The cooling system is the central metallurgical tool in plate production. That's why plate cooling systems from SMS group offer you high cooling rates, flexible cooling strategies, and exact control with a powerful cooling model.
Furthermore, we tailor them to your requirements. Our cooling technology comes in two basic types - each available as stand-alone or combined systems.
The laminar cooling option scores with low energy consumption and low maintenance costs. It also features
accelerated cooling and direct quenching, so this design can produce
a wide range of high-strength plates at low cost. Alternatively, there is our spray cooling system based on nozzle technology. This solution ensures very high cooling rates and flexible cooling strategies for a wide range of complex steel grades. To achieve good plate flatness even at high cooling rates, pinch rolls guide the plate through the process.
Our X-Pact® cooling model controls the cooling curve. It's based on a mathematical-physical process model which links the plate data with metallurgical parameters stored in a database. Starting from these values, the model calculates the right cooling curve for each plate.