The market requires a large variety of plate products. Dimensional and metallurgical properties should be kept in narrow tolerances. In very simplified terms, the requirements for new products can be characterized using four criteria: thinner – thicker – wider – harder.
SMS group can help you to reduce the processing steps in order to establish a more efficient production and to cut costs for alloying elements by better mastery of the production processes. This is, where our new X-Roll® MultiFlex-Technology comes into play, especially our new Heat treatment lines (HTL). These facilities complete the heavy plate rolling and enable the economical and energy-efficient production of any steel grades including extremely demanding qualities, like high-strength and ultra-high-strength plates with excellent flatness and precise mechanical properties. These plates are employed in growth sectors such as wind energy, power engineering, tubes and pipelines, mechanical engineering, heavy vehicle engineering, crane technology, and the construction industry.
SMS group is market leader for plate mills with references for the major plate producers worldwide. Beside a vast number of successfully realized mill modernizations and upgrades, since 2005 we supplied 27 new plate lines (22 Plate Mills, 5 Steckel Plate Mills). Also we implemented already 7 heat treatment lines featuring the innovative X-Roll® MultiFlex-Technology.