An overall view of the No. 5 cold aluminum strip mill at Sidal Aluminum in Belgium. This high technology mill has hydraulic automatic gauge control for consistent coil quality, and also has the latest Lowey-Robertson VIDIPLAN System of strip shape control. Since the installation of this computer shape control system, production of the No. 5 mill has increased by 25%, and much of the output can now be sold direct to the customer without tension levelling. Located at Sidal’s Duffel plant, the mill is 510 and 1350 x 1830 mm, and rolls 10 ton coils at speeds up to 1300 m/min.