Electrical and Automation Systems

Hot strip 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 physical process model calculates the best set-points for the CVC® plus actuators

Your benefits

  • Best profile, contour, and flatness results
  • Fewer profile anomalies
  • High production flexibility 
  • Longer rolling campaigns
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Online and offline calculation of strip properties such as yield strength, tensile strength, elongation to fracture, material microstructure

Your benefits

  • Fewer material samples
  • Prediction of material properties for faster quality release of strips after rolling
  • Analyzes impact of chemical components and process parameters on mechanical properties
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Control system for camber and wedge-free rolling in the roughing mill

Your benefits

  • Lower cost due to higher yield 
  • Better strip geometry, low camber and wedge
  • Stable process / fewer cobbles in the FM due to better strip guidance
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  • Automatic levelling
  • Tail-out monitoring
  • Roll alignment control
  • Thrust force compensation

Your benefits

  • Thin gauges
  • Stable rolling process 
  • Better strip flow
  • Fewer tail-end cobbles

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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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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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.

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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