SMS secures an order to upgrade Salzgitter hot mill

25 May 2020

Salzgitter hot mill

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH has awarded SMS group the order to upgrade the Salzgitter hot strip mill. This revamp concerns the coiler section of the hot strip mill (HSM), which has been in operation since 1963. The main objectives of the modification of the No. 1 and 2 coilers are to increase pinch roll life and dramatically reduce the maintenance requirement of the pinch roll unit.

Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH’s experience with the latest No. 3 coiler has been excellent. Particularly, the maintenance effort is very low, among others thanks to the polishing devices integrated into the pinch roll unit. The polishing devices keep the pinch rolls clean, thus significantly reducing maintenance in this area. Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH now intends to transfer these benefits also to its hot strip coilers 1 and 2.

SMS group's scope of supply includes the delivery of the mechanical components, the X-Pact® electrical and automation systems, and the installation of the equipment.

To minimize interruptions during ongoing production, the revamp will take place in 2021 during the main scheduled maintenance shutdowns.