Electrical and Automation Systems

18-HS mills

Products and Solutions

SMS group's Electrical and Automation Systems are perfectly geared to the technological and operating requirements of your plants.

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The system calculates the set-points per pass according to current process parameters and limitations

Your benefits

  • Optimal rolling process
  • Top production
  • Best product quality
  • Support for new product development
  • High production flexibility
  • Better rolling stability
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Roll-gap setting as a function of material properties and dimensions as well as current mill condition

Your benefits

  • Stable rolling right from the strip head end
  • Fewer off-gauge and off-flatness lengths at the strip head
  • Easier threading
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Stand-alone measuring system for flatness control perfectly tailored to your process requirements.

Your benefits

  • Max. utilization of flatness actuators
  • Suitable for any mill configuration (4Hi, 6Hi, shifting)
  • Better strip flatness
  • Fewer off-flatness lengths
  • Stable rolling process
  • Higher rolling speeds
  • Higher production rates
  • Mark-free measurement due to closed shell
  • Adjustable measuring zone sensitivity
  • Measurement up to 3,000 mm (96 sensors)
  • Maintenance-free roll electronics
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Mass flow control system with entry and exit laser speed measurement plus entry and exit thickness gauges

Your benefits

  • Reduced off-gauge lengths at the strip heads and tails
  • Much better strip gauge quality even during acceleration and deceleration
  • Very stable rolling process
  • Higher productivity at faster rolling speed

Operation and visualization

The operator – at center stage

Our ergonomically designed control stations support the activities of your operating personnel. Included here is our new HMI system which guides them intelligently through the process.

Plug & Work

Many customers around the world have already benefited from Plug & Work for more than 100 new plant and modernization projects. Our references prove that Plug & Work ensures a much earlier return on investment than conventional approaches.

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Plug and Work - Testfield Ma'aden

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We develop strategies to ensure your production continues throughout alteration or modernization work. Compared with conventional methods, they give you more effective protection against failure, shorter commissioning times, steeper run-up curves, and an early return on investment.

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Our Electrical and Automation Systems division also supplies all the equipment you need for energy distribution and drive technology. All this ensures you benefit from low investment and operating costs due to minimal power losses, plus compact design and low maintenance.

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Available from our X-Pact® Level 3 system are all the tools required for planning and manufacturing all production processes in metallurgical plants and rolling mills.

For further information please check our brochures in the Download section

X-Pact® PQA

Product Quality Assessment

PQA (product quality assessment) is a quality management system for centralized recording and evaluation of measurement and process data along the entire process chain. You'll enjoy these benefits:

  • More effective process (in the individual production facilities and along the entire process chain)
  • Superior product quality
  • Lower production costs
  • Higher yield
  • Better complaints management
  • Fewer complaints
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Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.