Bright steel lines

Machines for key processes

Clean, smooth surfaces, high dimensional accuracy, and amazingly low-cost to produce - these are the benefits that make bright steel so valuable to many industries. Typical here is the example of automotive manufacturing: car makers use bright steel for steering and drive components, piston rods, and suspension springs. Bright steel is also crucial in engineering, equipment manufacturing, and the medical industry.


SMS group has banked more than 80 years’ experience in making machinery to draw, peel, and grind bright steel. It’s an expertise stretching back to the heritage brands of Schumag and Kieserling which have been part of SMS group since 2008.

Line Concepts

Bright steel processing machines

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Bright Steel Process

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Starting material

Hot-rolled wire rod or bars made of all common steel alloys, round cast steel, titanium and other non-ferrous metals

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  • Payoff
  • Coil end opener or manipulator 
  • Prestraightener
  • Descaling
  • Straightener
  • Sizing stand
  • Bar feeder and separator
  • Black bar straightening machine
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Drawing or peeling

  • Carriage drawing machines
  • Chain track drawing machines
  • PM, PMS or PMH series peeling machines
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  • Two-roll straightening machines (WRP)
  • Straightening and polishing
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Final machining

  • Impact shearing
  • Material inspection 
  • End machining
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  • Round, square, rectangular or hexagonal cross-sections as rings or bars
  • Special sections
  • Solid material or thick-wall tube 
  • Bundling and packing
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Schleipo grinding and polishing machine
RSM 60 regulating wheel grinder


Drawing lines

Individual machines, intelligently combined

SMS group offers you high-performance, combined drawing lines for round, square, hexagonal, and special-shaped bars. Starting from safe loading of the uncoiler through to the finished bar bundle, our engineers ensure your line components are perfectly tailored to your specific requirements. Depending on your application, you can choose from two types of continuous drawing systems: conventional cam- type drawing machines, and chain track drawing machines. Both guarantee optimal production efficiency and high-quality finished products.

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Peeling lines

A machine for every application

SMS group supplies both standalone peelers and complex integrated peeling lines featuring a maximum level of automation. Included here are bar-to-bar and coil-to- bar operating modes for cylindrical, conical and, double cone bars, as well as coil- to-coil operation. Always at the heart of these bright steel centers is our PM (peeling machine) technology. That ensures you achieve the highest standards in quality, productivity, and flexibility.

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Grinding lines

Maximum surface quality at your command

High rigidity, excellent dynamic behavior and low vibrations: it's no wonder our customers have relied on our centerless grinders for more than 65 years. All Schleipo type grinders operate with a constant grinding axis. That eliminates lateral adjustment of the bar guides and creates ideal conditions for fast, high-quality grinding and polishing.

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Bright bar straightening

High bar straightness

Whether two-millimeter thin wire or anything up to formats a hundred times larger - SMS group supplies the right straightening solution for all your long products. Especially crucial for the straightness of bright steel bars are, for example, piston rods and printer feed shafts.

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Digital documentation: First step to a smart plant

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Emergency support - Remote Service

For easy identification of defects and malfunctions and quick initiation of measures for fault elimination.

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Equipment check

Regular inspections and maintenance form the basis for safeguarding the efficiency of your equipment.

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Reference - Warehousing at Sulb

Availability of spare and wear parts is ensured by three-shift operation of the warehouse, available on a 24/7 basis.

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Safety Locator

Protect your most valuable asset - your employees - with the SMS group Safety Locator!

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Smart Maintenance

Digitalize your maintenance with SMS group!

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Plant technology
Bright Steel Processing Lines
PMH Series Peeling Lines Heavy-Cut Applications
Bright Steel Processing Lines
PM Series Peeling Lines High-Speed, Close Tolerance
Bar Conditioning Lines
High-Speed Straightening
Bright Steel Processing Machines
Maintenance service
Motorised Drawing Die Adjustment
Schumatronik Digital
Competitive Grinding Machine Control System
Overhauling and Modernising Grinding Machines
Drawing Die Adjustment System
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SMSgroup Rößeler, Falk

Falk Rößeler

SMS group GmbH
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 2686
Fax : +49 2161 350 42686

SMSgroup Roder, Georg

Georg Roder

SMS group GmbH
Service Bright Steel Lines
Ohlerkirchweg 66
41069 Mönchengladbach

Phone : +49 2161 350 2735
Fax : +49 2161 350 452