The line will stand out due to its high degree of automation and resource-saving processes and will be equipped, in addition to a horizontal Drever annealing furnace and a multi-stage pickling section, with a four-high skin-pass mill stand and a side trimmer. The new annealing and pickling line will be the fourth one SMS group is going to install at Aperam’s Genk site.
Besides mechanical equipment, process technology, furnace technology, electrical and automation systems, the scope of supply will also include technical support during installation and commissioning. The line will process both austenitic and ferritic grades.
SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 14,000 employees who generate worldwide sales of about EUR 3 billion.
The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.
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