Flat Rolling

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Plate is produced by flat rolling—a processing method in pair of parallel rollers is rotated to turn an aluminum ingot, called a slab, into a thinner product, a plate.

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Flat Rolling Process

Fig. Rolling Process

Products and applications that utilize flat rolled aluminum are ubiquitous, including packages, caps, cans, household utensils, roofs, building interiors and exteriors, outer packages, freezing, refrigeration, home electric appliances, aircrafts, subways, and bullet train cars. We have purchased state-of-the-art computerized production equipment for automatic flatness control (AFC), automatic board thickness control (AGC), and other advanced features. Such equipment enables us to respond to increasingly diverse and sophisticated customer needs. By significantly expanding our production range and employing advanced produciton technology, we are striving to improve the quality and precision of aluminum products and ensure their stable supply.

Examples of Flat Rolled Aluminum Products

(Picture) Cans
(Picture) Caps
(Picture)  Foil
(Picture) Rocket
Source: National Space Development Agency of Japan
(Picture) BiW automotive panel
Automobile bodies
(Picture) Airplanes
(Picture) LNG tanker
LNG carriers
(Picture) Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
Bullet trains

Examples of Aluminum Rolling Equipment

Picture of Ingot
Picture of Hotline control room
Hotline control room
Picture of Hot roughing mill
Hot roughing mill
Picture of Automatic crane control system
Automatic crane control system
Picture of Six-stage cold rolling machine
Six-stage cold rolling machine