Siemens to Supply Process Automation Technology to Chinese Aluminium Foil Producer

Siemens VAI Metals Technologies has received an order from the Chinese company Shandong Loften Aluminium Foil Industry Co. Ltd. (Loften) to supply six process automation systems for the company's rolling lines. With a volume of four million euros, the project also encompasses equipment for flatness measurement and spray cooling. Operation of the new systems is scheduled to start in 2010. In the last few months, two other Chinese aluminum producers have also ordered process technology from Siemens.

The Siemens systems will be used in the cold rolling mill and on the foil rolling lines of Loften Aluminium. The new process automation system is intended to optimize the production process, improve the quality of the final products and thus increase the plant's productivity. Siroll Air Bearing Shapemeters are to be used for flatness measurement and Siroll ISV Sprays for spray cooling. Siemens is also responsible for installation and commissioning of all the systems. Over 170 Aluminium process automation solutions from Siemens are in use in the aluminum industry all over the world, with around 70 of them in China.

Located in the east Chinese province of Shandong, Shandong Loften Aluminium Foil Industry Co. Ltd. will have an annual production rate of around 100,000 metric tons of high-quality aluminum foil in 2010, for applications in the pharmaceutical industry, the packing industry and private households.

Posted April 1st. 2009

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