Tilt drive

A well-made tilt drive made in the SMS group workshop in Germany exceeds the basic function of just turning the vessel: It provides superior process control, reliability and maintainability. SMS group tilt drives can be seamlessly integrated in a Genius CM® condition monitoring system in order to require even less attention by plant maintenance personnel.

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  • Advanced gear design and optional case hardening of bull gear result in higher safety and smaller footprint
  • Highly customizable for tilting speed, acceleration, arrangement, etc.


  • Higher tilting speeds and acceleration increase productive time by approx. 250h per year and converter
  • Higher acceleration reduces carry over slag during BOF tapping
  • Superior availability reduces maintenance cost and provides unsurpassed operational stability