The contract manufacturing of components, for example for power plant construction, mechanical and plant engineering, or other industrial sectors in which large parts are used, is an important pillar of the SMS group workshops. Recently, a drive shaft with a length of more than five meters and a weight of almost ten tons has now been manufactured in Mönchengladbach for a gas/steam turbine.
Over five meters in length, almost one meter in diameter – a total of 9,700 kilograms of heat-resistant, quenched and tempered steel were machined at our Mönchengladbach works in such a way that one of the world's most powerful gas/steam turbines will soon be driven in the best possible way. So much detail work took time. It took six weeks for this impressive drive shaft to be completed.