Symmetrical Mills

Technical Information

The Symmetrical Mill was specifically designed to machine wear plate surfaces on Steel and Alumna Rolling Mill Stands. The mill consists of two X/Y mills, one located in the Operator side and one in the Drive side. The mills are set up parallel to the center line of the mill stand and after machining the Exit side of the Mill stand, the cross bed in each X/Y mill is swung 180 degrees and the entry side machined without the need to reset the X/Y mill position relative to the center line of the Stand.

The time saving is so significant it is possible to halve the time required for machining access to machine all four faces on a four high hot strip mill stand.