Coiler mandrels are an essential element in the X-Roll® coilers and UNI plus coilers of SMS group hot strip mills and belong to the high-tech products of this plant type. Now, SMS group celebrated the manufacuring of the 400th downcoiler mandrel in its workshop in Hilchenbach.
In October 2020, SMS group was able to deliver to the customer the 400th X-Roll® coiler mandrel manufactured in the Hilchenbach workshop. The development and manufacture of the X-Roll® coiler mandrels at SMS group can be traced back to the year 1967. Already at the end of the 1980s, the delivery of the 100th coiler mandrel took place followed by the 200th coiler mandrel leaving the Hilchenbach manufacturing center in the year 2000. The delivery of coiler mandrel number 300 took place in April 2008. Some of the coiler mandrels manufactured by SMS group have been in operation for more than 40 years, which is due to the extremely high development and manufacturing expertise.