Siemens Metals Technologies has received an order from ArcelorMittal South Africa – Saldanha Works, to modernise the controllers of the two Gimbal charging systems at its Corex plant there.

The new Simatic-based Gimbal controllers will replace systems which have been in use since 2004 and 2006, respectively. The range of functions will be transferred to a Siemens platform and expanded. The new controllers will ensure smooth movement of the chutes, subject only to low mechanical forces, allowing the charge to be distributed precisely and dynamically in many different charging patterns.