It represents a quantum leap in the productivity of PQF® (Premium Quality Finishing) plants for the production of seamless tubes. As market and technology leader and inventor of PQF® technology, the SMS group experts have succeeded in achieving a 30 percent increase in output with the fourth generation of PQF® plants. This gain is not only possible with new plants; existing PQF® plants can also fully benefit from this with a low-investment upgrade.
The fourth generation of PQF® plants – applicable both as a new plant and upgrade solution - is characterized by a considerable cost reduction per ton of tube and substantially higher profitability for tube producers, who are able to gain a significant competitive edge as a result. Achieving such a high production capacity and plant performance in the manufacture of high-quality PQF® tubes has not been possible until now.