SMS group to showcase metallurgical plant solution at METEC 2019

01 METEC 24.06.2019SMS group, plant construction and mechanical engineering company for the steel and nonferrous metals industry, will be exhibiting as the “Leading Partner in the World of Metalsˮ at METEC 2019 from 25-28 June 2019 in Düsseldorf

The international trade fair for metallurgy will be held under the motto “The Bright World of Metals.ˮ

Digitalisation and the company's New Horizon strategy are major elements of the trade fair presence. SMS group will showcase some of its major projects with striking exhibits and interactive presentations.

The company is expected to highlight topics including its use of innovative methods – self-learning process models, real-time data transmission and virtual reality, among others, aiming to enable plants to be operated at maximum performance for high profitability.

In the field of digitalisation, Big River Steel, the world's most modern steelworks, has been designed and constructed by SMS group as a learning steel plant.

Aside from digitalisation, SMS group will be presenting topics on the development of new business fields under the heading ‘New Horizon’ at its METEC stand.

· One of these is the whole field of additive manufacturing, in which SMS group plays a pioneering role. From powder metallurgy and function-optimised design to 3D-printed components for ‘service on demand,’ the company will present the entire process flow.

· SMS group is working on new products and developments for extracting metals from previously unproductive and secondary sources. For example, recycling metals from electrical scrap.

· In cooperation with the company Sunfire, Paul Wurth will be demonstrating new methods of CO2-free steel production, which is set to improve the environmental footprint of the steel industry.

· A new high-bay solution for container logistics called BOXBAY will be presented at METEC. This system aims to revolutionise the handling of shipping containers in ports.

The Leading Partner Talks at the SMS group aims to offer partners a platform for sharing insights from their professional fields with an international audience. In addition to Carl Berninghausen, CEO of Sunfire and expert in sustainable iron production, there will be Leading Partner Talks from additive manufacturing expert Tobias Brune and Big River Steel CEO Dave Stickler, who will be joined by SMS group CEO Burkhard Dahmen.

SMS digital, the digital subsidiary of SMS group, will be presenting itself on SMS group's ‘Digital Campus.’ It will showcase digital products and services as well as platform solutions that will elevate plants and machinery to the world of Industry 4.0. Workshops and presentations will address the topics of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cloud computing.

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