Continuous caster for flat products

Casting
High-productivity plants

There have been several major milestones in the history of SMS group and its predecessor companies (Schloemann, Concast, and Mannesmann Demag). They all testify to 50 years of leadership in continuous casting. This means that the thin, medium, and thick slabs you produce on our continuous casters form your ideal basis for superior steel products.

Concepts

Broad portfolio

Technological leadership - powerful results

Today, some 95% of steel is produced by continuous casting. As a frontrunner in this technology, SMS group offers the world's most extensive portfolio of continuous casting machines. That's how we meet market demand as well as your specific requirements. It also means that the thin, medium, and thick slabs you produce on our continuous casters form your ideal basis for superior steel products.

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Technology


Key factors for successful slab production Ultimate solutions

You can produce (almost) anything with our plants. This includes for example: blanks for state-of- the-art sheet metal auto parts with extreme deep-drawing properties; high-strength, lightweight construction steels that reduce vehicle weights; blanks for high-performance electronic components used in ultra-small engines; large tubes for transporting aggressive media such as oil and natural gas. The range stretches from ultra-low carbon deep-drawing steel to high-alloy, heat-resistant stainless steels.

Key factors

  • Superb product quality
  • High plant availability
  • Lower operation and maintenance costs
  • Easy operation as a result of high level of automation 
  • Full range of services
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HD mold

Slab quality control with HD mold

Knowing the temperature development within the mold is essential for understanding and optimizing the casting process. Now you can - with our HD mold. It provides the necessary data in high resolution as well as new insights into the processes inside the mold.
 

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HD LASr

Digital aligning assistant

HD LASr enables the precise aligning of the continuous caster – an important key for producing high-quality slabs.

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STEC-Roll®

Innovative strand guide roller

Strand guide rollers are crucial for manufacturing high-quality steel slabs. Ideal here is our STEC-Roll® solution. We have already installed it in several new plants. Plus, if you have axle rollers with rotating axles from other manufacturers and drive rollers with split bearings on your existing segment frames, it's easy to replace them with STEC-Roll®. No further changes are necessary.

Selected References


Electrical and automation systems

HD mold

A look into the mold during solidification process

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X-Pact® Cast Optimizer

Optimized guidance of the complete casting process for highest yield and best quality

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X-Pact® Gap Control

Optimum segment gap in all situations

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X-Pact® Level Control

Precise mold level control with automatic adaption to process requirements

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X-Pact® Oscillation Control

Highly flexible and effective – for a perfect slab surface

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X-Pact® Solid Control

3D temperature control

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X-Pact® Width Control

Largest width changes, optimized for crack-sensitive grades

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Product quality analyzer (PQA)

Solution for smooth process flow and constant high quality

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Virtualization

Safeguarding plant lifetime

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X-Pact® Business Intelligence

Systematic analysis of data in an electronic form

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X-Pact® Condition Advisor

The transparent plant

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X-Pact® Drive

Low voltage frequency converter as integral part of X-Pact®

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X-Pact® Energy Advisor

Energy management for metallurgical plants and rolling mills

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X-Pact® MES 4.0

Production planning and scheduling for all production units in the plant

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X-Pact® Process Guidance

New standard for the future automatic control of complex plants

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X-Pact® Vision Mobile Operation

Easy access on process results - Full information and control everywhere

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X-Pact® Vision Operation and Visualization

Innovative HMI and new control station

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Service

Coating technologies for casters

Coatings for longer service life. Extremely wear-resistant surfaces for a significant increase in production capacity.

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eDoc

Digital documentation: First step to a smart plant.

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Emergency support - Remote Service

For easy identification of defects and malfunctions and quick initiation of measures for fault elimination.

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Equipment check

Regular inspections and maintenance form the basis for safeguarding the efficiency of your equipment.

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For longer service life - Segment roller coatings

Longer service life of segments thanks to newly developed welding materials

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Genius CM

The Genius Condition Monitoring includes a modularly designed, permanent online monitoring system.

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Long-term maintenance services

SMS group offers you the full range of services along the value chain, while you can focus entirely on your core competences.

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Long-term service agreement

As a reliable partner, we provide for a highly productive plant, which operates economically and serves the cycle times of the entire production process.

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Long-term service agreement with MMK

Cooperation between MMK and SMS group for top plant performance.

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Safety Locator

Protect your most valuable asset - your employees - with the SMS group Safety Locator!

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Smart Maintenance

Digitalize your maintenance with SMS group!

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Preparation steps for the assembly of a STEC-Roll®

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Demonstration: the final assembly of a STEC-Roll® – Mounted without overlay welding

Downloads

Plant technology
HD mold
Energy Collector
STEC-Roll® - Good use of potential
Service
Segment roll coating
Maintenance service
Mobile caster monitoring service
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Electrical and Automation Systems
X-Pact® Width Control
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X-Pact® Level Control
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Motion Controller
Future-proof complete solutions from one source - Electrics and Automation
X-Pact® Oscillation Control - Best surface quality for your slabs
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X-Pact® Solid Control
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X-Pact® Cast Optimizer
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X-Pact® Gap Control
Always optimal segment gap
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Contact

SMSgroup Fischer, Lothar

Lothar Fischer

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Continuous Casters
Eduard-Schloemann-Straße 4
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Telefon : +49 211 881 6187
Fax : +49 211 881 776187

SMSgroup Schaps, Lothar

Lothar Schaps

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Electrics/Automation Caster
Eduard-Schloemann-Straße 4
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Telefon : +49 211 881 5803
Fax : +49 211 77 5803

SMSgroup Schallenberg, Stephan

Stephan Schallenberg

SMS group GmbH
Service Caster
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach
Germany

Telefon : +49 2161 350 3516
Fax : +49 2161 350 1980