Achenbach thin strip rolling mills reliably produce best thin-strip qualities even at maximum rolling speeds, maximum rolling widths and highest coil weights. Designed either as 6-high or 4-high rolling mill they are always tailored to the specific operation purpose. 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.


  • Strip widths: 2,300 mm
  • Final rolled thicknesses: 0.05 mm
  • Rolling speeds: 1,800 m/min
  • Coil weights: 32,000 kg


Achenbach offers the following types of thin strip rolling mills:

  • Six-high rolling mills
  • Four-high rolling mills

Thin strip rolling mills are generally available in the following varieties based on the intended use of the product:

  • Lithographic sheet rolling mills
  • Food container mills
  • Fin stock mills

Technical features of key importance

  • Integrated, modular automation system - Achenbach OPTIROLL®
  • Adaptive nozzle valve header with Achenbach nozzle valves and hoseless rolling oil supply - Achenbach UniSpray®
  • Roll gap control system - SGC
  • Flatness measuring system with flatness measuring roll - Achenbach UniFlat®
  • Back-up roll system with dynamically variable adaption of the crown - Achenbach DVC 
  • Ironing roller system for highest rewinding speeds 
  • Strip inspection devices


Achenbach Thin Strip Rolling Mills roll aluminium as the starting material for foil rolling processes respectively for end products such as:

  • Semi-rigid food container stock
  • Fin stock
  • Closure stock 
  • Litho sheet