Successful Modernizations

Electrical and Automation Systems
Customer Goals Tomorrow, Today’s Technology Will Be Yesterday’s

As a producer in the metallurgical industry, you know how important it is to constantly upgrade your equipment so you retain your market standing with excellent product quality. It's essential to stay alert and react rapidly to new requirements.

Here are four reasons to modernize:

  • Improved product quality
  • Higher production and productivity
  • Lower production costs
  • Greater availability

Conversion, Expansion, Modernization

Fast, precise results – from SMS group experience
  • Current-status analysis and detailed definition of requirements
  • Shortest possible conversion or expansion time for updates, upgrades, and revamps
  • Earlier return on investment due to fast recommissioning
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Simply contact us!

You want a revamp of your existing plant involving alteration of mechanical components or extension of electrics and automation? Or a complete replacement of the automation?

Modernization Concepts

For high-quality and reliable production methods

SMS group modernization solutions cover all aspects of today's automation systems in metallurgical plants and rolling mills:

  • Integrated new process technologies
  • Reproducible process sequences
  • Improved ergonomics and safety engineering
  • Obsolete systems replaced
  • Proven product quality applying technological variables throughout the process

Key steps of a modernization project:

  • Current-situation analysis
  • Change-over plan from "old" to "new"
  • Plug & Work integration test
  • Hot run test and shadow mode
  • Production scheduling for run-up phase
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Customer Feedback

What you gain after a revamp by SMS group is not only an optimal restart, but also the assurance that you'll achieve all your modernization goals.

"With the new laminar cooling line, we are able to produce hot strip for heavy vehicles with better load capacity and higher wear resistance than with our previous cooling section. This gives the end user a lower overall cost and has less impact on the environment,"

says Börje Sundell, Technical Manager at SSAB.

Economic and ecological system solutionstion methods

Water management for metallurgical plants and rolling mills

It takes a lot of know-how to meet the demands of a challenging world. SMS group offers you a store of expertise in all relevant processes. Principally, it's easy to differentiate between two main groups: cooling water circuits for production lines and ancillary facilities, and systems for the treatment and conditioning of additional and waste water.

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Modernization of Rolling Mills


SMSgroup Ehlert, Detlef

Detlef Ehlert

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrical and Automation Systems
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Phone : +49 2733 29 2993
Fax : +49 2733 29 772993

SMSgroup Reif, Bernward

Bernward Reif

SMS group GmbH
Executive Vice President Electrical and Automation Systems
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf

Phone : +49 211 881 3443
Fax : +49 211 881 773443


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