Achenbach OPTIMILL® ALUMINIUM strip rolling mills

Achenbach strip rolling mills reliably produce best strip qualities even at maximum rolling speeds, maximum rolling widths and highest coil weights. Designed either as 6-high or 4-high rolling mills they are always tailored to the specific operation purpose. Special applications, e.g. as bright rolling mills, require the 2-high rolling mill design. For each new strip rolling mill or those to be modernized, a holistic approach to perfectly synchronize mechanics, hydraulics, automation and drive technology in their complex interaction is applied.

The outstanding performance is achieved by automation with Achenbach OPTIROLL®.

The Achenbach OPTIPURE® Media Systems for economically and ecologically efficient exhaust air purification, rolling oil filtration and rolling oil rectification complement the machinery for an optimum rolling process.

The cloud-based platform Achenbach OPTILINK® opens the way to the overall system networking of the various value creation stages and therefore to the optimization of the entire production process.

Typical Performances

  • Strip widths: 2,500 mm
  • Final rolled thicknesses: 0.15 mm
  • Rolling speeds: 1,800 m/min
  • Coil weights: 32,000 kg


Achenbach offers the following types of strip rolling mills:

  • Six-high rolling mills
  • Four-high rolling mills
  • Two-high bright rolling mills

Technical features of key importance

  • Integrated, digital, modular designed automation system Achenbach OPTIROLL®
  • Roll gap control system - SGC (Spacer Gauge Control)
  • Highly precise flatness measuring system with Achenbach UniFlat® flatness measuring roll
  • Sensor-initiated roll gap quick opening system by setting cylinders located at the bottom of the mill stand
  • Back-up roll system with dynamically variable adaption of the crown - Achenbach DVC
  • Material-flow optimized coiler system with minimized auxiliary times
  • Coil preparation stations

Typical Products

Achenbach Strip Rolling Mills produce aluminium strips as the starting material for all aluminium thin strip rolling processes respectively for end products such as:

  • Foil stock strip
  • Aerospace- and aircraft strip
  • ABS Automotive body stock
  • Cand end & can body stock