Aluminium rolling

Expertise in metallurgy, surface treatment and aluminium rolling to take you beyond the competition

We’re a unique resource to help you improve your products, introduce new ones and make your aluminium rolling operation the best it can be.

Identify your biggest opportunities with a process audit

Our experts have worked in aluminium rolling mills all over the world, from large multi-national companies to smaller single-site enterprises. First of all we’ll carry out an audit and benchmark your process against operations with similar equipment and against world-class standards. Then we’ll identify opportunities to improve productivity, yield and product quality and we’ll work with your team to prioritise and implement them.

Aluminium rolling and finishing expertise

If you want to improve your aluminium rolling or finishing operations, there are many ways in which we can help you.

If you have a problem with the surface, metallurgical or dimensional quality of the strip, or with the performance of the process, we can help you solve it and bring about measurable improvements. We can design your spray cooling systems for optimum mill control performance, and also reduce the time and energy consumption of large thermal operations such as preheating and annealing.

There’s also advice on what products to make with your existing equipment, as well as the modifications or investments you’d need to make in order to manufacture the ones currently beyond your equipment’s capabilities.

Practical training and mentoring

Process improvements must be sustainable. To achieve this, everyone involved needs to understand how and why changes are being made. The best way to do this is by hands-on support at the mill and, if we train you on-site, we’ll do just that.

Our Aluminium Rolling Technology Course is the only rolling course specifically for aluminium, and we’ve been running it for over ten years now. It’s held twice a year in Banbury, UK, or we can bring it to your site. The course covers all the key aspects of hot and cold rolling of aluminium flat products, and it includes several practical workshop sessions.

Physically-based process models help you ‘see-inside’ your process

Our Process Improvement team has developed a suite of models which can optimise almost every aspect of your aluminium rolling process. The models provide you with information on variables that cannot easily be measured, such as internal process temperatures. You simply enter various parameters from machine specifications or operating procedures. Effectively, our models allow you to ‘see inside’ your process whilst it’s running.

Our blogs

Why does aluminium rolling mill performance decline?

Maintaining Aluminium Rolling Mill Performance

Avoiding a Decline in Aluminium Rolling Mill Performance

Thickness control in aluminium rolling

Chatter problems on a cold rolling mill

Mill Vibration Phenomena during Cold Rolling

Roll and Strip Chatter Marks; 5th octave chatter

A brief history of metal rolling for sheet and plate products

Flatness measurement challenges

Industry 4.0: where is the revolution? part 1

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