Electrical and Automation Systems

Continuous caster for flat products

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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Precise mold level control with automatic adaption to process requirements

Your benefits

  • Top product quality
  • Better process stability
  • High plant availability
  • Lower consumption material cost
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Largest width changes, optimized for crack-sensitive grades

Your benefits

  • Highly flexible production
  • Less scrap, more throughput
  • Highest flexibility in production 
  • Higher safety
  • Top-quality production
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Your view inside the mold during the solidification process

Your benefits

  • More efficient longitudinal-crack prediction
  • More efficient breakout prediction
  • Higher safety
  • Better process monitoring
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3D temperature control

Your benefits

  • Top product quality
  • Cost-effective process guidance 
  • Low energy consumption due to ideal slab exit temperature (hot charging)

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.

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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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Energy distribution and drive systems

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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Production planning
systems (PPS)

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.

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Motion controller

You can achieve even better performance from our mechatronic systems in your continuous casters with our high- performance, real-time motion controllers. Our Motion Controller is a highly effective tool for parameter setting, position control, communication, and diagnostics.

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X-Pact® PGS – Process guidance

Our Process Guidance System sets a new standard in reliable, automatic control of complex plants. What makes the guidance system stand out is its process-oriented, ergonomic, and simple operation plus high transparency and scalability. 

For further information please check our brochures in the Download section

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

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.