Electrical and Automation Systems

20-High 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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Offline simulation of possible roll combinations

Your Benefits:

  • Pre check-up during production planning
  • Coordination with roll shop for rolls availability
  • Reduced downtime between rolling passes by optimization of roll stack geometry
  • Roll shop work preparation
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Physical process model to calculate the optimum set-points for the 20-high actuators (mono block or split block) - online or offline version

Your Benefits

  • Provides best possible thickness, profile and flatness results
  • High production flexibility
  • Stable rolling process
  • Adaption of model parameters with regard to process results
  • Constant highest product quality regarding strip geometry
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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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  • Volume flow control system entry and exit thickness gauges incl. precise entry and exit speed measurement
  • Friction change compensation at acceleration and deceleration phases
  • Strip Hardness change compensation during rolling

Your Benefits:

  • Minimization of off-gauge lengths and thickness disturbances
  • Stable , improved, operator independent rolling process
  • Highest quality even during acceleration and deceleration

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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SMSgroup Böttner, Detlef

Detlef Böttner

SMS group GmbH
Electrical and Automation Systems Cold Rolling Mills
Wiesenstrasse 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Phone : +49 2733 29 1257
Fax : +49 2733 29 771257


Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.