Metallurgical industry plant and integrated systems provider SMS group will present its new plant concepts and innovations at the Tube and Wire Trade Fair taking place from March 30 to April 3, 2020 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Germany.
SMS group will present its solutions that meet the future demands of the tube and wire industry.
A statement released by the company says visitors to the SMS group booth will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the wide range of technologies and services by means of which SMS group optimises its customers’ plants ̶ during their complete life cycle ̶ in terms of sustainability, efficiency, reliability and safety.
As a systems supplier, SMS group will present solutions for the full range of manufacturing materials for tube and wire products. For the copper industry, for example, SMS group is going to show its compacROD technology for copper wire production.
This technology package uniquely combines high quality technologies for gas-fired shaft furnaces, with a purpose-tailored casting system and a high-end rolling mill equipped with separately actuated individual drives.
This modular plant concept is the perfect starting solution for producers wishing to take up the production of Electrolytic Tough Pitch or Fire-Refined High-Conductivity Copper-grade copper rod. The integrated production process which is designed for a capacity of 5 t/h to 7 t/h, ius characterised by extremely low process costs.
For manufacturers of oil country tubular goods, SMS group has developed the ThreadView measuring system. This gauge checks in just a few steps whether the threads of pipes will be capable of withstanding the extreme stress acting on these pipes in the field.
With ThreadView, the measurements are much faster and more accurate than was achievable in the past with a completely manual inspection process, and it is even possible to inspect premium threads. An additional benefit is that the acquired measuring data can be used for the evaluation and detailed analyses of the production process, and for documentation purposes.
Meanwhile, SMS group’s Perfect Spray impressively shows how advanced surface coating can sustainably enhance the long-time performance of tubes. By combining kinetic electric arc spraying with the digital current-voltage source Perfect Spray, tube coatings become more resilient to wear and corrosion and thus longer lasting.
As the core element of an innovative automation concept for high-frequency tube welding plants, X-Pact Quicksetting assures that – after a dimensions change – the rolls are automatically adjusted to their new positions. Customers benefit from this data-based adjustment process in the form of extremely short change-over times.
SMS group will also present its new digitalisation application SMS-Metrics, a tool that captures and stores machine and process data inline, for example during running production. The collected data can be called up in customised form via smart phone, tablet or personal computer. With SMS-Metrics, operators and managers can view the production data at any place in real time.
Additionally, SMS group will present the prototype of the SMS group eShop, which will allow customers to order spare parts or services conveniently via an online portal. The eShop is another element of SMS group’s digitalisation strategy and an integrated part of the digital “Smart Maintenance Solutions” product family.
SMS group invites trade fair visitors to learn about the wide range of functionalities provided by the new eShop and the various links and communication channels to other modules of the product family, such as Smart Alarm which is a central alarm management module, Genius Condition Monitoring, the electronic eDoc plant documentation system and the integrated maintenance management system.
This year’s Tube and Wire trade fair will also see the continuation of SMS group’s “Leading Partner Talks”. During the fair days, customers and partners from industry will talk about current projects and give their assessments of future trends and developments at the SMS group booth.