Eurofer develops quality tracking system for coil

European steelmakers’ association, Eurofer, has presented the conclusions of its three-year research programme focused on a new system for tracking the quality of coils in the market,Kallanish learns from the association.

Eurofer, supported by a steering committee formed of members from ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel Europe, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, voestalpine and Salzgitter, has developed a unique bar code printed along the length of the coil. This highlights isolated quality issues and imperfections in order to make the work of processors easier in order to avoid those imperfections in the stamping or blanking lines.

“The Quality Tracking System helps increase the overall resource efficiency of the steel supply chain,” Axel Eggert, director general of Eurofer says in a statement. “Having a common technical solution enables steel users to work with all steel suppliers in the same way.”

The new system is expected to be accepted and published by the European standards body during 2019, and further increases the digitalisation of the European steel sector.