When it comes to the most advanced technology for melt treatment and refining, one name has topped the global list for years: SMS Mevac. Now, as part of a reorganization, SMS Mevac is to be merged with its parent company, and secondary metallurgy equipment will be traded under the "SMS group" brand. It goes without saying that the know-how and expert customer support will be maintained as before.
The secondary metallurgy is the link between the production of crude steel in a converter or electric arc furnace and the downstream casting of the refined molten steel on a continuous casting machine. The secondary-metallurgical post-treatment of the melt in the ladle furnace or under vacuum is employed to attain the desired level of quality and the right alloy.