Hot rolling mills for aluminum

Hot rolling
Flexible concepts for Aluminum strip and plate

You are guaranteed to benefit from our long-standing technological expertise in hot rolling processes for the aluminum industry. Out of this comes highly developed technology, automation and service packages that feature custom-designed solutions for all your wants and needs.


Reversing hot rolling line for plates

Main data
  • Production of plate
  • Width: up to 5.5 m
  • Thickness: up to 200 mm
  • Length: up to 35 m
  • Capacity: approx. 200,000 tpy
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Compact single-stand reversing mill for strip

Main data
  • Production of strip (and plate)
  • Width: up to 3 m
  • Thickness: down to 3.5 mm
  • Capacity: approx. 150,000 tpy
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Reversing mill for strip (1 + 1)

Main data
  • Production of strip and plate
  • Width: up to 3 m
  • Thickness: down to 2.5 mm
  • Capacity: approx. 250,000 tpy
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Semi-continuous hot mill line for strip (1 + 4)

Main data
  • Production of strip
  • Width: up to 2.8 m
  • Thickness: down to 1.8 mm
  • Capacity: approx. 800,000 tpy
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Ingot preparation

Best surface qualities down to micron level even on hard aluminum alloys

What makes Knoevenagel® scalpers from SMS group stand out is their high rigidity. Not only that: they also effectively remove the oxide skin as well as any metallurgical impurities from the surface of ingots. Scalping the edges reduces the amount of trimming scrap generated in the subsequent hot rolling process. That also keeps the work rolls clean.

Reheating technology

Pusher-type reheating furnace

Efficient reheating and ingot handling

Our aluminum-ingot reheating furnaces are available in direct gas-fired or electrically heated pusher-type versions. Whichever design you choose, your furnace effectively reheats continuous or semi-continuous ingots before hot rolling.  You can also use it to homogenize ingots at  higher temperatures. Then, after homogenization is complete, the ingots are cooled down to rolling temperature. Installed here is a special air-guiding system that achieves uniform temperature distribution during both heating and cooling.

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Rolling technology

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Edging stand
Higher yield, flexible design

You want to increase yield by reducing trimming losses? Our edging stands are perfect for this job.

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Transfer bar cooling
Cooling boosts production

The beauty of transfer bar cooling is that it boosts output.

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Mill stand actuators
for close plate and strip tolerances

Our mill stands come equipped with powerful actuators so you can produce hot strip and plate to close thickness and profile tolerances.

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Work roll brushes
Excellent surface quality

You can rely on our work roll brushes to keep your rolls free from aluminum oxide pick-ups.

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SIEFLEX®HT - high capacity spindle

Our SIEFLEX®-HT gear-type spindles are engineered to transmit ...

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SMS giant torque spindles

As a result of systematic developments in materials, geometry, and the tribo-system, SMS giant torque spindles ...

Selected References

15 new hot rolling mills (since 2000)

Electrical and automation systems

X-Pact® Coiler Control

Control system to ensure the product quality and process stability during coiling

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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® 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 and Flatness Control (PFC)

Highest product quality regarding strip geometry

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X-Pact® Temperature Control

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Product quality analyzer (PQA)

Solution for smooth process flow and constant high quality

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Upgrade Package Basic Automation

New state of the art hardware, latest development software

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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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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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Wartung und Instandhaltung

Unter Zustandsüberwachung verstehen wir die fortwährende Analyse von Maschinen während der Produktion.

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

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WearComp - Eine Revolution für die Instandhaltung

Teure und zeitaufwendige Fettschmierung entfällt bei unseren selbstschmierenden WearComp Komponenten.

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Plant technology
Faszination Aluminium - Innovative Anlagentechnologien für Flachprodukte
Scalpers and band saws
Genius Condition Monitoring System - Frühwarnsysteme gegen Ausfälle
Service-Lösungen für Walzwerke und Bandanlagen
Equipment Check
Einrichtungen der Walzenwerkstatt
Electrical and Automation Systems
Zukunftssichere Komplettlösungen aus einer Hand
Modernisierung von Walzwerken - Elektrik und Automation
We transform…the world of service
Fullservice für Wartungsstillstände
Selbstschmierende Elemente


SMSgroup Ahrens,Dr. Martin

Dr. Martin Ahrens

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Electrics/Automation Aluminium Mills
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf

Telefon : +49 211 881 5634
Fax : +49 211 881 775634

SMSgroup Ohrndorf, Ralf

Ralf Ohrndorf

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Aluminium
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Telefon : +49 2733 29 1620
Fax : +49 2733 29 771620

SMSgroup Schultz, Günter

Günter Schultz

SMS group GmbH
Service Hot Rolling Mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Telefon : +49 2733 29 1556
Fax : +49 2733 29 771556