JEN, SMS group sign an agreement

22 December 2017

Japan Engineering Network, Co.(JEN) and SMS group K.K., based in Tokyo, Japan, have signed a business partnership agreement on repair services for continuous casting molds.

This cooperation aims to strengthen SMS group’s maintenance and repair service presence for continuous casting plants in Japan.

JEN will perform after-sales activities in close cooperation with SMS group for the new condition monitoring system HD moldFO. SMS group’s service offer will also include mold coating with the UniGuardTM coating technology, which provides a mold lifetime almost twice as long as conventional coating.

By using fiber optic technology, SMS group achieves a improvement in signal acquisition. With more than 500 measuring points, the density is much higher than with a thermocouple system.

UniGuardTM coating provides much higher heat transfer efficiency and a lifetime almost twice as long as a conventional nickel/cobalt coating.