Performance Modules

Modernizations
Four dimensions to improve the performance of existing plants Performance Modules from SMS group

SMS group offers a large number of solutions available along the complete process chain which do not need large investments, but substantially increase the competitiveness of plants. These technologies, components, automation solutions or services are classified as Performance Modules.

Performance Modules improve the performance of plants and machines regarding one or more of the four categories:

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  • Increase of plant yield
  • Minimization of yield losses
  • Increase of process stability
  • Minimization of downtimes / non-productive times
  • Increase of plant capacity (e.g. process speed, elimination of bottlenecks etc.)
  • Flexible scheduling of production (grades, dimensions etc.)
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  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Reduction of material use (raw materials, alloys etc.)
  • Reduction of consumables (water, hydraulic oil, compressed air etc.)
  • Reduction of personnel costs
  • Reduction of maintenance costs, spare parts costs
  • Increase of reliability and availability
  • Extension of service life
  • Reduction of tooling costs
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  • Improvement metallurgical properties
  • Improvement of geometrical tolerances
  • Extension of geometrical range (width, thickness etc.)
  • Introduction of new products with value-add (automotive, OCTG etc.)
  • Reproducible process conditions
  • Reduction of rejection rate
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  • Intelligent components, machines and systems (Internet of things) 
  • Innovative measuring Technology and software
  • Software with self-learning algorithms
  • Augmented reality for production, services and maintenance
  • Assistance systems
  • “Smart factory” / Digital integration of production
  • Digitalization: Data-based services and data mining / Big data

 

 

Aluminum plants

Roll coater

Quality

  • Highest surface quality, bright and shiny painting of automobile parts

Efficiency

  • Reduced operational cost by up to 30 % due to higher precision of coating and consequently  lower consumption of coating agents and shorter drying time
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Inductive edge heating

Efficiency

  • Reduced yield loss due to edge trimming
  • Tremendous decrease of energy consumption compared to conventional hot edge spray system

Quality

  • Prevention of strip breakages
  • Absolute strip flatness improved by 15 I-Units
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X-Shape Flatness measuring and control

Quality

  • Optimized strip flatness
  • Minimized off-flatness lengths

Productivity

  • Increased rolling speed
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Product quality analyzer (PQA)

Quality

  • Early identification of process deficiencies and unsuitable product Quality
  • Stabilizing operational performance

Industrie 4.0

  • Increasing transparency and visibility of quality related data across the whole process chain 
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X-Pact Pass schedule calculation (PSC)

Productivity

  • Maximum production and high production flexibility
  • Support for the development of new products
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X-Pact Mill stand control

Quality

  • Improved product quality
  • Tighter geometrical tolerances
  • Meeting market requirements
  • Optimized production rate
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X-Pact Coiler control

Quality

  • High coiling quality
  • Stable coiling process
  • Reduced coil repair rate
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Active chatter damping

Productivity

  • Increase of rolling speeds by 200 m/min. expected

Efficiency

  • Increased output of >10 %
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Side trimmer

Productivity

  • Up to 10 percent increased production time
  • Extremely low maintenance effort
  • Extension of product portfolio (advanced high-strength grades)
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Seam scrap discharge system

Productivity

  • Up to 10 percent increased production time
  • Extremely low maintenance effort
  • Higher flexibility due to combined systems
  • Extension of product portfolio (advanced high-strength grades)
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Flying crank shear

Productivity

  • Increased product portfolio (tensile strength up to 2,000 MPa)

Efficiency

  • Minimized wear
  • Low knife costs
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Contact

SMSgroup Ahrens,Dr. Martin

Dr. Martin Ahrens

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

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

SMSgroup Melster, Stefan

Stefan Melster

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

Phone : +49 211 881 5217
Fax : +49 211 881 775217

SMSgroup Ohrndorf, Ralf

Ralf Ohrndorf

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Aluminium
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

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