No. 1 mine and other nearby mines. This paper follows the ore from the mine through the various processing steps - semi-autogenous grinding, acid leaching, countercurrent decantation, solvent extraction, ammonium diuranate precipitation, washing and drying, and tailings disposal. (author)

  2. Analysis of the cutting fluid influence on the deep grinding process with a CBN grinding wheel

    Ronaldo Yoshinobu Fusse


    Full Text Available The application of cutting fluid in a deep grinding process is becoming more and more important, mainly where the cutting fluids are used as an "external" agent to the grinding conditions. The role of the fluid in grinding operations is in refrigeration of the workpiece, removal of the shavings, lubrication of the grinding zone, and refrigeration and cleaning of the wheel. The efficiency of a cutting fluid will depend mainly of the type of fluid that will be used. In this work, the influences of the type of cutting fluid used in a deep grinding process of the steel VC131 using CBN grinding wheel are analyzed. Three different types of cutting fluids were used: a vegetable emulsion, a synthetic solution and a integral oil. The variables analyzed during and after the grinding process were the grinding force, the superficial roughness, the acoustic emission (EA, the temperature of the piece and the G ratio (relationship between the volume of material removed from the piece and the volume worn off the grinding wheel. The integral oil showed the best performance relative to the following output variables: EA, cutting force and G ratio. The vegetal emulsion was the fluid that best dissipated heat from the cutting region.

  3. Adequacy of matrix experiment in grinding

    Krajnik, Peter; Kopač, Janez


    Over the recent years, grinding technology has considerably increased in termsof performance with regard to its productivity and quality. Grinding represents a complex manufacturing process with numerous parameters that influence the actual technological output. In this paper, adequacy of simple matrix screening experiment is discussed in terms of factor effects determination and their comparison to referential values obtained by industrially validated empirical model. In this way, the purpos...

  4. NiO/Fe2O3湿式行星球磨中的噪声能消耗与效率%Noisy-power dissipation and efficiency in NiO/Fe2O3 wet grinding by planetary ball mill

    姚云; 谢刚; 侯彦青; 李荣兴; 罗伟红; 彭如振; 于站良


    The relationship between the efficiency of NiO/Fe2O3 wet grinding and noisy-power dissipation was studied. The optimal grinding parameters were found as:a slurry water content of 64.10%-85.47%, ball number ratio of 360/20, revolution speed of 300.9 r/min, powder-filling ratio of 10.88%, ball-filling ratio of 20.53%-23.88%, and grinding time of approximately 6 h. The discrete element method (DEM) was employed to analyze relationship between the noisy-power dissipation and the grinding efficiency, and equations describing the relationship were derived. The mean particle size of the ground powder decreased with a decrease in the degree of noisy-power dissipation, while the grinding efficiency and the amount of specific impact power used decreased with an increase in the degree of noisy-power dissipation.%研究NiO/Fe2O3湿式混合与球磨过程中的噪声能消耗、球磨效率及二者之间的关系。结果表明,球磨工艺的最佳工艺参数为:填水率64.10%~85.47%,小/大球个数比360/20,球磨机转速300.9 r/min,填粉率约10.88%,填球率20.53%~23.88%,球磨时间6 h。引入离散元法(DEM)分析球磨过程中噪声能消耗与球磨效率之间的关系,得到噪声能消耗与填球率关系的经验方程。研究表明粉体的平均粒度随着噪声能的消耗而减小,而球磨效率和球碰撞能的利用率则随着噪声能消耗的增加而减小。

  5. The grinding of uranium dioxide from fluidized beds

    This work deals with the UO2 vibratory grinding, the UO2 obtained from fluidized beds. In this study the grinding time has been correlated with surface area, stoichiometry, granulometry and grinded product contamination. The efficiency losses in the grinding of moisten UO2 are outlined. Finally it is made a brief study of the granulate obtained from the grinded UO2 as well as the green pellets resulting from it, taking into consideration the dispersion of its density and height. (Author)

  6. Studying possibilities to improve the functional properties of metallurgical rolls

    Z. Stradomski; A. Pirek; Stachura, S


    Thc paper prcscnts rcsults nT invcst igations and at~thors' opinion on improving functional propcrtics of mciall urgicnl rolls cast fromGZOOCrMoNi 4-9-3 cast wccl. onc nf most oftcn ilscd lor rolls in scction mills. Thcsc mills Icn~urcq uickcr than flat rolls wear or 1001'spass. whar rcquircs morc Crcqocnt rcpcncr;lt ion. 'Thc machining rcquircs n rclat ivcly low hardness, which is cnsurcd hy ~ h pcc arliiic matrixof casr steel strldid. 7 % ~au thors silggcst 10 achicvc thc optimisntion o f t...

  7. Modelling of dynamic contact length in rail grinding process

    Zhi, Shaodan; Li, Jianyong; Zarembski, A. M.


    Rails endure frequent dynamic loads from the passing trains for supporting trains and guiding wheels. The accumulated stress concentrations will cause the plastic deformation of rail towards generating corrugations, contact fatigue cracks and also other defects, resulting in more dangerous status even the derailment risks. So the rail grinding technology has been invented with rotating grinding stones pressed on the rail with defects removal. Such rail grinding works are directed by experiences rather than scientifically guidance, lacking of flexible and scientific operating methods. With grinding control unit holding the grinding stones, the rail grinding process has the characteristics not only the surface grinding but also the running railway vehicles. First of all, it's important to analyze the contact length between the grinding stone and the rail, because the contact length is a critical parameter to measure the grinding capabilities of stones. Moreover, it's needed to build up models of railway vehicle unit bonded with the grinding stone to represent the rail grinding car. Therefore the theoretical model for contact length is developed based on the geometrical analysis. And the calculating models are improved considering the grinding car's dynamic behaviors during the grinding process. Eventually, results are obtained based on the models by taking both the operation parameters and the structure parameters into the calculation, which are suitable for revealing the process of rail grinding by combining the grinding mechanism and the railway vehicle systems.

  8. Development of centrifugal casting high speed steel rolls

    Hanguang Fu; Aimin Zhao; Jiandong Xing


    The present study aims at developing the high speed steel (HSS) as roll materials to replace the traditional roll materials such as the alloy cast iron and powder metallurgical (PM) hard alloy. The HSS roll billet was formed by centrifugal casting, and the billet was rough machined after soften annealing heat treatment, then it was quenched and tempered to get suitable hardness and toughness. After that the HSS roll was finish machined to the final dimension of φ285 mm in the outer diameter, φ160 mm in the inner diameter and 120 mm in width and its surface hardness was tested. Finally the HSS roll was used in high speed wire rod mill. The test results show that a high and homogeneous hardness can obtain on the work surface of HSS rolls, the surface hardness is 63-65HRC and its variation is smaller than 2HRC. The impact toughness of this kind of HSS is about 16 J/cra2. The results of on-line service investigation in high speed wire rod mill indicate that the HSS rolls have excellent wear resistance, the steel rolling quantity per mm of HSS rolls is 3120 t, the service life-span of HSS rolls is 4 times longer than that of high chromium cast iron rolls and it is close to that of the PM hard alloy rolls. The manufacturing burden of HSS rolls is obviously lower than that of the PM hard alloy rolls, it is only 25% of that of the PM hard alloy rolls.

  9. A study on centrifugal casting of high speed steel roll


    High speed steel (HSS) rolls can replace traditional rolls such as alloyed cast iron rolls and powder metallurgical (PM) hard alloy rolls. The main reasons for the replacement are that the wear resistance of low-cost alloyed cast iron rolls is poor and the cost of high-quality PM hard alloy rolls is very high. By means of centrifugal casting, HSS rolls having excellent wear resistance have been manufactured. The hardness of the HSS roll is 65~ 67 HRC, the range of variation is smaller than 2 HRC and its impact toughness is 15 J/cm2. The wear rate of HSS rolls used in the pre-finishing stands of high-speed hot wire-rod rolling mill reaches 2.5 × 10-4 mm per ton steel. Furthermore, the manufacturing cost of HSS rolls is significantly lower than that of PM hard alloy rolls; it is only 30 percent of that of PM hard alloy rolls.


    E. N. Yankevich


    Full Text Available The paper considers determination of the dress roll optimal radius while producing parts having trohoidal profile with the help of grinding method that presupposes application of grinding disk. In this case disk profile has been cut-in by diamond dressing. Two methods for determination of calculation of the dress roll optimal radius have been proposed in the paper. On the basis of the satellite gear of the planetary pin reducer whose profile presents a trochoid it has been shown that the obtained results pertaining to two proposed methods conform with each other.