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Rolling mill train with staggered mills, especially as a tandem rolling installation

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Michael Minnerop, Hans-Jürgen Reismann, Thomas Kosak

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A rolling roll train of the staggered-roll tandem type has a pair of upright stand walls with windows or openings for receiving a multiplicity of pairs of rolls which can be changed as a unit. The fact that unitary walls with traverses between the walls for stabilizing them and where those traverses are located between the roll pairs, enables the spacing between the roll pairs to be substantially reduced by comparison with free-standing individual mill stands for the roll pairs.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

The above and other objects, features, and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description, reference being made to the accompanying drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is an axial longitudinal section along a rolling line through a stand according to the invention, of a staggered rolling mill system; and

FIG. 2 is a plan view of a corresponding portion of the roll mill.

Claims

1. A rolling mill train in which a workpiece traveling along a rolling line is rolled in succession between opposing mill rolls of a succession of pairs thereof, said rolling mill train having at least one mill stand comprising:

2. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising base-plate clamping devices securing bottoms of said walls at each end thereof in said direction.

3. The rolling mill train defined in claim 2, further comprising at least one hydraulic medium network connecting the drive and service sides, respective hydraulic positioners for said pairs of rolls, and at least one hydraulic medium supply fitting for each of said hydraulic positioners and communicating with said hydraulic medium network.

4. The rolling mill train defined in claim 3, further comprising a roll armature common to and located between two of said pairs of rolls.

5. The rolling mill train defined in claim 4 wherein said roll armature is mounted on a beam midway between two successive roll pairs along said rolling line.

6. The rolling mill train defined in claim 5, further comprising an actuator for retracting said wall at said service side away from said rolling line in a retraction direction into a retracted position, and a roll carriage receiving roll pairs removed from said walls and displacing the removed roll pairs in a direction perpendicular to said retraction direction.

7. The rolling mill train defined in claim 6 wherein all of said roll pairs and respective roll armatures are replaceable in said stand as a unit.

8. The rolling mill train defined in claim 7 wherein said unit is transported away from said stand on a single carriage.

9. The rolling mill train defined in claim 8, further comprising a drive for the rolls of said stand including a meshing-wheel transmission in a common housing for said roll pairs.

10. The rolling mill train defined in claim 9 wherein said actuator is a long retraction cylinder on said service side.

11. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising at least one hydraulic medium network connecting the drive and service sides, respective hydraulic positioners for said pairs of rolls, and at least one hydraulic medium supply fitting for each of said hydraulic positioners and communicating with said hydraulic medium network.

12. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising a roll armature common to and located between two of said pairs of rolls.

13. The rolling mill train defined in claim 12 wherein said roll armature is mounted on a beam midway between two successive roll pairs along said rolling line.

14. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising an actuator for retracting said wall at said service side away from said rolling line in a retraction direction into a retracted position, and at least one roll carriage receiving roll pairs removed from said walls and displacing the removed roll pairs in a direction perpendicular to said retraction direction.

15. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising a roll armature common to and located between two of said pairs of rolls, all of said roll pairs and respective roll armatures being replaceable in said stand as a unit.

16. The rolling mill train defined in claim 15 wherein said unit is transported away from said stand on a single carriage.

17. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising a drive for the rolls of said stand including a meshing-wheel transmission in a common housing for said roll pairs.

18. The rolling mill train defined in claim 1, further comprising a long hydraulic cylinder connected to said wall at said service side for retracting said wall at said service side away from said rolling line in a retraction direction into a retracted position, and a roll carriage receiving all of said roll pairs removed from said walls and displacing the removed roll pairs as a unit in a direction perpendicular to said retraction direction.