Section and billet millsHot rolling
SMS group always has you in mind when we design plant and machinery exclusively for you and your products. This includes everything you want - from beams and sections to rails and semi-finished products - down to the very last detail. Also incorporated are complete rolling lines with ready-integrated heat-treatment and finishing equipment. These plants are perfect for producing e.g. head-hardened rails, which have a very long service life that makes them great for high-load applications. So you benefit measurably from our technologies because we continually improve them. That ensures they are much more cost-effective and deliver demonstrably higher quality than the alternatives.
SMS group has banked vast experience in planning and building section and billet mills. Considering our long list of almost 200 references since 1950, we enjoy the status of a true market leader in this field.
You know single-purpose rail mills are designed specifically for producing rails for railroads as well as crane rails, tram rails, and special rails. But it's also possible to use combined rail and section mills.
We developed a universal rolling method using a tandem reversing group. That ensures you can cost-effectively roll rails as well as beams and other sections on the same compact mill.
Extremely versatile, heavy section mills produce not only beams, but also channels, angles, shipbuilding sections, special sections, and sheet piles. Depending on your product range, we design your mill for the size spectrum you want. Typically, these mills produce web heights measuring up to 1,000 mm. Yet they can also handle 1,100 mm webs for super-heavy beams. Heavy section mills always come in the form of reversing mills.
You’ll find many uses for our medium section mills because they are perfect for smaller beams, channels, angles, flats as well as special sections. These mills produce web heights between approx. 100 mm and 600 mm. Whatever your product range and output, we adapt the mill stand arrangement to suit you. That’s how SMS has already implemented three different layouts for various customers. Included in the types we supply are reversing mills, semi-continuous, and fully-continuous mills.
Do you want to produce semi-finished products such as blooms, billets, hexagonal dimensions, or large round bars? We offer you two mill types that are ideal for these purposes. Blooming mills roll billets from ingots or large continuous-cast input stock. Billet mills manufacture high-quality and stainless steel products, e.g. for the automotive industry. You can vary the dimensions of your products from approx. 50 to 350 mm in diameter or edge length. One stand-out feature here is our HSC® Hydraulic Size Control. Originally engineered for our section mills, this technology ensures you achieve tolerances as close as a quarter of the DIN EN standard.
Also available to you are PROgauge® measurement systems. They provide online product parameters so you can perfectly monitor and control your rolling or production process. The core technology behind all applications is the same: contactless measurement of cross-sections by two-dimensional triangulation. What's different each time is that we customize your measurement system to your product portfolio and infrastructure, for example your rolling mill layout.
Remote access to the machine control system for fault analysis is possible only after authentication by the customer. Direct analysis and evaluation of the operating parameters are performed online by the SMS Service employees. They can easily identify defects and malfunctions and initiate measures for fault elimination. Remote access also allows the system software to be updated. Naturally, the installation of the necessary hardware and software for the remote access is already included in the remote service.
No stores, no personnel costs - and yet all parts are on hand: These are the advantages of the warehousing service offered, under which SMS group manage the storage of spare parts on the customer's behalf by SULB.
Unwanted downtimes are history
This forward-looking development and implementation of an advanced spare parts supply concept reduces the servicing times and prevents unwanted downtimes.
The availability of spare and wear parts is ensured by three-shift operation of the warehouse, available on a 24/7 basis. The entire warehouse concept was originated in close coordination with SULB. The customer has access to the whole storage system at any time and thus has complete cost transparency. The stock is retrievable online around the clock. SULB is just one of several examples in which the SMS group has assumed warehouse management.