Patents Assigned to SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
  • Patent number: 7107891
    Abstract: A high-speed shear with a knife, particularly a chisel-type knife with a knife edge, arranged on at least one of two oppositely arranged drums, wherein the knife can be accelerated to the feeding speed of the rolled strip and the drums can be adjusted relative to each other for carrying out a cut. At least one drive unit provided for the drums serves to accelerate the drums to the speed of the rolled strip to be cut and at least one of the drums may be provided with a separately controllable adjusting device. The chisel-type knife of the knife drum is mounted so as to protrude from the cutting circle towards the anvil or the surface portion of the second drum acting as an anvil and to mount the chisel-type knife of the knife drum so as to be resiliently supported against a predetermined restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günter Kneppe, Jochen Münker, Jürgen Merz, Horst Grafe
  • Patent number: 6834521
    Abstract: In a method for drying and keeping dry rolled strip in a delivery area of strip-rolling plants, a partition is arranged in the delivery area for separating a damp area of the rolling mill from a dry area. The partition extends from the base plate to the stand platform. The strip is subjected to pressurized gas by the ends of the partition facing the strip at a right angle to the strip surface from above and below. Across the strip width a cushion of a compressed gas is generated and seals a gap between the ends of the partition facing the strip and the upper and lower strip surfaces. The compressed gas is guided away above and below the strip parallel to the strip surface as a split flow toward the rolling mill or the damp area and as a split flow in the opposite direction toward the dry area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Denker, Michael Hanisch, Hans-Peter Richter
  • Patent number: 6833106
    Abstract: In order to design a blast furnace in a space and cost-saving manner, the invention provides for an especially compact blast furnace (10) having no hearth, wherein the burden is transported to the charging platform by vertical conveyers (20) and a compactly designed burdening (30) and pouring bay (50) are placed in the immediate proximity of said installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Reufer, Wilhelm Müller, Thomas Kaluza, Rainer Beermann
  • Patent number: 6832432
    Abstract: A hot-rolling mill for flat products with at least two continuous casting units, wherein the continuous casting units are followed by a shear each and a tunnel furnace with transfer car each, a common breaking-down train, a finishing train, a cooling stretch and at least one reeling device. A connecting device is arranged between the tunnel furnaces and the breaking-down train for connecting the continuously cast slabs which have been cut into the desired coil weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wilfried Bald, Dieter Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 6712123
    Abstract: In a method for changing the section of a billet of a continuous casting plant during continuous casting, wherein opposed sides of the billet are in contact with oppositely positioned roll supports arranged below a continuous casting die, wherein the roll supports are comprised of segments having rolls, wherein adjoining ones of the segments of each roll support are connected to one another by a jointed connection and wherein each segment is configured to be adjustable independent of the other segments with respect to an angular position relative to the billet, and wherein in an initial position the segments of the roll supports are adjusted to a uniform billet section, a thickness reduction can be achieved by advancing sequentially in a direction of continuous casting the segments toward the billet by moving the jointed connections toward the billet in a controlled sequence of adjusting steps or a thickness increase can be achieved by moving sequentially in a direction of continuous casting the segments away
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Axel Weyer, Dirk Letzel, Reiner Külchen, Adolf Zajber
  • Patent number: 6689230
    Abstract: A method of cooling on a cooling bed hot-rolled steel sections from rolling heat, wherein the sections, particularly rails, have section parts of different masses arranged at a distance from each other over the cross-section of the section, and an apparatus for carrying out the method. Initially, the heat quantities to be proportionally removed from the different section parts in dependence on their mass and temperature and the quantity of cooling medium required for this removal are determined and computed by using measuring equipment together with a computing unit by means of a computer program. Subsequently, cooling of the different section parts or their masses is carried out in a controlled manner in such a way that the section parts reach with as little time delay as possible the transformation line Ar3/Ar1 during the decomposition of the gamma-mixed crystal into ferrite and/or pearlite while releasing the transformation heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Meinert Meyer, Klaus Küppers, Manfred Albedyhl, Bruno Böhmer
  • Patent number: 6660222
    Abstract: A cooling plate for shaft furnaces, in particular, for blast furnaces, provided with a refractory lining, comprising cooling channels loadable with a cooling medium, wherein at least the front side facing the interior of the furnace is comprised of an ingot, produced preferably of copper or a low-alloy copper alloy and provided with grooves for receiving refractory material, is to be further developed such that it can be produced with a minimal material expenditure and a minimal manufacturing expenditure and can be easily mounted, and that with it a higher cooling capacity with reduced cooling medium throughput can be realized, wherein the own heat uptake is limited such that a significantly longer service life can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Heinrich, Hartmut Hille
  • Patent number: 6655395
    Abstract: A device for pickling or cleaning rolled steel strip which is moved in the form of loops through several pickling and cleaning containers arranged within a treatment line, wherein at least one strip side is subjected tot he action of a pickling or cleaning medium. For this purpose, squirting or spraying units are provided which can be switched on or off and/or are adjustable with regard to their spraying width and/or are operated with controllable squirting or spraying pressure and/or volume flow. Deflection rolls for deflecting the strip are arranged before and after the treatment line for deflecting the strip out of the horizontal strip running plane into an upright vertical strip running plane and vice versa, wherein the deflection rolls are elevated or slanted relative to the horizontal strip running plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Withold Richert
  • Patent number: 6607021
    Abstract: A radius configuration of a strand guide of a vertical bending caster and including following over another bending zone, transition straightening zone, main radius guide zone, and transition final straightening zone, with the bending zone having at least one first region with a comparatively stronger bend and defined by a curvature formed by a series of continuously smaller, starting from an infinite radius of the vertical section of the strand guide, radii, and a second region adjoining the first region and having a comparatively smoother bend in comparison with that of the first region, and with the transition straightening zone, guide zone, being defined by a curvature with continuously increasing lengths of curvature-forming radii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Werner Rahmfeld
  • Patent number: 6589372
    Abstract: A plain bearing for necks of rolls of rolling mills includes a bearing bushing of metal and a plain bearing alloy introduced into the bushing. The plain bearing alloy is based on tin with antimony and copper and contains of 6.8 to 7.2 percent by weight antimony, 6.3 to 6.7 percent by weight copper, 0.5 to 0.7 percent by weight zinc, 0.05 to 0.15 percent by weight silver, and tin as the remainder, and wherein the plain bearing alloy is applied to an inner mantle of a pre-heated bearing bushing as a rough layer thickness of 4 to 5 mm by centrifugal casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Konrad Roeingh, Werner Greis
  • Patent number: 6578789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a deflection method for deflecting a strip (3, 8), especially a metal strip (3, 8), from an initial guide channel (5) to a final guide channel (9) which runs next to said initial guide channel (5). When passing through the initial guide channel (5), the strip (3, 8) comprises an underside (II) which faces away from the final guide channel (9) and has an upper side (I) which faces toward the final guide channel (9). In order to support the deflection of the metal strip (3, 8) from the initial guide channel (5) to the final guide channel (9), the invention provides that the strip (3, 8) is subjected to the action of a medium (12) on the underside (II) thereof during the deflection. The invention also relates to a corresponding deflection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Braun, Günter Kneppe, Uwe Raschke, Reinhard Irle
  • Patent number: 6572517
    Abstract: A current roller for an electrolytic strip coating plant includes a roller wall having an inner wall surface and an outer wall surface and two essentially cylindrical base bodies having cylindrical walls and filling out the roller wall, wherein the base bodies have sides facing each other and facing away from each other, wherein the roller wall and the base bodies are releasably connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Werner Schimion
  • Patent number: 6568460
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for adjusting the profile of a continuously cast slab, particularly of a thin slab, wherein the profile is determined in accordance with given requirements with respect to its camber or wedge shape by the gap geometry of strand guide rollers of the guide segments of a strand guiding system. The method includes determining the adjustment of the strand guide rollers at least in the area of the residual solidification and the adjusting forces of adjusting means required for this purpose in such a way that a predeterminable desired value for the slab profile can be adjusted for any characteristic state of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günter Kneppe, Hans Streubel
  • Patent number: 6565925
    Abstract: A method for producing coated strands of metal includes guiding a metal strand through the bottom of a vessel filled with a molten mass of the same or different composition as the metal strip, wherein the residence time of the metal strand is selected as a function of at least one of the molten bath level, the casting speed, the metal strand thickness, and the preheating temperature of the metal strand such that the deposited molten mass on the metal strand has a desired thickness of several times the initial thickness of the metal strand. After exiting from the molten bath, the metal strand with a layer crystallized thereon is subjected to a smoothing path carried out when the surface temperature of the strand crystallized thereon is smaller than the solidus temperature of the molten bath, so that at least the surface of the layer crystallized thereon is solidified. The crystallized layer is applied with a thickness which exceeds the desired final thickness of the coated strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Fritz-Peter Pleschiutschnigg
  • Patent number: 6544471
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing steels with predominantly high Cr content and/or ferro-alloys, wherein the metal charge is melted in a melting crucible, is alloyed, refined and reduced, and wherein process gases are simultaneously supplied through bottom nozzles. A melting crucible is used with a specific reaction volume of 0.4 to 1.5 m3/t steel and the injection rates of the process gases are controlled in the range of 0.1 to 3.0 N m3/t/min. The solid charge material is melted by an electric arc and air/nitrogen are injected simultaneously and, after forming a liquid sump, a gas mixture of oxygen and inert gas is injected. After adding slag-forming constituents and alloying agents, the oxygen throughput is increased and the power of the electric arc is reduced accordingly. The oxygen throughput is reduced in relation to the inert gas during refining and decarburization takes place as a result of increasing the electric arc with low chromium slag formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wei-Ping Wu, Karl-Heinz Deppner, Karl-Josef Schneider
  • Patent number: 6540958
    Abstract: In order to configure a bell and hopper for shaft furnaces, in particular, blast furnaces, comprising a charging bin with a feed tube, a rotating chute carrier with rotary drive, a swiveling chute in the interior of the furnace with drive means arranged external to a housing, in a less failure-prone and a wear resistant way, the drive means for the swivel movement of the chute are to comprise: at least one motor (7) which drives by a respective pinion (8) a crown gear (9), wherein the crown gear (9) engages the spindle gear wheels (11) of at least two spindles (13) distributed about the periphery of the bell and hopper external to the rotating chute carrier (3) for generating a lifting and lowering movement of the spindles, as well as means (14, 15, 17, 21) for transmitting this vertical movement of the spindles onto the tilting shafts (22), which penetrate the inner wall (24) of the chute carrier (3) and from which the chute can be suspended, for generating a swivel and tilting movement of the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Heinrich, Werner Otremba, Hartmut Hille, Marko Ricke
  • Patent number: 6539972
    Abstract: An arrangement of pipelines of a high-pressure distribution network for liquid operating media, such as lubricants, coolants, and hydraulic pressure media for control members or drives, for a roll stand having a roll housing. The pipelines are supply pipelines, discharge pipelines, and distribution pipelines, wherein the roll stand has several consumers connected to the high-pressure distribution network for the liquid operating media. The supply lines and the discharge lines are combined to form modules of groups of pipelines mountable on the roll stand. The nominal pressure of the operating media is standardized within the pipelines of the high-pressure distribution network to a value of approximately 290 bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Benner, Harald Rackel, Friedhelm Reimann, Heinz Hopfenziz, Helmut Stötzel, Heinz Trudewind, Walter Nietsch
  • Patent number: 6540010
    Abstract: A device for hydraulic adjustment of rollers of strand guiding segments of a strand casting device has hydraulic cylinders which are separated by a piston with piston rod into a cylinder chamber and an annular cylinder chamber, respectively. The cylinder chambers can be connected by control members alternatingly and in opposite directions as well as simultaneously with a pressure source and a pressure sink, wherein on-off valves are provided as control members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Geerkens, Ralf Hartmann, Berthold Hild, Meinhard Watzlaw
  • Patent number: 6536505
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing slabs in a continuous casting plant preferably equipped with a vertical mold, preferably for thin slab plants for casting preferably steel having, for example, a solidification thickness of 60 mm-120 mm, for example, 80 mm, and casting speeds of up to 10 m/min. and a maximum casting output of about 3 million tons per year. In a first vertically extending first segment 0 of a strand guide, exclusive strand reduction, also called casting and rolling, is carried out. The segment 1 arranged immediately underneath the first segment 0 carries out bending of the strand through several bending points into the inner circular arc. Prior to final solidification, the strand is bent back through several return bending points into the horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Fritz-Peter Pleschiutschnigg
  • Patent number: 6520245
    Abstract: A guide element of a continuous casting plant, particularly a continuous casting plant for thin slabs, for guiding a metal strip in a strand guiding direction includes a pair of guide rollers which are located opposite each other relative to the metal strip and form a roller gap. The pair of guide rollers is provided with an adjusting device for adjusting a crown of the roller gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Fritz-Peter Pleschiutschnigg, Joachim Schwellenbach