Electrical and Automation Systems

Converter steelmaking

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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Better process with automatic tapping

Your benefits

  • Higher reproducibility
  • Equalized times
  • Better working environment and safety
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Energy-efficient automation for dedusting plants

Your benefits

  • Top suction power with low energy consumption
  • Flexible reaction to each process step
  • No additional measurement 
  • Easy to extend to new plant configurations
  • More than 25% energy saving
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Stable model for better performance even under poorer conditions

Your benefits

  • Flexible, cost-saving use of charging materials and media
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Integrated and automated ladle management

Your benefits

  • No ladle breakouts
  • Precise detection of lining condition and longer ladle service life
  • Ideal tapping temperature, lower energy cost, and fewer ladles needed due to better logistics
  • Automatic registration of ladles for the next work step

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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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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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.