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Hot rolling mills for aluminum

Hot rolling
Flexible concepts for Aluminum strip and plate

You are guaranteed to benefit from our long-standing technological expertise in hot rolling processes for the aluminum industry. Out of this comes highly developed technology, automation and service packages that feature custom-designed solutions for all your wants and needs.


Reversing hot rolling lines for plates

Main data
  • Production of plate
  • Width: up to 5.5 m
  • Thickness: up to 200 mm
  • Length: up to 35 m
  • Capacity: approx. 200,000 tpy
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Compact single-stand reversing mills for strip

Main data
  • Production of strip (and plate)
  • Width: up to 3 m
  • Thickness: down to 3.5 mm
  • Capacity: approx. 150,000 tpy
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Reversing mills for strip (1 + 1)

Main data
  • Production of strip and plate
  • Width: up to 3 m
  • Thickness: down to 2.5 mm
  • Capacity: approx. 250,000 tpy
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Semi-continuous hot mill lines for strip (1 + 4)

Main data
  • Production of strip
  • Width: up to 2.8 m
  • Thickness: down to 1.8 mm
  • Capacity: approx. 800,000 tpy
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Rolling technology

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Edging stands
Higher yield, flexible design

You want to increase yield by reducing trimming losses? Our edging stands are perfect for this job.

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Transfer bar cooling
Cooling boosts production

The beauty of transfer bar cooling is that it boosts output.

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Mill stand actuators
for close plate and strip tolerances

Our mill stands come equipped with powerful actuators so you can produce hot strip and plate to close thickness and profile tolerances.

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Work roll brushes
Excellent surface quality

You can rely on our work roll brushes to keep your rolls free from aluminum oxide pick-ups.

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SIEFLEX®HT - high capacity spindle

Our SIEFLEX®-HT gear-type spindles are engineered to transmit ...

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SMS giant torque spindles

As a result of systematic developments in materials, geometry, and the tribo-system, SMS giant torque spindles ...

Selected References

15 new hot rolling mills (since 2000)

Electrical and automation systems

X-Pact® Coiler Control

Technological control system to ensure best product quality and high process stability during strip winding on up- and down coilers.

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X-Pact® Mill Stand Control (TCS)

Technological Control System to ensure highest product quality (HGC, WRB, IRB, CVC®)

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X-Pact® Pass Schedule Calculation (PSC®)

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

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X-Pact® Profile and Flatness Control (PFC)

Highest product quality regarding strip geometry

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X-Pact® Temperature Control

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X-Shape Flatness Measurement and Control

Stand-alone measuring system for flatness control perfectly tailored to your process requirements.

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Digital twin

Digital counterpart of a customer-specific plant

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Plug & Work

3D real-time simulation of technology prior to installation

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Product quality analyzer (PQA®)

Solution for smooth process flow and constant high quality

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Remote service

Always at your side, quickly and dependably, worldwide

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Upgrade Package Basic Automation

New state of the art hardware, latest development software

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Safeguarding plant lifetime

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X-Pact® Business Intelligence

Systematic analysis of data in an electronic form

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X-Pact® Drive

Low voltage frequency converter as integral part of X-Pact®

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X-Pact® Energy Advisor

Energy management for metallurgical plants and rolling mills

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X-Pact® MES 4.0

Production planning and scheduling for all production units in the plant

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X-Pact® Process Condition Analyzer (PCA)

The "transparent" plant

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X-Pact® Process Guidance

New standard for the future automatic control of complex plants

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X-Pact® Sense

Intelligent sensor system and camera-based solutions

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X-Pact® Vision Mobile Operation

Easy access on process results - Full information and control everywhere

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X-Pact® Vision Operation and Visualization

Innovative HMI and new control station

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Drive Systems

More reliability in the drive train due to Drive Systems provided by SMS group.

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Digital documentation: First step to a smart plant.

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Emergency support - Remote Service

For easy identification of defects and malfunctions and quick initiation of measures for fault elimination.

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Equipment check

Regular inspections and maintenance form the basis for safeguarding the efficiency of your equipment.

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Genius CM®

The Genius Condition Monitoring includes a modularly designed, permanent online monitoring system.

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High-torque spindle for rolling mills

The new Sieflex® HT gear-type self-aligning spindle is a key to greater rolling torques and forces.

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Long-term maintenance services

SMS group offers you the full range of services along the value chain, while you can focus entirely on your core competences.

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Maintenance and Repairs

What we mean by condition monitoring is constant analysis of ongoing machine operations.

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Maintenance tools - IMMS®

The Integrated Maintenance Management System (IMMS) guarantees effective and economical maintenance.

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Safety Locator

Protect your most valuable asset - your employees - with the SMS group Safety Locator!

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Smart Maintenance

Digitalize your maintenance with SMS group!

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WearComp® - A revolution in maintenance management

Grease lubrication is an expensive and time consuming affair. Components made from the patented compound material WearComp® are self-lubricating.

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SMSgroup Ohrndorf, Ralf

Ralf Ohrndorf

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Aluminium
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach-Dahlbruch

Phone : +49 2733 29 1620
Fax : +49 2733 29 771620

SMSgroup Schultz, Günter

Günter Schultz

SMS group GmbH
Service Hot Rolling Mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach-Dahlbruch

Phone : +49 2733 29 1556
Fax : +49 2733 29 771556

SMSgroup Ahrens,Dr. Martin

Dr. Martin Ahrens

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Electrics/Automation Aluminium Mills
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf

Phone : +49 211 881 5634
Fax : +49 211 881 775634