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Pa s s i o n f o r

PROCESS
MISSION

SMS Concast sets its focus exclusively SMS Concast is driven by a passion for the steelmaking
on process and technology for the process, whether scrap- or iron-ore-based. We design
long product steelmaking sector. and supply the following technological key equipment:
We have taken the lead in all
• Electric Arc Furnaces
technological aspects of long
• Ladle Furnaces
product steelmaking.
• Vacuum Degassing Plants
Since 1954 Concast has been supplying more • Vacuum Oxygen Decarburisation Plants
continuous casting installations than anyone else • Continuous Casting Machines for Blooms, Beam
in the industry. Blanks, Rounds and Billets

Today, SMS Concast plants set the industry For minimills we work jointly with SMS Meer.
performance benchmarks for electric arc furnaces,
secondary metallurgy units and continuous casters.

SMS Concast – the leader in long product steelmaking

Electric Arc Furnance, heat size 77 tons

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W O R L D W I D E network

SIEMAG WEISS
Stiftung & Co. KG
Hilchenbach, Germany

SMS GmbH
Germany

others others

ownership structure

SMS Concast AG
Zurich, Switzerland

Concast Technologies Srl SMS Concast America Inc.


Udine, Italy Pittsburgh, USA

SMS Concast Italia SpA SMS Concast Canada Inc.


Accumould
Udine, Italy
London, Ontario, Canada

SMS Concast
SMS Concast Iberica S.A.
Barcelona, Spain Metalurgia do Brasil Ltda.
São Paulo, Brazil

SMS Concast SMS Concast AG


Engineering (India) Pvt Ltd Asia Regional Office
Pune, India Bangkok, Thailand

SMS Concast AG SMS Concast AG


UK Regional Office Asia Regional Office
Stockton on Tees, England Shanghai, China

Sales Offices

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B E N C H M A R K facts

Benchmarks of SMS Concast for


Engineering and Equipment
Electric Arc Furnaces
UHP up to 270 t (AC + DC)
Electrical energy
200 kWh/ t (liquid steel)
Electrode consumption
0.92 kg / t (good billets / blooms)
Ladle Furnaces
up to 350 t
Electrode consumption
0.11 kg / t (good billets / blooms)
VD / VOD Plants
with steam ejector or
mechanical vacuum pumps
Continuous Casters
for blooms, beam blanks,
rounds and billets (any section
in the long product sector)
Casting Sections
up to 800 mm round, beam blank 1150 mm,
bloom 400 x 600 mm
Casting Speed
6.0 m/min on 130 mm sq. (INVEX®)
4.2 m/min on 150 mm sq. (INVEX®)
Productivity
2.2 Mio t/a (EAF 220 t, CCM 8 strands 180 mm sq.
CONVEX ®)
Electric Arc Furnace, transformer power: 80 MVA
Process Automation
for complete plant (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)

Up to 7’000 tons per day

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T H E M I N I M I L L E X P E RT S

SMS Concast as a part of the


worldwide active SMS group is
the competence centre for the
long product steelmaking and
continuous casting processes.

Under the brand of SMS group, SMS Concast and


SMS Meer share the long product market and serve
the very same customers producing products such
as wire rod and bars, light, medium and heavy
sections, rails or seamless tubes. The joint
competence of two established companies with
advanced and latest technology in steelmaking and
continuous casting with an outstanding rolling
process technology results in first class final products
at lowest conversion costs.

Electric Arc Furnace, heat size 180 tons

Rolling Mill by SMS Meer 8-Strand Billett Caster

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OVERVIEW

MANAGEMENT

Jacques Zuber
President and CEO
Delegate of the Board
Stefan Rutishauser
Group Managing Director Sales & Marketing
Walter Hakios
Chief Financial Officer
Stephan Feldhaus
Group Managing Director Business Unit Casters
Riccardo Gottardi
Group Managing Director Business Unit Furnaces
Antonio Sgrò
Group Managing Director Business Unit Systems
3 Strand Bloom Caster
Beat Kündig
Group Managing Director Business Unit Service
Centre

MILESTONES SALES FACTS

1954 Founding – Concast has more than 55 years SMS Concast engineers, manufactures and supplies
of experience in continuous casting of steel. complete integrated solutions for:
1980 New focus – Concast focuses exclusively on Reference steel plants
long products, today with over 25 years of in-depth In the last 10 years
experience.
Minimills 8
1995 Full liner – Concast adds technological plants
for steelmaking and refining to complete the total Meltshops 22
process route of steelmaking and casting.
EAF (AC type) 50
2004 Concast becomes a full member of the SMS EAF (DC type) 5
group.
LF 40
2005 Competence centre for long products within
the SMS group. VD / VOD 18 (10 plants with
mechanical ejector
2009 The company is renamed into SMS Concast AG pumps)

CCM 126 (Convex 61 plants)

Special Products
EMS - Systems 550 strands

Conso Tech 142 burners


Status: March 2010

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S C O P E O F D E L I V E RY

Complete Meltshop Scrap Handling


Engineering and design for economical and
Electric Arc Furnace
logistical scrap yard management including:
AC and DC type furnaces, scrap based or HBI/DRI
· Scrap drying and preheating
ARCsess® EAF with single bucket charge
Revamp/up-grade of all existing furnace types Continuous Casting
including: Continuous casting machines for the long product
· Conductive electrode arms sector, such as blooms, beam blanks, rounds
· CONSO oxygen burners and billets
· Off gas analyser including:
· Innovative furnace automation · CONFLOW® electro mechanical stopper control
· IPD: Integrated Process Director · Casting powder feeder with remote control
· SCAD: Slag Control and Detection systems · Oscillation systems VIBROMOLD®, resonance
· Enhanced Slag Door (spring) type, short lever, compact type, retractable
compact type for on-line mould change or
Secondary Metallurgy
containment (zone 1) change; hydraulic or electro
Single, twin and carousell-type ladle furnaces
mechanical oscillation drive
Ladle treatment station (chemical heating systems)
· MLC automatic starting and casting speed control
VD (Vacuum Degassing) stations
· Mould systems instrumented mould with various
VOD (Vacuum Oxygen Decarburisation) stations
geometries, CONVEX®, INVEX®, Integrated Mould
Mechanical or steam ejector vacuum pumps
for controlled heat transfer with improved results
Revamp/up-grade of secondary metallurgy stations
in geometry, surface and internal quality; cartridge
including:
or plate type
· Conductive electrode arms
· EMS systems mould-, strand- and/or final electro-
· Electrode control systems
mechanical stirrers for billets, blooms and rounds
· Material handling system for ferro alloys
· Secondary cooling soft- and/or hard strand cool-
· Wire feeding systems
ing, dynamic spray cooling, air-mist cooling
· Ladle stirring systems
systems, on-line strand temperature measuring
· Automatic temperature measurement and
· Withdrawal and straightening units multiple
sampling systems
unbending and dynamic soft reduction solutions
· Automatic coupling
· Dummy bar systems appropriated design (rigid,
Equipment and Process Automation chain or short type dummy bar with various stor-
Automation for the entire meltshop facility age systems)
Optimization of ferro alloy addition · Quenching systems for descaling, homogenisa-
Prediction of Al content and steel temperature tion, microstructure and temperature control.
at the end of vacuum treatment · Cutting systems various cut-to-length devices
including: (shears, torch) with deburring devices for torch-
· Level 0, Level 1, Level 2 controlware cut products, various cooling bed designs
· PHD: Process Historical Data · CONMARK® marking machine
· Electroderegulation system · OPR new system for product identification and
traceability
Dust Collecting System
Full engineering and design General
including: Production, and feasibility studies
· Canopy, duct Technical services (operation, metallurgy)
· Filter and bag house design
· Dust collecting adjacent systems

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Headquarters
SMS CONCAST AG
Tödistrasse 9
8027 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 204 65 11
Fax: +41 44 204 69 21
sales@sms-concast.ch
www.sms-concast.ch