Stainless steel lines


Powerful processes for stainless steel strips

Our plants have proved to be successful. They are specially designed for all stainless steel strip treatment stages. Included here are efficient furnace and descaling technology, sophisticated production models, and powerful green technology. That means low production costs, high energy efficiency, and outstanding environmental standards. Plus: here you get complete lines from one source with integrated electrical and automation systems.

Line concepts

Hot-strip annealing and pickling lines

Directly after hot-rolling, these lines anneal and pickle the strip before winding it into coils.
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Cold-strip-annealing and pickling lines

Next up is another annealing and pickling process for the cold-rolled strip under different conditions.
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Bright annealing lines

Here, the cold rolled strip is cleaned, annealed in an oxygen-free, inert atmosphere with a high hydrogen content, and post-treated in a skinpass mill and tension leveler.
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Furnace technology

High-speed, eco-friendly production – Worldwide, more than 25 Drever furnaces for stainless steel strip have been ordered since 2000.

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Cooling technology

Our Drever furnace offers you two different cooling methods for stainless steel . That ensures you achieve outstanding results with water cooling for hot-strip and mist cooling for cold-strip.

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Pickling technology

Our pickling process stands out for high surface quality at low energy and acid consumption. Sophisticated pickling and dosing models as well as electrolytic and turbulence pickling systems are also suited for saving resources.



Schnelles, sicheres und erfolgreiches Schweißen anspruchsvoller Stahlgüten

Präzise, schnell und verlässlich: die X-Pro®-Laserschweißmaschine der SMS group im fortlaufenden Betrieb für schwer schweißbare Stahlgüten.

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ReferencesSince 2000

35 references for stainless steel strip processing lines since 2000

Electrical and Automation systems



SMSgroup Timmerbeul, Walter

Walter Timmerbeul

SMS group GmbH
Vice President Electrics/Automation Processing Lines and Furnaces
Eduard-Schloemann-Str. 4
40237 Düsseldorf

Telefon : +49 211 881 5708
Fax : +49 211 881 775708

SMSgroup Jaenecke, Markus

Markus Jaenecke

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Processing Lines
Eduard-Schloemann-Str. 4
40237 Düsseldorf

Telefon : +49 211 881 5218
Fax : +49 211 881 775218

SMSgroup Genssler, Ronald

Ronald Genssler

SMS group GmbH
Service Processing Lines
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Telefon : +49 2161 350 3570
Fax : +49 211 881-774162