Drive technology

Expertise

Drive technology
for metallurgical plants

How to make your plant more reliable, more power-packed

SMS group drive technology features above all rolling mill drive trains, converter tilt drives, as well as shear and coiler drives. Paramount here are power upgrades, plus improving the reliability of existing plants.

Today's trend of rolling high-strength materials requires higher torque capabilities at the drive train. That's where SMS group comes in with its drive technology to meet this demand.

It all starts with systematic investigation of your drive trains. Applying our rolling process know-how, we identify measures to improve your equipment. Furthermore, comprehensive world-wide service including gear inspections, repairs, and emergency response is part of our corporate philosophy. Wherever existing spare parts fail to make the grade, we refine them to the state of the art.

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Highlights

Case-hardened output gears Reliable solution for high-performance

We are one of the few manufacturers worldwide capable of producing case-hardened gearwheels up to a diameter of 4,500 mm and modulus of 40 mm.

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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 ...

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AOD converter tilt drive with hydraulic rotation retainer

Our new hydraulic rotation retainer (HRR) for AOD converter tilt drive ...

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Advanced gear design

Unlike other gear manufacturers, SMS calculates and improves tooth and flank profiles individually ...

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Low-vibration gears

There is a tendency in cold mills for vibrations caused by higher strip speeds to leave periodic marks on ...

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SIEFLEX®-HT gear-type mill drive spindles

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

Upgrades


More power and reliability

With cutting-edge technology

SMS group advanced gear design features case-hardened gears and our newly developed SIEFLEX®-HT gear-type spindles. That makes it easy to transform existing drive trains to new levels. What's more, increasing the transmission ratio on the main gear unit means your plant will achieve higher rolling torques.

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Products

High-powered tilt drives

For BOF and AOD converters

Whether you operate BOF or AOD converters, our tilt drives provide the reliability you want and need. It's the job of tilt drives to turn the converter vessel in a controlled manner into the filling, emptying, and sampling positions. We have developed special solutions both for BOF and AOD converters.

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High-performance gears for hot strip mills

You can rely on high-performance gears in SMS group design ...

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SIEFLEX®-HT gear-type mill drive spindles

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

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Drive units for coiler mandrels

There has been an increase in maximum torques in recent ...

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Drive units for shears

Whatever it takes to engineer hot rolling mills ...

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Drives for cold rolling mills

Characteristic of cold rolling mills is their operation over an ...

Production

Gear wheel production

Always dedicated to top quality, we manufacture our drive components at our workshop in Hilchenbach, Germany.

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Quality

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Material

  • Extremely high quality material forging process
  • Higher case hardness depth
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Design

  • Design based on cutting-edge research and development
  • Higher load capacity due to special tooth geometry
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Inspection

  • Highest quality control standards
  • 100% ultrasonic testing of every single tooth
  • Fully automatic grinding burn test

Contact

SMSgroup Lazzaro, Klaus

Klaus Lazzaro

SMS group GmbH
Vice President Drive Systems
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2733 29 2458
Fax : +49 2733 29 772458

SMSgroup Jung, Eckhard

Eckhard Jung

SMS group GmbH
Sales Drive Systems
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2733 29 1444
Fax : +49 2733 29 771444

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