Electrical and Automation Systems

Electric 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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Simultaneous control of foaming Slag, Power, Burner and HBI/DRI Feeding

Your benefits

  • Lower energy consumption with better, reproducible furnace operating methods
  • Higher production due to shorter tap-to-tap times
  • Easy integration into your existing automation systems
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Your benefits

  • Latest design acc. to IEC 62271- 200:2003
  • Long-life motorized vacuum furnace breaker
  • Dual breakers for high-power input of up to 250 MVA transformers
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Cost-effective determination of Charge materials, alloys / slag building material, electrical and chemical Energy

Your benefits

  • All-round solution for the EAF process
  • Process sequence charts for every material mix
  • Low energy input and short treatment time
  • Low-cost calculation for all materials
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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.

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

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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

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.