Tandem cold mills for aluminum

Cold Rolling
High productivity in aluminum strip production

Aiming to produce just short of half a million tpy of aluminum cold strip? Then tandem cold mills (TCM) from SMS group are the most efficient option for you. Designed in 4-high or 6-high configurations, they feature our well-known CVC® plus as well as other cutting-edge rolling technologies. Here you will experience the latest developments in cooling, strip-edge control, and roll bending to ensure excellent strip quality and profitable operation. Also available to you are highly advanced filter and exhaust air purification systems that meet even the strictest environmental regulations.

Tandem cold mill designs

Efficient designs for can stock
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A1 solutions for large volumes of high-quality strip

TCM - The most efficient solution

AA3xxx and AA5xxx-series aluminum grades are typically used for manufacturing beverage cans. This is where tandem cold mills (TCM) offer you the most efficient solution. Operating several single-stand mills doesn't make economic sense, especially if you want a production volume of up to 400,000 tpy. That's why there is high market demand for TCM with two to four stands in CVC® plus design.

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Flexible Designs For Automotive Grade

Solutions for combined reduction and skin pass / EDT rolling

There is an ever-growing demand from the automotive industry for aluminum. You can fully exploit this market with SMS group solutions. Highly formable 5xxx-series alloys are mainly used for inner car body parts, whereas 6xxx-series alloys are favored for exposed outer parts. To ensure you meet car manufacturers' requirements, we developed our innovative combined reduction and EDT rolling mill. It's available in single or twin-stand versions.

Technology

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Dry strip system (DS system)

Excellent strip surface quality.

Now available to you is our new-generation DS system. It offers you an ideal, contact-free way to...

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Superior design and actuators for roll gap setting

Outstanding CVC® plus 4-high and CVC® plus 6-high designs for better yield and quality, proven by more than 800 installed systems:

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High-efficiency cooling unit (HEC)

Rolling oil is essential for aluminum cold rolling. Unfortunately, its temperature sensitivity limits the rolling speed...

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Inductive edge heating system

It's a huge challenge to avoid excessive tension at the strip edge during aluminum strip cold rolling. The conventional solution ...

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EDT rolling – Customized surface properties for automotive sheets

There are extremely high demands on material for exposed car panels. Here, automotive manufacturers insist on ...

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Extended bending system (EBS) – Maximum flexibility during EBS

Unique to our extended bending system (EBS) is the maximum flexibility it creates in skin passing. It works by adapting rolling ...

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Multi-Plate® filter – Efficient rolling oil cleaning

Here is a well-balanced and ecofriendly filter technology for your premium-quality cold rolling mill: the SMS group Multi-Plate® filter.

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Airwash™ system – Clean air and low costs

It's important to clean the polluted exhaust air from aluminum and non ferrous cold rolling mills. Ideal for this job is our Airwash™ ...

Selected References


Electrical and automation systems

Induction heaters

Thermal expansion of work rolls in the strip edge area with mechanical positioning of the induction heaters

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X-Pact® Advanced Thickness Control

Highest quality even during acceleration and deceleration

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X-Pact® Coiler Control

Control system to ensure the product quality and process stability during coiling

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X-Pact® Extended Bending System (EBS)

EBS technology for highest accuracy during Electro Discharge Texturing (EDT) rolling

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X-Pact® Mill Stand Control (TCS)

Technological Control System to ensure highest product quality (HGC, WRB, IRB, CVC®)

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X-Pact® Pass Schedule Calculation (PSC®)

The system calculates the set-points per pass according to current process parameters and limitations

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X-Pact® Total Roll Gap Control (TRC®)

Roll-gap setting as a function of material properties and dimensions as well as current mill condition

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X-Shape Flatness Measurement and Control

Stand-alone measuring system for flatness control perfectly tailored to your process requirements.

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Product quality analyzer (PQA)

Solution for smooth process flow and constant high quality

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Upgrade package

New state of the art hardware, latest development software

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Virtualization

Safeguarding plant lifetime

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X-Pact® Business Intelligence

Systematic analysis of data in an electronic form

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X-Pact® Condition Advisor

The transparent plant

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X-Pact® Drive

Low voltage frequency converter as integral part of X-Pact®

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X-Pact® Energy Advisor

Energy management for metallurgical plants and rolling mills

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X-Pact® MES 4.0

Production planning and scheduling for all production units in the plant

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X-Pact® Vision Mobile Operation

Easy access on process results - Full information and control everywhere

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X-Pact® Vision Operation and Visualization

Innovative HMI and new control station

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Service

Coating technologies for rolling mills

Chrome is one of the hardest metals, with excellent corrosion resistance and a low frictional coefficient.

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eDoc

Digital documentation: First step to a smart plant

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Equipment check

Regular inspections and maintenance form the basis for safeguarding the efficiency of your equipment.

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Genius CM

The Genius Condition Monitoring includes a modularly designed, permanent online monitoring system.

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High-torque spindle for rolling mills

The new Sieflex® HT gear-type self-aligning spindle is a key to greater rolling torques and forces.

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Long-term maintenance services

SMS group offers you the full range of services along the value chain, while you can focus entirely on your core competences.

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Maintenance tools - IMMS

The Integrated Maintenance Management System (IMMS) guarantees effective and economical maintenance.

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WearComp® - A revolution in maintenance management

Grease lubrication is an expensive and time consuming affair. Components made from the patented compound material WearComp® are self-lubricating.

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Downloads

Plant technology
Automotive Applications
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Ecoplants: Acting Economically – Growing Sustainably
Service
X-Roll® Oil Bearing
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Service solutions for rolling mills and process lines
Maintenance service
Roll shop equipment
Electrical and Automation Systems
AluControl®
Future-proof complete solutions from one source - Electrics and Automation
Modernization of rolling mills - Electrical and automation systems
X-Shape – PRECISE FLATNESS MEASURING
Low-Voltage Frequency Converter

Contact

SMSgroup Ahrens,Dr. Martin

Dr. Martin Ahrens

SMS group GmbH
Head of Sales Electrics/Automation Aluminium Mills
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone : +49 211 881 5634
Fax : +49 211 881 775634

SMSgroup Ohrndorf, Ralf

Ralf Ohrndorf

SMS group GmbH
Technical Sales Aluminium
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2733 29 1620
Fax : +49 2733 29 771620

SMSgroup Altendorf, Birger

Birger Altendorf

SMS group GmbH
Service Cold Rolling Mills
Wiesenstraße 30
57271 Hilchenbach
Germany

Phone : +49 2733 29 2938
Fax : +49 2733 29 772938