Siemens develops converter suspension system with improved design: Simetal Conlink 2.0 offers maximum robustness with minimum space requirements

With the newly developed Simetal Conlink 2.0, Siemens Metals Technologies offers steelmakers an especially robust converter suspension system with minimum space requirements. Eight links arranged in optimized positions connect the converter vessel to the trunnion ring. This ensures uniform support for the vessel at each of the suspension points. At the same time, stress caused by heat-induced deformation is avoided almost entirely. Thanks to its simple design, the system is reliable and maintenance-free. Simetal Conlink 2.0 is an improved version of the time-tested converter suspension system of Siemens.