Achenbach OPTIMILL® foil rolling mills are recognized worldwide for producing top quality strips even at maximum rolling speeds, strip widths and coil weights. Achenbach's ongoing development work has resulted in an integrated technology approach that ensures the highest quality and productivity in implementing an optimal rolling process.


  • Strip width: 2,200 mm
  • Final rolled thickness: 0.0045 mm
  • Rolling speed: 2,000 m/min
  • Coil weight: 16,000 kg


Achenbach foil rolling mills are four-high rolling mills designed for two different applications:

  • Universal foil rolling mills for all strip thicknesses from 0.7 mm to 0.006 mm for a wide range of rolled products
  • Specialised foil rolling mills for foil rolling lines for graduated strip thicknesses.

Specialised foil rolling mills come in three types:

  • Roughing mills for strip thicknesses between 0.7 mm and 0.012 mm
  • Intermediate mills for strip thicknesses between 0.12 mm and 0.006 mm
  • Finishing mills for strip thicknesses between 0.05 mm and < 0.006 mm

Each Achenbach OPTIMILL® foil rolling mill follows an integrative approach in which mechanical, automation and drive technology are optimally aligned. Achenbach foil rolling mills are thus capable of producing top-quality foils with a high degree of efficiency and flexibility.

Special Advantages at a Glance

  • Highly dynamic AC drive technology for main and coiler motors
  • Achenbach OPTIROLL® high-speed rolling mill automation with model-based process optimization
  • Variable crown (VC) backup rolls
  • Achenbach WIN-SprayS® cooling systems with precise zone division
  • Rapid coil changes with automatic strip threading systems
  • Achenbach OPTIPURE® rolling oil management
  • Fully automatic quick work roll changes
  • User- and maintenance-friendly modular design

Typical products

Achenbach Foil Rolling Mills roll aluminium as the starting material for all processes of coating, laminating, printing and end products such as:

  • Household foils
  • Cable wrap
  • Capacitor foils
  • Blister and pharma foils
  • Compound foils