Patents Assigned to SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
  • Publication number: 20150321270
    Abstract: A shear, in particular a cross-cutting shear, for cutting flat material, including a upper blade support and a lower blade support, at least the upper blade support or the lower blade support being reciprocatingly displaceably guided and being displaceable by at least one adjustment device relative to the other respective blade support. The displaceable blade support is guided by the adjustment device and the adjustment device is designed so that it absorbs all the cutting forces and transversal forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Matthias BEUTER, Bernhard EHLS
  • Patent number: 9079243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of controlling or regulating the temperature of a cast strand (2) in a continuous casting installation (1) comprising a control or regulating unit (3) particularly for controlling or regulating the temperature in a secondary cooling of a continuous casting installation using at least one means for cooling the cast strand, characterized by a dynamic change of at least one set temperature of the cast strand on the basis of data and/or signals that are received and/or determined by the control or regulating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Horst Gaertner, Heinz-Juergen Oudehinken, Wolfgang Sauer, Thomas Heimann
  • Patent number: 9061334
    Abstract: A device for handling and/or transporting work rolls and/or support rolls of a roll stand, by which the work rolls and/or support rolls can be brought from the roll stand into a roll workshop by a locomotive movable on a track. In order to be able to handle and transport different rolls using just one locomotive, without complicated coupling mechanisms, at least two tracks disposed at different heights are provided, on which a roll can be moved by the locomotive, and a lifting table is available, which is intended and suitable for raising or lowering the locomotive to one of the at least two different heights in order to bring it onto the respective track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Bender, Hans-Jürgen Hanke
  • Patent number: 9057113
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening system for tiltable metallurgical processing vessels, in particular converters, the processing vessel (1) being mounted in a carrier ring (2) connected to the jacket of the processing vessel by means of plate fin elements (11), each plate fin element consisting of a plate fin connected to the carrier ring (2) by means of a sheet metal connector (16) and a first fastening bracket (14) and connected to the jacket of the processing vessel by means of a further sheet metal connector (17) and a second fastening bracket (15). According to the invention, the sheet metal connector (16, 17) is clamped by a wedge (20) between the flanges (18, 18a and 19, 19a, respectively) of the fastening bracket (14 and 15, respectively) with zero clearance, said bracket in turn abutting a tab (22) welded to the flanges of the fastening bracket and bridging same. The wedge (20) is actively connected to the tab (22) by means of a bolted connection (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rolf Best, Martina Berens
  • Patent number: 8997613
    Abstract: With known trimming shears having a pair of scrap-cutting blades on the discharge side, the moving upper scrap-cutting blade must be moved as closely as possible past the trimmed plate edge in order to push the cutoff edge still hanging on the plate downward against the lower fixed scrap-cutting blade, which requires precise adjustment of the upper scrap-cutting blade. To that end, according to the invention, the distance between the upper scrap-cutting blade (2) or the lower scrap-cutting blade (3) and the trimming blade plane (5) is set prior to trimming in accordance with the thickness of each heavy plate (10) to be trimmed by displacement of the upper scrap-cutting blade (2) and/or the lower scrap-cutting blade (3) in a displacement direction with at least one component transverse to the trimming blade plane (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Bohn, Thomas Baur, Ulrich Meinhardt
  • Publication number: 20150027185
    Abstract: An apparatus for straightening metal strips, including a first, upper group and a second, lower group of straightening rollers arranged in each case immediately in succession in a strip running direction, and a group of individually controllable actuators arranged alongside one another in a transverse direction. An axial bending profile of at least a first of the straightening rollers is settable by the group of actuators. At least one second group of individually controllable actuators arranged alongside one another in the transverse direction is provided. An axial bending profile of the least a second of the straightening rollers, which is in particular different from the bending profile of the first bending roller, is settable by the second group of actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank-Günter Benner, Roman Dehmel, Rolf Franz, Matthias Kipping, Peter Jollet, Jens Artel
  • Patent number: 8939191
    Abstract: A method for measuring the temperature in a mold by a fiber-optic measurement method and a correspondingly designed mold. For this purpose, light waveguides, through which laser light is conducted, are arranged in grooves in the outside surface of the copper mold plate. The temperature at several measurement points along the measurement fiber is determined by a temperature detection system. In particular, the method makes it possible to achieve much greater local resolution of the temperature measurements than that achieved by thermocouples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthias Arzberger, Dirk Lieftucht
  • Patent number: 8939009
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a rolling stand (3), wherein in order to determine the relative pivot position of the roller set for setting a symmetrical roll gap and/or for determining the extension of the rolling stand (3) before the actual rolling process, the roller set is pressed against each other under a radial preset force and the resulting deformation of the rolling stand is preferably measured on the piston-cylinder unit (6, 7). The pivot position of the roller set and/or the frame module (M) determined based thereon are mathematically used during the subsequent rolling of a rolling stock between the working rollers (1, 2) for adjusting the roller set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Seidel, Olaf Norman Jepsen
  • Publication number: 20150007663
    Abstract: A device for detecting the presence of rolling or cast stock, more particularly a metal strip or plate, in a casting, rolling or other strip processing facility, wherein the device includes a detection device for detecting a fluid jet which indicates the presence of the rolling or cast stock. The detection device in turn has an air-filled cavity, which has a tubular opening, and a pressure sensor for detecting an air pressure change in the cavity when the fluid jet hits the tubular opening. A corresponding method for determining the position of rolling or cast stock, more particularly a metal strip or plate, which moves through a casting, rolling or other strip processing facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frederik Grosse Lordemann
  • Publication number: 20150000861
    Abstract: A method for the continuous casting of a metal strand in a continuous casting installation, in which, in a casting machine, the metal formed into a slab, with a still molten core, is brought out vertically from a mold, wherein, downstream of the mold in the conveying direction, the slab is made to move along a casting bow, through a number of casting bow segments, and is deflected into the horizontal, wherein each casting bow segment has a number of segment rollers, which are designed for coming into contact with the surface of the slab. In the region before the end of the casting machine, a number of segment rollers are lifted off from the surface of the slab, or are not installed in receptacles provided, and so the contact between the slab and the segment roller is interrupted or there is no contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jürgen Seidel
  • Publication number: 20140327192
    Abstract: A method for operating a blowing lance for blowing a gas in a metallurgical vessel, wherein the head of the blowing lance includes at least one supersonic nozzle, operating parameter measurement signals used for the purpose of process control are continuously acquired. The inlet pressure and/or the inlet temperature of the gas at the supersonic nozzle and/or the vibration amplitude and/or the vibration frequency of the blowing lance and/or the time at which ignition occurs during the oxygen blowing process and/or the location at which ignition occurs during the oxygen blowing process is detected and/or measured in the head of the lance by a detector or sensor arranged in the head of the lance near the supersonic nozzle during operation of the blowing lance. The measurement signal(s) are transmitted to a control unit connected to the detector or sensor and made available for controlling the operation of the blowing lance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Pavlo GRYGOROV, Hans-Jürgen ODENTHAL, Jochen SCHLÜTER, Norbert UEBBER
  • Patent number: 8875564
    Abstract: A method and a device detects contaminants in a fluid (1). Fluid (2) with particles is conveyed by a first metering pump (3) to a device (4) for measuring the contamination or the particle density in the contaminated fluid (2). Before entering the device (4) for measuring the contamination, the fluid is mixed with cleaned fluid (5) in a defined mixing ratio. The particle density or the contamination of the mixed fluid (6) is measured. The particle density or the contamination of the contaminated fluid (2) is determined by an arithmetic unit (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hydac Filter Systems GmbH, SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörg Kleber, Sascha Gross, Horst Mannebach, Arnt Kohlrausch, Wolfgang Igelhorst
  • Patent number: 8807201
    Abstract: A device and a method for horizontal casting of a metal band. The device includes a dispensing vessel for a melt and a cooled conveyor belt disposed downstream of the dispensing vessel in the casting direction running between two deflecting rollers and on which the metal band can be transported. The device further includes at least one roller that can be engaged with the metal band for profiling. Early and therefore improved influence on the profile of a metal band, that is the leader band, is thereby made possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rolf Franz, Christian Mengel, Olaf Norman Jepsen, Karl-Heinz Spitzer, Hellfried Eichholz
  • Patent number: 8789401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support roll for a rolling mill, such as a plate rolling mill, flat rolling mill, or similar, comprising a jacket and a roll shaft which is embodied in several parts. The invention also relates to a method for producing a support roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörg Möckel, Achim Klein, Heinz-Adolf Müller, Jochen Münker, Jörn Sohler, Maik Berger
  • Patent number: 8764879
    Abstract: During the production of non-stainless steel, slag containing a high proportion of metal oxides, primarily iron oxide, is formed during the smelting of the solid material in the electric arc furnace. The concentration of the iron oxide often reaches values of more than 20%. This slag has a poor foaming capability and does not permit the typical characteristics of a carbon steel slag to be achieved. In order to cause such a slag to foam, according to the invention it is proposed to load the electric arc furnace with pellets or briquettes (8) which consist of a defined mixture of an iron oxide carrier and an iron carrier as ballast material, of carbon as reducing agent and also of a binder material, which react in the electric arc furnace in a reducing manner, floating under the slag (7) in the steel melt (6). The reaction gases (12) produced in this way consist primarily of carbon monoxide and advantageously support the foaming of the slag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann Reichel, Lutz Rose
  • Patent number: 8765051
    Abstract: An installation for producing stainless steel for all stainless steel products both in the austenitic and the ferritic range, based on liquid pig-iron and FeCr solids, without using a supply of electrical energy. The liquid pig-iron, after being pre-treated in a blast furnace, is subjected to a DDD treatment (dephosphorisation, desiliconisation and desulphuration), is heated, finished or alloyed and deoxidated. The quantity of slag-free liquid pig-iron that has been pre-treated in the blast furnace is separated and introduced into two classic “twin” AOD-L converters, where the required chemical process steps (of the DDD treatment and of the heating, decarburization and alloying stages) take place in parallel contrary processes using autogenous chemical energy, the DDD treatment being carried out first in the first twin AOD-L converter and the decarburization being carried out first in the second twin AOD-L converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Johann Reichel
  • Patent number: 8747518
    Abstract: In order to carry out foaming of a slag having a high ratio of chromium oxide having values of often above 20% of a non-corrosive melt in an AOD (Argon Oxygen Decarburization) or MRP (Metallurgical Refining Process) converter or CONARC SSt for stainless steel by adding a foam material, according to the invention a previously defined mixture (5) of a metal oxide, iron carrier, carbon and binding material in the form of pellets or briquettes (4) is introduced into the converter, which reacts in a chemically reducing manner under the slag layer (2) due to the high ambient temperature, wherein gaseous carbon monoxide formed in particular by means of the reduction process of the metal oxide with the carbon within the pellets or briquettes (4) induces the slag foaming with the gas bubbles (7) thereof and wherein the specific density of the pellets or briquettes (4) and the resolve time of the reduction process are selected so that optimal bubble formation in respect of size and duration is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann Reichel, Lutz Rose
  • Patent number: 8734601
    Abstract: A method for hot rolling a metal strip or metal sheet, wherein 1.a) the slab or the strip or sheet is subjected in a first step to one or more reshaping actions in a hot rolling mill for producing a uniform, fine, recrystallised austenite structure and 2) the slab or the strip or sheet is then subjected in a second step to cooling for producing a fine-grain structure. The slab or the strip or sheet is subjected to heating between at least two roll stands of the hot rolling mill during performance of the step 1.a). The roll stands are arranged to follow one another in a rolling direction and in each of which the slab or the strip or sheet is subjected to reshaping. A heater for heating the rolling stock is arranged between at least two of the roll stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Klinkenberg, Christian Bilgen, Dieter Rosenthal, Christoph Klein
  • Patent number: 8728244
    Abstract: A method for descaling a metal strip, in which the metal strip is guided in a direction of conveyance through at least two plasma descaling units, in which it is subjected to a plasma descaling, where the plasma descaling is followed directly or indirectly by an operation in which the metal strip is coated with a coating metal by hot dip galvanizing of the metal strip. The metal strip is coated with the coating metal by a vertical passage process. The coating metal is retained as a coating bath in a coating tank by an electromagnetic seal. The metal strip preheated by the plasma descaling is guided, without exposure to air, from the plasma descaling into a protective gas atmosphere of a continuous furnace necessary for the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Behrens, Rolf Brisberger, Klaus Adolf Frommann, Matthias Kretschmer, Rüdiger Zerbe, Evgeny Stepanovich Senokosov, Andrei Evgenievich Senokosov
  • Patent number: 8703242
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for hot-dip coating hot-rolled steel strip, during which the steel strip passes through a pickling station, a rinsing station, a drying station, a heating furnace and then through a molten bath. The final thickness and the thickness tolerance of the hot-dip coated steel strip are achieved by a controlled thickness reduction in a roll stand in the process line. The achievement of the finished thickness is controlled by at least one thickness measuring unit at the outlet of the roll stand, and deviations upward or downward therefrom are fed back in the form of an actuating signal for actuating the roll stand in order to appropriately increase or decrease the thickness reduction. The invention also relates to an installation for producing a steel strip of the aforementioned type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Kloeckner, Andreas Gramer