1990 Volume 30 Issue 2 Pages 167-172
Coils of hot rolled steel are transferred by conveyors, cranes or coil cars in the finishing lines. An expert system has been developed for efficient transfer of coils and is now in real time operation as a part of the finishing control system. The expert system has two main functions; selection of a coil to be transferred and a point of loading or unloading of the coil to a coil car in a looped track. This expert system consists of 309 rules and the rules for selecting a coil occupy the main part. The expert system was successfully developed within 10 months.