Radiation characteristics measured with high precision

At Strategies in Light in Las Vegas / USA from 27 February to 1 March 2019 Instrument Systems will be casting a spotlight on applications for high-precision spectroradiometers. Advanced lighting technology for the measurement of solid-state lighting sources will be demonstrated at several photometric and spectroradiometric measuring stations at booth #10506. Among the highlights are the new Read more about Radiation characteristics measured with high precision[…]

MMK relies on PQA® for quality management across all processes

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), Russia, has placed an order with MET/Con, an SMS group company (www.sms-group.com), for the implementation of the quality management system PQA® (Product Quality Analyzer). Together, MMK, SMS group and MET/Con intend to set a milestone with this project and show how the location’s performance and quality levels can be Read more about MMK relies on PQA® for quality management across all processes[…]

HARTING Applied Technologies wins “Excellence in Production” competition for third time

It’s a hat trick: HARTING Applied Technologies has won the “Excellence in Production” competition in the “Internal tool manufacturing under 50 employees” category for the third time. The company previously won in the same category in 2014 and 2016. Led by Managing Director Dr. Volker Franke and Rainer Hussmann, Head of tool manufacturing, the team Read more about HARTING Applied Technologies wins “Excellence in Production” competition for third time[…]

Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng order TMbaR mill from SMS group

For decades, SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has been a pioneer in and promoter of thermomechanical rolling. Now, two Chinese companies, Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel, have decided to employ TMbaR, the process developed by SMS group for thermomechanical rolling of rebar. With SMS group’s TMbaR process, it is possible to produce fine-grained final products while Read more about Lianxin Steel and Shandong Laigang Yongfeng order TMbaR mill from SMS group[…]

NLMK Group, Russia, commissions SMS group to supply a thick slab caster

NLMK Group has contracted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a new thick slab caster for its steel mill no. 2 in Lipetsk in Central Russia. The new plant will replace a two-strand caster, which was supplied by SMS group in 1976, and will be built in the same place. The continuous caster is to be Read more about NLMK Group, Russia, commissions SMS group to supply a thick slab caster[…]

New CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Group

Since April 2018, Stefan Hantke (51) is taken over the position of CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Holding AG in Roggwil. In his new position, Hantke will be Chairman of the management team of Schneeberger Group and will be responsible for the entire linear bearings, system technology and mineral casting production business. He is succeeding Dr. Hans-Martin Read more about New CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Group[…]

Aarti Steels successfully restarts billet caster after modernization by SMS Concast

Aarti Steels Ltd. and SMS Concast, a company of SMS group, have successfully commissioned the revamped Continuous Casting Machine for billets in Cuttack-India. Smooth start-up to the full satisfaction of the customer was performed after a minimized installation period of less than two months. With a casting radius of nine meters, the two-strand continuous casting Read more about Aarti Steels successfully restarts billet caster after modernization by SMS Concast[…]

Jacobs University of Bremen and SMS group kick off joint research and development project

As part of its digitalization offensive, SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has kicked off a research and development project on intelligent production planning in coopeation with Jacobs University of Bremen, Germany. The project will cover aspects such as dynamic reacting to specific production situations, use of artificial intelligence and autonomous learning of automation systems. The dynamic planning and Read more about Jacobs University of Bremen and SMS group kick off joint research and development project[…]

Saarstahl AG banks on continuous casting technology from SMS Concast and orders five-strand billet caster

Saarstahl AG, Völklingen, has ordered a five-strand billet caster for their steelplant in Völklingen, Germany, from SMS Concast. The new casting plant is going to be designed for an annual capacity of 850,000 tons of billets. Start of operation is planned for the third quarter of 2019. The new casting machine, to be named S1, Read more about Saarstahl AG banks on continuous casting technology from SMS Concast and orders five-strand billet caster[…]

Jiandong Alloy orders most productive CONTIROD®* copper wire rod plant for Chinese market from SMS group

Jiandong Alloy Technology Co. Ltd. based in Nantong City, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, has placed an order with SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a CONTIROD®*plant of type CR 3500. The CONTIROD®* line, designed for casting and rolling wire rod in one continuous process, will have a production capacity of 35 tons of copper wire Read more about Jiandong Alloy orders most productive CONTIROD®* copper wire rod plant for Chinese market from SMS group[…]