Electrical and Automation Systems

Submerged arc furnace (ferroalloy)

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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Special energy control method for FeNi SAF

Your benefits

  • Efficient energy input due to more stable arc power
  • Smoother furnace operation with better smelting and reduction performance due to smaller electrode movements
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Your benefits

  • Stable melting process
  • Smaller electrode movements
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  • High-definition refractory lining monitoring
  • System and heat flow measurements in SAF lining

Your benefits

  • HD system with higher density of measuring points
  • Better process monitoring
  • Longer service life of the refractory lining
  • Efficient fiber optics sensor technology
  • Less cabling effort, almost maintenance-free
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Recording material, energy, and utility consumption levels and generating reports including the main heat data

Your benefits

  • Reliable information for profitable SAF operation
  • Automatically prepared reports 
  • Reports issued via HMI or web-based and mobile solutions

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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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.

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Our Process Guidance System sets a new standard in reliable, automatic control of complex plants. What makes the guidance system stand out is its process-oriented, ergonomic, and simple operation plus high transparency and scalability. 

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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Learn about our plant technology covering the entire process chain for the production of high-quality metals.