SKF ConRo helps European steel producer drive output and slash costs
The SKF solutionSteel mill operators installed the SKF ConRo system, but equipped units with back-up piping for lubrication due to scepticism about a "fully sealed" and "lubricated for life" roll unit. The SKF ConRo units proved to be 100% reliable and helped restore production to a level of 2.4 million tons.
Additional SKF ConRo units were installed without backup lubrication. Production on the segment reached 3.3 million ton, while planned maintenance stops dropped from once every six weeks to once every ten weeks. Unplanned stops are less frequent as well.