Hot strip mills for steel

Hot rolling
Hot strip mills

You'll appreciate X-Roll® hot strip mills from SMS group as all-round plants for high-quality hot strip. They are designed to produce flat steel from thin strip with a minimum final gauge of 1.2 millimeters to high-strength pipe steels up to 25.4 millimeters thick, including stainless steel grades. Implemented here are many technologies that ensure excellent hot strip quality as well as high cost efficiency and availability.


High-capacity Hot strip mill (up to 5.5 million t/year)

Core Components
  • Slab sizing press for substantial width reduction
  • Two reversing roughing stands with attached edger
  • Transfer table with highly efficient heat covers
  • 7 finishing stands with CVC® plus technology
  • Cooling section
  • 3 downcoilers
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Compact Hot strip mill (up to 4.0 million t/year)

Core components
  • One reversing roughing stand with attached edger
  • Mandrel-less coilbox to reduce total mill length and to homogenize the transfer bar temperature
  • 6 finishing stands with CVC® plus technology
  • Cooling section
  • 2 downcoilers 
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Camber free rolling for roughing stands image

Camber free rolling for roughing stands

Our roughing mill stands are designed to produce straight ...

CVC plus for finishing mill stands

CVC® plus for finishing mill stands

Our finishing mill stands are equipped with CVC® plus ...

SIEFLEX HT - high capacity spindle image

SIEFLEX®HT - high capacity spindle

Our SIEFLEX®HT gear-type spindles transmit the drive ...

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Strip cooling systems

Strip cooling is an important metallurgical process in ...

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Improving plant efficiency

Four dimensions to improve the performance of existing plants

X-Roll® Oil Bearing

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.

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Selected References

Electrical and Automation Systems



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Modernizing the Salzgitter Hot Strip Mill - large advances thanks to step-by-step revamps

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Shougang Jingtang X-Roll® Hot Strip Mill - built on new ground



SMSgroup Pronold, Klaus

Klaus Pronold

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Electrics/Automation Flat Rolling Mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Phone : +49 2733 29 1089
Fax : +49 2733 29 771089

SMSgroup Reichel, Heiko

Heiko Reichel

SMS group GmbH
Hot rolling mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach

Phone : +49 2733 29 1573
Fax : +49 2733 29 771573