Surface roughness and wear of work roll containing Ti in cold strip rolling
The consumption of work rolls in cold strip mills is significant. One of the key issues for work rolls is the surface roughness which affects the rolling stability and surface finish of the strip. The produced strip has lower surface finish if the roll surface roughness is large. However, if the roll surface roughness is small, it is not helpful for establishing the rolling process, which will reduce the productivity. In this case, a laser treatment is employed to increase the value of roll surface roughness. In order to reduce the times of roll grinding, the cold strip mill and roll manufacturers have developed new types of rolls such as the rolls containing Ti to increase the roll wear resistance in cold strip rolling. Results show that the new 4CrTi roll has a significant advantage of preventing decrease of the roll surface roughness. The size and generation of particles during roll wear process and the effect of Ti on roll wear have been discussed.