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Compact breakdown mills

Crucial to effective production in semi-continuous and reversing mills are our breakdown mills. They create the leader passes before rolling in the finishing mill, e.g. a CCS® tandem reversing mill. These two-high reversing mills also make all the difference in blooming mills that produce smaller billets from large-dimensioned cast material.

To develop our new generation of breakdown mills, we combined our vast experience with cutting-edge design and calculation tools, including the finite element method (FEM).

Out of this evolved mill stands offering higher stiffness and greater potential rolling loads, yet more compact design and lower investment costs.
All this explains why SMS group has supplied 20 breakdown mills in the last 10 years alone.

You benefit from:

  • Constant roll force measurement via hydraulic cylinders and pressure transducers
  • Automatic overload protection with quick roll gap opening to avoid roll breaks or damage to the adjusting system
  • Top mill stand stiffness for better dimensional accuracy
  • Roll changing within max. 20 minutes
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