modernisations & upgrades

Parkegate are specialists in the upgrading and modernisation of all types of rolling mills and process lines.

The upgrading of existing equipment is often a cost effective and viable alternative to new equipment. Based on their wealth of experience in the metals industry, Parkegate offers a flexible approach, working with the client to develop bespoke solutions to meet their specific needs. The service offered ranges from an initial feasibility review of the potential options through to the full design, supply, installation and commissioning of the new or modified equipment.

Upgrading provides the potential for:

  • Increased productivity 
  • Increased quality
  • Change in product range 
    • Higher added value 
    • Wider and / or thinner
    • Alloy changes (harder) 
  • Provide additional equipment 
    • New equipment 
    • Used equipment 
  • Modify process route 
  • Upgrade existing equipment 
    • Equipment modernisation 
    • Replacement of ‘worn’ equipment 
    • Removal of obsolete equipment 
  • Improve maintenance 
  • Reduced operating costs 
  • Increased profitability

Typical Examples:

  • Repowering of main drives 
  • Mill/line widening 
  • Increasing slab/coil size 
  • Modifying thickness range capability 
  • Hydraulic gap control 
  • Addition of profile/shape control 
  • Strip dryness upgrade
  • Faster roll changing
  • Increasing accumulator capacity
  • Conversion to continuous operation
  • Improving process sections
  • Ironing roll upgrade
  • Enhancing mill/line controls & automation
  • Upgrading fluids systems