Long Product MinimillsMinimills
Minimills are part of our DNA. We pioneered the idea of an integrated plant consisting of an electric-arc furnace and associated rolling mill - and turned it into reality. Today, SMS minimills consistently deliver the highest performance and shortest downtimes. You'll always receive innovative, integrated automation solutions designed to boost productivity and reduce your manpower. All this ensures you reap a fast return on investment.
Our melt shops and rolling mill technologies set the benchmark for long-product minimills, with capacities ranging from 150,000 to over 2,000,000 tpy. Here you'll find the most complete product range in the industry - whether it's for wire rod and coiled bars, or straight merchant and SBQ bars, sections, rails, or pipes. Wherever possible, we combine leading technology with top quality from renowned brands, all of which have become part of the SMS group over the years. Included here are ABB, Mannesmann Demag, Schloemann, Siemag, MAN-GHH, Krupp, Möller & Neumann, Sack, and many others. All this ensures you get smooth processes and perfect product quality.
Our CMT® technology eliminates the need for handling and reheating by linking the caster to the mill. An induction heater gives you perfect control of the starting temperature for the rolling mill - according to the billet speed. Using CMT® technology means no foundation works in the furnace area and no billet storage are necessary. Environmental aspects demonstrated by the Tung Ho reference plant:
- Savings of 72,000 tpy of CO2 emissions (greenhouse effect)
- Savings of 410 tpy of SO2 emissions (acid rain)
- Savings of 225 tpy of NOx emissions (acid rain)
The task: To set up of a consignment warehouse for spare and wear parts objectives
- No warehouse, personnel or spare parts investment cost, payment only when parts are withdrawn
- Pay upon demand out of operative cash flow
- Warehousing risks born by SMS group
- 24/7 availability
- Provision of warehouse-staff for parts issuing 7 days per week