ALUMINIUM strip rolling mills

Achenbach is the leader in the building of aluminum strip rolling mills. Achenbach OPTIMILL® strip rolling mills are recognized around the world for producing top strip quality 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.

Typical Performances

  • Strip width: 2,500 mm
  • Final rolled thickness: 0.15 mm
  • Rolling speed: 1,800 m/min
  • Coil weight: 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

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

Special Advantages at a glance

  • Energy-saving, highly dynamic AC drive technology for main and coiler motors
  • Achenbach OPTIROLL®  rolling mill automation with model-based process optimization
  • Achenbach WIN-SprayS® cooling systems with precise zone division and hot edge sprays
  • Rapid coil changes with automatic strip threading systems
  • Automatic coil preparation and strip inspection stations as well as reel transport and scrap disposal systems
  • Achenbach OPTIPURE® rolling oil management
  • Fully automatic work roll changes
  • User- and maintenance-friendly modular design

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:

  • Roof and wall panels
  • Automotive sheets
  • Railway sheets
  • Beverage cans