CSP® technology

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CSP® technology - the leading thin slab technology

Today, CSP® (Compact Strip Production) is the world's leading thin slab technology. Pioneered by SMS group in 1989, it has transformed the world of flat steel production. That's because CSP® has so much to offer - above all: high cost efficiency, a broad product spectrum, and excellent strip quality.

Concept

CSP®

Main data
Materials:
Full variety of carbon grades such as structural steel, silicon steel, pipe grades, multiphase steel

Strip width:
800 - 2,150 mm

Strip thickness:
0.8 - 25.4 mm

Capacity:
1- strand up to 1.6 million tpy
2-strand up to 3.2 million tpy
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Compact in design, CSP® produces high-quality hot strip in a single manufacturing line that combines casting, heating, and rolling. Our proven CSP® caster with its patented funnel-shaped mold casts thin slabs in thicknesses ranging from 50 to 90 mm. Next, the slabs go into the CSP® furnace for temperature equalization. Straight after that, the CSP® mill rolls them to final strip thickness.

If you want to grow with the market, CSP® is the perfect solution for you. Starting with a single-strand CSP® plant, you can cost-effectively produce around 1.5 million tons per year. Later, simply add a second casting strand to double your capacity to more than 3 million tons per year.

Your benefits

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Low costs, high efficiency

Want to cut costs as well as harmful emissions? Then you'll love CSP® technology for its low investment costs, low overheads ...

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Excellent product quality

What makes hot strip from CSP® plants stand out is its extremely homogeneous microstructure plus consistent mechanical and geometric properties.

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Large product spectrum

Our CSP® plants have proven they can produce an extremely wide spectrum of steel grades. Included here are almost all high-quality grades in demand today.

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Thin strip production

CSP® technology offers optimal pre-conditions for the stable production of large amounts of thin-gauge products at low cost.

Technology

X-Roll® Oil Bearing

Hydrodynamische Walzenzapfenlager von der SMS group sind sehr fortschrittliche und elementare Komponenten in der modernen Walzwerktechnik, weil sie die lasttragenden Walzen unterstützen. Selbst unter äußerst schwierigen Betriebsbedingungen sorgen sie für lange Lebensdauer und minimalen Wartungsaufwand. Somit tragen die Walzenzapfenlager erheblich dazu bei, die hohen Anforderungen an die optimale Fertigbandgeometrie zu erfüllen.

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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® Cooling Section Control

In-bar temperature control over the entire strip length

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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® Microstructure Property Model

Online and offline calculation of strip properties such as yield strength, tensile strength, elongation to fracture, material microstructure

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X-Pact® Mill Stand Control (TCS)

Technological Control System to ensure highest product quality (HGC, WRB, IRB, CVC®)

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X-Pact® Oscillation Control

Highly flexible and effective – for a perfect slab surface

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X-Pact® Pass Schedule Calculation (PSC®)

The system calculates the set-points per pass according to current process parameters and limitations

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X-Pact® Profile, Contour and Flatness (PCFC®)

The physical process model calculates the best set-points for the CVC® plus actuators

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X-Pact® Solid Control

3D temperature control

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X-Pact® Tech Assist

To manage your techno-metallurgical parameters

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X-Pact® Thin-Gauge Rolling

For a stable rolling process and better strip flow

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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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Upgrade package

New state of the art hardware, latest development software

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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® 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

eDoc

Digitale Dokumentation: Der erste Schritt zur Digitalisierung

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Unterstützung im Notfall – Remote Service

Zur schnellen Identifikation von Defekten und Fehlfunktionen und umgehenden Einleitung von Maßnahmen, die Störungen beseitigen.

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Equipment Check

Regelmäßige Inspektionen und Wartungen sind Grundlage zur Sicherung der Anlageneffizienz.

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Genius CM

Das Genius Condition Monitoring-Frühwarnsystem beinhaltet ein modular aufgebautes, permanentes Online-Überwachungssystem.

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Drehmomentstarke Spindel für Walzwerke

Die neue selbst ausrichtende Getriebespindel Sieflex® HT ist ein Schlüssel zu besseren Übersetzungsverhältnissen und höheren Drehmomenten.

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Langfristige Wartungsdienstleistungen

SMS group bietet Ihnen Service entlang der Wertschöpfungskette und Sie können sich ganz auf Ihre Kernkompetenzen konzentrieren.

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Instandhaltungs-Werkzeuge

Das IMMS (Integrated Maintenance Management System) garantiert eine effektive und wirtschaftliche Wartung.

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Service für X-Roll® Ölfilmlager

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Downloads

Plant technology
Furnace technology
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CSP® – The leading thin slab technology
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Service
X-Roll® Oil Bearing
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Genius Condition Monitoring System - Frühwarnsysteme gegen Ausfälle
Ölfilmlager
Equipment Check
Wartungsservice
Segmentrollenbeschichtung
Electrical and Automation Systems
X-Pact® Cast Optimizer
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Contact

SMSgroup Klein, Christoph

Christoph Klein

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Hot Rolling Mills / CSP
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Telefon : +49 2733 29 2804
Fax : +49 2733 29 772804

SMSgroup Pronold, Klaus

Klaus Pronold

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Electrics/Automation Flat Rolling Mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Telefon : +49 2733 29 1089
Fax : +49 2733 29 771089

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