Sandvik Materials Technology, Sweden, commissioned a 75-ton AOD converter modernized by SMS group at its Sandviken site in August 2018.
The SMS group's scope of supply comprised a new converter tilt drive, a hydraulic torque support, erection, and supervision of erection and commissioning.
The new tilting drive features a unique modern gear wheel design developed by SMS group. The optimized tooth and flank profile ensures the pressure is distributed evenly across the whole load spectrum, while the surface pressure itself is far lower than with conventional wheels. With this new design, the drive torque capacity and thus the productivity of the converter can be increased without the need for additional space.