SMS group to revamp AOD converter for Sandvik Materials Technology
March 12, 2018
SMS group has been awarded a contract by Sandvik Materials Technology to revamp a 75 tonne AOD converter at its stainless steel mill in Sandviken, Sweden.
The scope of supply of SMS group includes a new converter tilt drive system, a hydraulic torque retainer, performance of the erection work, supervision of erection and commissioning.
The AOD converter will be equipped with a new tilt drive system featuring a new gearwheel design developed by SMS group. The optimized tooth and flank profile ensures the pressure is distributed evenly across the whole load spectrum, while the surface pressure itself is far lower than with conventional wheels.
With this new design, the drive torque capacity and thus the productivity of the converter can be enhanced without the need for additional space.