Productivity Solutions for the Metals Industry
Raw material and energy costs constitute a huge share in production costs. To stay competitive, steelmakers worldwide face many challenges today: reducing costs and lead time, increasing operational efficiencies coupled with greener methods to produce metals with quality and reliability, while simultaneously complying with stringent environmental regulations. GE’s Power Conversion business can help overcome these challenges by supplying electrical technologies and engineered solutions to meet individual mill requirements and efficiency of the production process.
Iron & Steelmaking
Steelmaking is a complex chain of interdependent processes, with a vast number of parameters which have to be closely controlled. GE addresses these needs by providing and implementing complete and overall electrical and control systems. In all types of steelmaking facilities, our customers benefit from our technical expertise which allows us to guide them to choose the most suited electrical and automation systems.
Hot Rolling Mills
With demands for hot rolled product quality continuously increasing, GE provides complete electrical and automation systems, with ready-made solutions, which allow for the production of modern steel grades. GE’s sophisticated automation solutions, together with GE's broad range of powerful drive systems, provide the capabilities needed to achieve improve results in terms of plant availability and process efficiency.
Cold Rolling Mills
Today’s need for cold-rolled product quality, mill productivity, availability and reliability requires sophisticated automation and control systems. GE has vast experience and understanding of metal-finishing processes. GE solutions cover many cold rolling mill application for carbon steel (sheet, tin plate), special steel, silicon and stainless.
To meet the growing need for steel and satisfy demands for quality, processing line owners must be able to expand capacity, speed up processing, enhance plant productivity and ensure they produce steel with the highest possible quality results. GE works with international mill-builders forming close technical partnerships, becoming familiar with their mechanical designs and delivering electrical solutions that complement the latest technology in mechanical and hydraulic engineering and instrumentation disciplines.
Electrical solutions for crane systems enable increased equipment availability by reducing loading and unloading times. GE’s solutions for handling containers, bulk material, and general cargo offer highly flexible diesel-electric drives with optimized energy consumption, low emissions, and low noise levels.
Bulk Handling Systems
To meet the requirements for reduced loading and unloading times, GE supplies complete electrical systems including fully integrated automation solutions, and a comprehensive range of drives and bulk handling systems. GE is a pioneer in the use of direct drive technology for large, high-torque conveyors using low-speed motors.
Offshore Heavy Lift
With the increasing number of projects for offshore wind farms and platforms, demands for lifting heavy loads under extreme and complex conditions become ever greater. GE provides electrical solutions with reliable and highly efficient crane drive technology, and automation control and management systems including visualization and remote monitoring.