Heavy plate mills for steelHot rolling
Whether skyscrapers or offshore platforms, giant bridges or slender wind turbines, pipelines, gasholders for enormous pressures, excavators, mobile cranes, container ships, luxury liners - heavy plate covers a vast range of applications. Ideal for all these products are heavy-plate mills from SMS group. They also allow steelmakers to supply plates with tailor-made material properties designed for tight geometrical tolerances. As a system supplier, SMS offers you the complete technology spectrum from reheating furnaces to heat treatment including mechanical engineering, electrical and automation systems, and process know-how.
- Integrated solutions consisting of mechanics, electrics, and automation
- The benefits of long-term experience with X-Pact® world-leading automation
- Energy distribution and drive systems
- The only genuine future-proof automation system
- Control stations designed around the operator
- Innovative HMI system for production-centered operation
- Plug & Work integration test, process and production simulation, near-reality 3D visualization
- All-inclusive modernization
- International setup
Products and solutions for heavy plate millssolutions
Our specialists in electrics, automation, technology, and mechanics work hand in hand to ensure your systems function smoothly. That’s how we create intelligent, market-centered solutions that boost your production. This approach not only drives our technological solutions. It’s also to your advantage because our entire scope of supply and services – from plant engineering to process engineering, electrics and automation, manufacturing, assembly, Plug & Work testing, commissioning, right through to after-sales service – is geared to your specific requirements.
Hydrodynamic roll-neck bearings from SMS group are highly advanced and elementary components of modern rolling mill technology. That's because they support the load-bearing backup rolls. Even under extremely tough operating conditions, they ensure long roll service life and minimal maintenance outlay. This is how roll-neck bearings contribute substantially to meeting the high requirements for optimal final strip geometry.
The robust slipper-type spindle stands for greater reductions per pass and longer service life. After intensively analyzing analyzed material and stress conditions, SMS group enhanced the superiority of these spindles.
- 30% and more - Safe transmission of even the highest torques
- Length compensation for CVC® shifting
- Easy and reduced maintenance
- Longer service life
Significant savings in servicing and maintenance:
- Reduced oil consumption up to 50%
- Higher work safety; cleaner plant environment without aerosols
- Separate, closed lubrication system that can simultaneously be used for the work rolls.
The Genius Condition Monitoring includes a modularly designed, permanent online monitoring system. It controls and records the current condition of wear-prone plant components and notifies when situations become critical.
1. Monitoring of toothing
(Gear mesh frequency) MDVA - Diagnostic Vibration Anaysis
2. Bearing damage
3. Gear unit lubrication
(Dirt particles, oil flow, water level) HDM - Hydraulic Monitoring
4. Spindle monitoring
(Torque) TAS - Torque Analysis System
5. Process monitoring
MiDaS - Mill Diagnostic System
The Integrated Maintenance Management System (IMMS) is a combination of a CMMS software and valuable data based on decades of SMS experience. From elaborate analyses and existing documents, SMS creates a plant specific, customized package of component- related maintenance strategies for technically and commercially effective maintenance.
IMMS® - steps required for a complete maintenance system
SMS group GmbH
Flat Rolling Plants Division
: +49 2733 29 1616
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SMS group GmbH
Sales Electrical and Automation Systems Flat Rolling Mills
: +49 2733 29 1089
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