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Our vertical continuous and semi-continuous casting plants have become synonymous with maximum efficiency and operational safety. They are ideal for manufacturing slabs and extrusion billets. Meanwhile, our optimized mold technology has turned into a byword for top quality combined with high productivity. Depending on the casting format, you can achieve outputs of up to 150,000 tpy.
When it comes to producing slabs and extrusion billets in large volumes, vertical continuous casting plants from SMS group are the ideal solution – for good reasons. These plants achieve an annual capacity of up to 150,000 t of copper or brass products. They are especially attractive to companies that require the highest product quality at the greatest possible capacity levels.
Frequently changing casting schedules require top plant flexibility. That’s exactly what you get from these plants. They come with up to 6 strands and an annual output of as much as 120,000 t. You can cast lengths of between 3 and 12 meters – with slab widths reaching 1,300 mm and billet diameters of up to 450 mm.
It’s the perfect combination to fit your wants and needs: the benefits of both horizontal and vertical casting in our precision casting plants. The synergy between these two systems means you can manufacture products with small and medium dimensions in uniform quality and excellent dimensional tolerances. This stock is particularly suitable for further processing on automatic lathes.
To improve the vertical casting process, we developed a leaf-spring-guided, hydraulically powered resonance mold. You benefit from perfect, vertical guidance of the mold, superb precision, and simultaneous adaptation to the casting process.
However, not only a service partner for your plants and machines, SMS group is also there for your staff. Furthermore, You can enroll on standardized and individual training programs designed for you by our SMS TECademy. That ensures you strengthen your competence as a plant owner.
Whether you require one-off equipment checks, continuous condition monitoring, remote service, or regular plant inspections: our service experts will take care of it all. You can even outsource your complete maintenance operations to us. This ensures excellent plant availability plus best production results.
When the spare parts you need are no longer available or the new generation is not 100% compatible, you risk plant standstills. That's why SMS group constantly monitors the availability of all parts and, where necessary, offers modern alternatives - even for parts from third-party suppliers. This ensures competitiveness and full productivity over the entire life cycle of your plant.
Even plants "built to last" need to be critically examined from time to time, because markets and production processes are continuously evolving. Together with you, our service experts will find the best revamp options for your requirements. Once again bang up to date, your plants will then be ready to bolster your strong position on the market.