Electrical and Automation Systems

Heavy plate mills for steel

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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The system calculates the set-points per pass according to current process parameters and limitations

Your benefits

  • Optimal rolling process
  • Top production
  • Best product quality
  • Support for new product development
  • High production flexibility
  • Better rolling stability
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Multi plate rolling
Process temperature model for precise determination of rolling sequence

Your benefits

  • Production of micro-alloyed high strength steel with higher ductility requirements
  • Stable thermo-mechanical rolling process
  • Better thermo-mechanical production rate with sophisticated staggering of plates in the mill area
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In-bar temperature control over the entire plate length

Your benefits

  • Very high accuracy for repeatable material properties
  • Cooling strategies for a wide range of hot rolled products
  • Suitable for use with different mechanical designs
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The levelling model controls the process and calculates exactly how to adjust the straightening rolls and torques

Your benefits

  • Flattens and removes residual stress from the plate
  • Option of 9 or 5-role mode for a broader leveling range without changing rolls

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

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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Energy distribution and drive systems

Our Electrical and Automation Systems division also supplies all the equipment you need for energy distribution and drive technology. All this ensures you benefit from low investment and operating costs due to minimal power losses, plus compact design and low maintenance.

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Production planning
systems (PPS)

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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Ergonomic control desk design

We developed a control desk especially for heavy plate mills. Now your operators can enjoy a completely new production-centered environment. Essential to the design is the operator's view of the entire production process. To ensure this all- round vision, we tailor the automation structures to your plants.

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.