Pomini Tenova secures Roll Grinder contract for Hindalco’s Renukoot aluminum plant in India


Castellanza, May 30, 2024Tenova, a leading developer and provider of sustainable solutions for the green transition of the metals industry, has been awarded a new contract by Hindalco Industries Limited, a global leader in aluminum production. The contract concerns a new Roll Grinder that will be supplied by Pomini Tenova, a well-known Tenova brand and a worldwide leader in the production of roll shop equipment. The roll grinder will grind work rolls, backup, and auxiliary rolls for the existing hot and cold rolling mills in the Renukoot aluminum plant, in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The foundation-free roll grinder will be equipped with the Pomini Digital Surface Analysis (PDSA), the Pomini Process Monitoring (PPM), and the Pomini Inspektor3 for roll structural inspection. The combination of these technologies, along with online measuring caliper, enables the Pomini Tenova roll grinder to certify the roll surface quality.

PDSA offers a competitive advantage to Hindalco’s Renukoot plant as it accurately performs roll surface analysis with reduced scanning time, increasing safety and eliminating dependency on operator expertise for roll surface quality inspection. In addition, the PPM, exploiting the accelerometers and sensors installed on the roll grinder, will constantly monitor the grinding process while providing the same quality index. This makes the PPM an unparalleled instrument to monitor roll grinder behavior, which entails potential savings in terms of energy, grinding wheels, and roll material, thus reducing the total cost per roll ground.

We are very proud to have been selected by Hindalco as roll grinder supplier for Renukoot’s plant, especially since this order follows our roll grinder at the Lapanga plant, which has just been successfully tested at our premises. These Roll Grinders feature state-of-the-art technology, delivering outstanding performance, exceptional user-friendliness, and an increased level of safety,” stated Alberto Croce, Sales Area Manager at Pomini Tenova.