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NEW: The next development stage in the process control of stretch-reducing mills: atrac® smart control

December 04, 2018
<b><i>atrac</b></i>® smart control - the next development stage in the process control of stretch-reducing mills

In rolling mills, we repeatedly come up against the problem that the operator inputs for the parameters for controlling the crop ends and thus also the result depend strongly on the respective operator.


We re-analysed the problem and chose a completely new approach for our system. That's how atrac® smart control originated.


atrac® smart control can work without any operator intervention. In the course of a rolling process, it constantly compares the results obtained with the set rolling parameters and adapts them, if necessary, until the thickened ends are minimal or the mill has reached the physical limits.

Also taken into account is the protection against material tearing and other critical situations in the rolling mill, therefore: "it will be optimised to the limit".


The best results are stored at the end of the rolling lot and will be reused as the starting parameter for comparable production lots in the future. Then the self-regulation will continue.


Therefore, the problems that have occurred in the past will no longer occur.


The enthusiastic reaction of our customer confirms it: atrac® smart control is a great system, it delivers excellent results!


You can find more information in this short description. For further inquiries, we look forward to your contact.


For good seamless tubes: atrac®. Leading, future proof, reasonably priced.



NEW: atrac® MTS - Material Tracking System and Quality Management

October 12, 2018
New solution in the <i>atrac</i>® family: Material Tracking System and Quality Management atrac® MTS

With atrac® MTS you get a better overview of the entire production line, from the furnace to the cooling bed.


To accomplish this, all process data is collected, the rolling material tracked and evaluated via technological process models. Consequently, the entire production line becomes more transparent, and the system automatically notifies of quality-relevant actions. As a result, you achieve higher product quality, safety, and transparency in production.


Learn more about atrac® MTS - download our flyer!


For good seamless tubes: atrac®. Leading, future proof, reasonably priced.



New atrac® SRM:Lite app

August 08, 2018
New atrac® SRM:Lite app

atrac® demonstrably ensures better quality and efficiency in the automated production of seamless tubes.


The goal of the atrac® SRM:Lite app is to further increase the benefits of the atrac® system through flexible access and rapid response.


Useful, secure, and portable - that is the new atrac® SRM:Lite app:

  • gives instant access to current and historical data,
  • enables faster problem identification & shortens decision-making paths,
  • notifies in case of critical errors, such as wall thickness underruns,
  • turns every Android™ device into a mobile atrac® terminal.

Learn more about atrac® SRM:Lite - download our flyer!




Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!

December 20, 2017
Happy Holidays!

Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!



Engels Informatik delivers atrac® to Rohrwerk Maxhütte

September 28, 2017
Logo Rohrwerk Maxhütte

After the first success in Asia, the first atrac® automation system has now started operations in Germany.


Only three months ago, Engels Informatik GmbH received an order from the Bavarian Rohrwerk Maxhütte GmbH for the supply and installation of the automation system atrac® - now the system is already used for production. The advantages of quality and cost of pipe production are achieved.


The high-quality tube manufacturer was convinced by the innovative and low-cost system. Fast delivery and a short commissioning time were the decisive arguments.


The system of the mill manufacturer used until now in the production plant in Sulzbach-Rosenberg has been replaced by the atrac® system in a seamless transition within a few days, without any downtime for the Maxhütte production.


Thanks to the atrac®, the steeped in tradition tube rolling mill will achieve an even better quality of the final product, with optimal utilisation of the raw material and thus will be able to even better maintain its ultimate goal of "seamless quality".


Rohrwerk Maxhütte GmbH belongs to the Max Aicher group of companies, which is wholly-owned by the Aicher family. The company devolops reliable and sustainable solutions since 1952 and reacts to customer requirements in the short term.


Engels Informatik is pleased to be able to enter into a close partnership with the Rohrwerk Maxhütte, which will help to integrate practical insights into steel pipe production into the future system versions.


Engels Informatik GmbH was founded by Thomas Engels in 1995 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The company's strength lies in providing design, implementation, and operation of secure, highly-available systems that are directly incorporated worldwide into customers' production processes.

atrac® is the product of Engels Informatik GmbH.



atrac® - automated stretch-reducing of steel tubes

April 10, 2017
Flyer: atrac® - automated stretch-reducing of steel tubes

Our new flyer "atrac® - automated stretch-reducing of steel tubes" is ready for download!


Among others, the advantages of the atrac® system are:

  • big savings of material due to drastically reduced crop end losses,
  • a much better quality of the end product thanks to the new optimisation technologies as well as
  • a clear and informative operator interface.

Learn more - also about our successful atrac® installation in South Korea - download our flyer!


For good seamless tubes: atrac®. Leading, future proof, reasonably priced.




Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

December 16, 2016
Merry Christmas!

We wish you and your families Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



atrac® has been registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office

June 24, 2016
atrac® has been registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office

We are pleased to announce that at the beginning of June atrac® has been registered as a German trademark with the German Patent and Trademark Office under registry number 30 2016 104 419.



Engels Informatik delivers atrac® to ILJIN Steel

May 17, 2016
Logo ILJIN

ILJIN Steel Corporation of South Korea has honoured Engels Informatik GmbH with a purchase order of the atrac® Automation System.


With the atrac® System ILJIN will be able to produce seamless steel tubes of higher quality as well as to improve utilization of both material and energy.


Experience data collected over the time will be stored in the atrac® Archive System and used to assure the best possible quality of the final products.


ILJIN Steel Corporation is a value-creating manufacturer that specialises in steel pipes.

ILJIN Steel was established in 1982 as the subsidiary of the South Korean Total Solution Provider ILJIN. The company built an integrated seamless tube production line in 2011 and is aiming to become a global blue-chip maker of high-value-added special steel pipes.


Engels Informatik is proud to be able to accompany ILJIN Steel in reaching their goal.


Engels Informatik GmbH was founded by Thomas Engels in 1995 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The company's strength lies in providing design, implementation, and operation of secure, highly-available systems that are directly incorporated worldwide into customers' production processes.

atrac® is the product of Engels Informatik GmbH.



Partnership with DEHUA Handel + Beratung GmbH

May 6, 2015
Logo DEHUA Handel + Beratung GmbH

Aiming at reaching the widest possible group of manufacturers of seamless tubes in the world, Engels Informatik established cooperation with DEHUA Handel + Beratung GmbH of Mönchengladbach, Germany. The goal of this collaboration is the representation of atrac® on the Chinese steel market.


We are looking forward to successfully building a new relationship with DEHUA Handel + Beratung as well as to our future joint projects.


If you are interested in acquiring atrac® for a seamless tube mill in the People Republic of China, .


中国市场请按照下列电子邮件联系: & www.dehua-gmbh.com.



The atrac® modules

April 17, 2015

The technological knowledge and many years of experience of the world's leading experts in the automated production of seamless tubes are provided in the four atrac® modules:


SRM:Expert

SRM:Expert

Roll speeds, pass design, end losses, optimisation, and loads - for defining set-up data with help of expert knowledge.

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SRM:Manager

SRM:Manager

Communication, visualisation, messages, supervising, and monitoring - for managing communication and information.

more...



SRM:Control

SRM:Control

Wall control, end control, adaptations, load control, and fault detection - for dynamically controlling the rolling process.

more...



SRM:Archive

SRM:Archive

Data storage, data analysis, visualisation, browsing, and reports - for storing and evaluating experience data.

more...


 

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