Drive technology

Drive and control technology for the steel and aluminum industry

The steel and aluminum industry places high demands on drive and control technology. We combine the capabilities of modern high-performance computers with decades of industry knowledge on the part of our experts to achieve the best processing and material quality for you with our drive and control technology.


Drive technology for heavy duty

Especially in production plants with large electrical outputs such as those found in the steel and aluminum industry, it is very important to keep an eye on the efficiency of the plant. Drive technology from LUX Automation masters the balancing act between high performance and energy efficiency through optimal combination of proven standard modules and a design of the entire drive train to meet requirements.

Appropriate controls add the finishing touch to the composition of the technological system. All of this depends on a good interaction between hardware and software – and on the expertise of our experienced employees, which connects everything together.

  • Technological controls for roll stands
    • Profile
    • Thickness
    • Degree of skin-passing
  • Drive controls for conveyor systems:
    • Reels
    • Shears
    • Degree of stretching
    • Belt drives

Drive solutions for every application

  • antriebstechnik-konverter

    Converter drive technology

    In converters, scrap is turned into liquid steel. If the tilt drives on the converter require modernization, this involves more than just installing new drives. We take care of all the electrical engineering, from the supply of components to installation and commissioning.

    In cases such as these, we equip the converters with Loher drives, Sinamics S150 frequency converters, 6KV transformers and a SIVACON NSHV. The new system is controlled by a Rockwell GuardLogix L-7x-S.

  • amag-kaltwalzwerk

    Tandem aluminum roll stand

    Roll stands in aluminum production are exposed to heavy loads. Sooner or later it will be necessary to modernize the drive technology and make it more efficient. On a 3-stand tandem aluminum roll stand, we replaced the power converters with Sinamics DCM power converters and substituted the drive control with a Sinamics TDC system. We also upgraded the control and visualization system to the latest state of the art (Simatic S7 and WinCC).

  • modernisierung-20-rollen-walzgeruest

    Modernization 20 roll mill stand

    Modernization of drives in rolling processes in steel and stainless steel processing often lead to considerable energy savings. On a 20-roll mill stand, we replaced the obsolete previous systems with an effective combination of Siemens control technology and ABB drive technology. New ABB DCS800 series converters and Sinamics S120 series drives improved the speed of the entire process train. We renewed the control system and drive control with an S7-400. The LUX-PRODAVIS system provides clear visualization of the processes.

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    Martin Kaun

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    We are looking for qualified and committed colleagues who can manage and deliver complex automation, drive and electrical engineering projects. We also offer internships and opportunities to complete final degree dissertations. We look forward to hearing from you!