Steel Process

Steel Processing Industry in South Africa

South Africa was ranked the 21'st largest crude steel producing country in the world by the World Steel Association in 2008. South Africa was also the largest steel producer in Africa, producing 48% of the total crude steel production of the continent during 2008. The range of primary carbon steel products and semi-finished products manufactured in South Africa includes billets, blooms, slabs, forgings, light-, medium- and heavy sections and bars, reinforcing bar, railway track material, wire rod, seamless tubes, plates, hot- and cold-rolled coils and sheets, electrolytic galvanized coils and sheets, tinplate and pre-painted coils and sheets whereas the range of primary stainless steel products and semi-finished products manufactured in South Africa includes slabs, plates and hot- and cold-rolled coils and sheets.

Emerson in the Steel Processing Industry

Control Techniques South Africa division of EMERSON Industrial Automation, has a large installed customer base in the South African Steel processing industry. A few of our customers include Macsteel, Trident Steel and Columbus Steel.

Control Techniques offers competitively priced products that are well suited for the applications in which they are used. Our variable speed drives are robust and easily withstand the harsh environments of the steel industry.

Customer Solutions 

Control Techniques offers a wide range of solutions to our customers in the steel industry. We sell both individual drive modules and fully automated solutions for process lines. Some of the solutions offered are:

  • Flying shears solutions
  • Slitter machine solutions
  • Winder solutions
  • Cut to length solution
  • Rotary Knife solutions

Product Solutions

Control Techniques offers a complete range of variable speed drives for both AC and DC applications on the steel industry and have successfully converted many old machines from DC to AC using our products and solutions.

AC drives - Unidrive SP, Commander SK

DC drives - Mentor II, New Mentor MP