18-HS millsCold Rolling
SMS group developed the CVC® plus 18-HS mill design so you can produce high-strength and stainless steel grades more efficiently. Specifically, in a five-stand tandem cold mill (TCM) in 18-HS design, reductions of up to 70% are possible. Even a second run of hard material is no problem. Integrated in a TCM, our 18-HS gives you the opportunity to establish a full, continuous production route for stainless steel. Using rolling oil, this plant type produces surface finishes that match cold rolled strip produced in 20-high mills.
First in line here is the continuous entry section. It includes these machines: double pay-off reel, crop shear for the strip head end, welder, strip accumulator, and strip cleaning section. Downstream of that, the tandem mill consists of up to five stands in 18-HS design plus a powerful pinch roll unit on the exit side. Also designed for continuous operation, the runout section features a double tension reel.
It has been some ten years since SMS group developed the 18-HS mill available in combination with CVC® plus. This design is not only ideal for rolling high strength and stainless steels, but also fully operational in both both reversing mills (RCM) and tandem mills (TCM).
Key components of 18-HS roll sets for RCMs are slim laterally supported work rolls. They come in diameters of between 120 and 160 millimeters, depending on the mill stand size. What they have in common is that they are all capable of high reductions. This mill type can roll even AISI 200, 300 and 400-grade unpickled material to produce high-quality finished strip.
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- Integrated solutions consisting of mechanics, electrics, and automation
- The benefits of long-term experience with X-Pact® world-leading automation
- Energy distribution and drive systems
- The only genuine future-proof automation system
- Control stations designed around the operator
- Innovative HMI system for production-centered operation
- Plug & Work integration test, process and production simulation, near-reality 3D visualization
- All-inclusive modernization
- International setup
Products and solutions for 18-roll millssolutions
Our specialists in electrics, automation, technology, and mechanics work hand in hand to ensure your systems function smoothly. That’s how we create intelligent, market-centered solutions that boost your production.
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