Düsseldorf, January 09, 2014

Modernization during ongoing production of neighboring plants

Customized installation concept applied by SMS Siemag at Salzgitter Flachstahl results in a quick replacement of the ladle turret at continuous caster No. 2

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The new ladle turret of the continuous slab caster No. 2 at Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH.

SMS Siemag ( has supplied and successfully put into operation a new ladle turret for the continuous caster No. 2 at Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH (SZFG), Germany.

SMS Siemag had developed a tailor-made installation concept, which did not interfere with the ongoing production of the neighboring plants during the revamp. Thomas Müller, plant manager of the steelworks of SZFG, is satisfied with the result: “Considering the complexity and the special requirements, the revamp worked out excellently.”

Due to the space and logistical conditions, the entire ladle turret had to be preassembled on the mill floor level. Thus the ladle turret, weighing 340 tons in total, was replaced in one piece. The installation concept developed by SMS Siemag resulted in a successful and speedy modernization.

SMS Siemag supplied all mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components and completed all erection and commissioning work in a very short time.

At their Salzgitter works, SZFG operates four continuous casting machines, all of which were supplied by SMS Siemag. The continuous caster No. 2 was erected by SMS Siemag in 1973.


SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.


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Thilo Sagermann
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