STAHL + TECHNIK is the German-language trade journal for steel production, processing, application technology, innovation and management.

The target groups are steel production companies, steel processing companies (from hot and cold rolling to surface finishing), steel processing companies (forming, joining, sheet metal processing), the supply industry, universities, technical colleges and associations.


Frequency of publication: 5 issues 2023
4th year of publication 

Print run: 5,000 copies


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Key topics

Plant engineering; Metallurgy; Innovation; Coke-making technology; Technology; Companys; Markets; Forming technology; Materials and production, Digitization; Steel application; Precious metals

Steel trade; Management; Events; Profession and career; Energy and Environment; Technology, strategy and management trends; Profiles of the industry players; Comments; Interviews; Well-founded technical reports; Scientific background information

Dates and planned topics

ALL Ad closing dates | Publication dates
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16 January 2023
13 March 2023
 4 May 2023 
14 August 2023
10 October 2023
7 February 2023
4 April 2023
1 June 2023
5 September 2023
2 November 2023



Ad closing date: 16 January | Printing material: 18 January | Publication date: 07 February



Ad closing date: 13 March | Printing material: 15 March | Publication date: 01 March



METEC 2023 and THERMPROCESS 2023 - the most important international trade fairs for metallurgy and industrial heat treatment technology METEC and THERMPROCESS will once again provide a comprehensive overview of equipment and processes for the metals industry, including industrial heat, from 12 to 16 June 2023 in Düsseldorf. With the task of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, the industry is facing probably the biggest change in its history. The Düsseldorf trade fair will reflect this decisive development: on the one hand, the challenges facing the industry and, on the other, the innovations that machinery and plant manufacturers are offering metallurgical industrial companies worldwide.      


Increased reliability on electric arc furnace by eliminating transformer inrush current
A new 38 kV medium-voltage circuit breaker was launched in 2018 for use on electric arc furnaces as a frequency breaker. With its innovative drive technology (one servo motor per phase) and new vacuum interrupter technology, it is capable of up to 150,000 mechanical and 120,000 electrical operations. In 2021, further development of this circuit breaker took place with the supplementary function of transformer inrush current elimination.

Optimising the use of materials while taking CO2 reductions into account In Austria
Breitenfeld Edelstahl decided to initiate a digital transformation of the company in 2021. In this context, a new type of raw material optimisation software was introduced. A sophisticated mathematical algorithm combined with metallurgical intelligence makes it possible to optimise the use of raw materials. Shortly after implementation, cost savings were quickly realised, which helped to cover the investment of the entire digitisation project. 

Efficient process management at electric and ladle furnaces with in-situ slag analyses
For some years now, laser OES has been increasingly used for metal and slag analysis in steelworks. In this process, the slag is filled into a measuring vessel while still red-hot and analysed in a high-end laser spectrometer. Within seconds, the precise chemical analysis is ready. In combination with the steel analysis, the shift foreman can precisely calculate which additions and treatment times are necessary to achieve the desired product quality.

Influences on the quality of heavy plate after heat treatment
The term heavy plate has shifted in the last 15 years with advancing technology towards thinner plates up to 2 mm thick. The demands on the plates in terms of strength and wear resistance have increased considerably with the development of new materials. Depending on the application and the sheet geometry, the heat treatment must be individually adapted. The cooling rate during solidification from the liquid phase already has an influence on the sheet quality, as do trace elements and the impurities on the brittle behaviour during tempering.   

Virtual reality conquers plant engineering
From plant sales, engineering, production and logistics planning to assembly, commissioning and optimisation during operation: a VR system can now be used in all project phases. Instead of working on the monitor, the designers work on their 3D CAD models in VR immersively on the model. At the same time, the realistic visualisation of a plant facilitates communication with project partners all over the world. According to forecasts, virtual and augmented reality could experience a worldwide boom by 2030.


Classification of acceptance test certificates with the help of AI-based software
In the metal industry, acceptance test certificates are probably among the most individual, structured document types - a special challenge for any recognition software. At Beulco, a manufacturer of products for water supply, the use of an AI solution has led to an automated capture rate of now more than 99 per cent for test certificates. The company has thus created the prerequisite for digitising the entire process from incoming goods to outgoing goods.   

Hoberg & Driesch increases customer satisfaction and efficiency with new customer portal
Hoberg & Driesch, one of the leading wholesalers of steel pipes in Europe, has created an online portal within a few months, in which its customers can see the wholesaler's current stocks, place products in a shopping basket and automatically request a quotation. Both for the customers, who are not connected via EDI, and for Hoberg & Driesch, the portal means a considerable increase in efficiency. 

Interface to steel processing successfully implemented with an online shop
To remain successful, companies must digitalise and automate their processes. Recently, G. Elsinghorst Stahl und Technik GmbH was able to implement another digitalisation project to successfully connect the online shop in the steel trade with the merchandise management system via an ERP interface.


Using thickness measuring systems safely as production-critical solutions
Sheet thickness is a decisive quality criterion for almost all processes in flat steel production, finishing and processing. The expansion of the EMG product portfolio to include the EMG iTiM product family for all thickness measurement methods currently used in the industry (X-ray, isotope, laser) and the associated design and software know-how opens up completely new possibilities for the user, even for modernisations and conversions. The article shows the state of the art for the measuring methods mentioned and their intelligent combination.   

Combined 2D and 3D surface inspection system in a pickling line
The use of two highly efficient Surcon measuring systems installed in one measuring system enables thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH to further reduce the occurrence of rolling damage and strip cracks.   

Flatness and contour measurement in a new dimension
Nokra's measuring systems measure the flatness, contour, thickness or width of the most diverse strips and sheets of their customers in a non-contact and automated way. The measuring systems are kept on course by axes with toothed belt drive. Thanks to the flexible accessories of the linear axis, the measuring systems can be individually adapted to the respective application requirements.

Trade Fairs| Exhibitions| Events



Ad closing date: 04 May| Printing material: 08 May| Publication date: 01 June


Issue 4 - September 2023


Ad closing date: 14 August| Printing material: 16 August  | Publication date: 05 September


FOLLOW-UP REPORT METEC 2023 and THERMPROCESS 2023 showed the trends for metallurgical and industrial heat treatment technology METEC and THERMPROCESS again provided a comprehensive overview of equipment and processes for the metals industry, including industrial heat, from 12 to 16 June 2023 in Düsseldorf. With the task of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, the industry is facing probably the biggest change in its history. The Düsseldorf trade fair reflected this decisive development: on the one hand, the challenges facing the industry and, on the other, the innovations that machinery and plant manufacturers are offering metallurgical industrial companies worldwide.

Refractories / INTERVIEW

Dalmia GSB Refractories now under the umbrella of RHI Magnesita
RHI Magnesita, one of the world's leading companies for refractory products and solutions, has acquired Dalmia GSB Refractories GmbH in Bochum, a manufacturer of products for the desulphurisation and homogenisation of steel. This means that a company with a long tradition in the region and an important supplier to the European steel industry is in new hands. The purchase was officially sealed at the beginning of May. Constantin Beelitz, President Europe, CIS & Turkey RHI Magnesita, spoke in an interview with STAHL + TECHNIK about the background of the transaction and the future strategy for the product division at RHI Magnesita. 


SALCOS® milestone reached - Salzgitter AG awards contract for direct reduction plant
Salzgitter AG is to build a direct reduction plant on the premises of Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH. In 2026, this plant will enable the use of hydrogen instead of coal in steel production. The unit is the largest sub-plant in the first stage of the SALCOS® - Salzgitter Low CO2 Steelmaking transformation programme and will be designed for a production capacity of a good 2 million tonnes of direct reduced iron (DRI) per year. The award of this contract marks a further decisive milestone on the way to low-CO2 steel production at the Salzgitter location. 

Lifecycle solutions for a high-performance metals industry
The metal industry is facing the greatest challenge in its history: it must become green. In addition, changing market conditions, price fluctuations and higher quality requirements are putting the industry under pressure. The SMS group is responding to this development and is increasingly focusing on digitalisation and services. Integrated concepts and solutions are also changing the way the plant manufacturer will work with the metal industry in the future. 

Optimised insulation in heat treatment plants can reduce energy losses
The renewal of the lining of an industrial furnace, which is necessary due to wear, offers the opportunity to fundamentally optimise the thermal insulation of the plant. AICHELIN Service had already successfully implemented comparable projects on its own plants in the past. In a current project, the focus was now on the refractory lining of a heat treatment plant of another manufacturer. 

Inline monitoring of edge waves on non-grain-oriented electrical steel strip
With a laser sensor system, thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel replaces the manual offline measurement of the edge waves on non-grain-oriented electrical steel at the Bochum plant with an optical inline measurement. This makes it possible to measure the waviness over the entire length of the coils even while the strip is running. 


Steel statistics
Outlook on the economic development of the steel industry in Germany, Europe and worldwide 

Phoenix steel alliance - meeting with a lot of added value 
The participants of the Zukunftskreis Stahl at Nordwest met in Riesa to exchange views on important current topics. The Steel Division at Nordwest 2022 launched the Future Circle, where young steel traders can discuss and advance their topics in an intimate atmosphere. The aim of the meetings is to strengthen and deepen the cooperation between young entrepreneurs and young professionals in the association in order to face the challenges of the steel industry together. 


Modernised treatment line at German tinplate manufacturer
The modernisation of the electrical and automation systems on the slitting line has improved the efficiency and availability of tinplate production at thyssenkrupp Rasselstein. The proven automation solution and the good experience gained from another recent project were two further decisive factors that enabled production to be ramped up quickly after a very short downtime for such a project. 

Heat treatment control with PID carbon controllers 
For quality assurance in the carburising of steel, dual-channel PID C-level controllers have been developed that combine several functions in one unit. In addition to process control, they can automatically detect and monitor the condition of the oxygen probe and automatically start cleaning sequences.  

Trade Fairs| Exhibitions| Events

SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN, Essen - 11.-15.09.2023
UNITECR World Congress, Frankfurt - 26.-29.09.2023
DeburringEXPO, Karlsruhe - 10.-12.10.2023
Blechexpo, Stuttgart - 07.-10.11.2023
Schweisstec, Essen - 07.-10.11.2023



Ad closing date: 10 October| Printing material: 12 October | Publication date: 02 November

Editorial programme will follow

Trade Fairs| Exhibitions| Events

HÜTTENTAG, Essen - 16.11.2023

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2) Surcharges:

20 % surcharge for 1st right side, opposite
Start and end of text on the b/w basic price
(not discountable), 10 % surcharge for other
binding placements with thecorresponding
b/w-format price (not discountable).
Each standard color: 281,00 €
4c-color: 843,00 €
Colour surcharges are not discountable
Surcharge for special colours per color: 686.00 €
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For type area advertisements, no
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Series discount
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24 a. m. advertisements 20 %

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10 – 12 pages 20 %
from 13 pages 25 %

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7) Warranty:
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Glued-on items:
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The ideal complement to your classic advertising with an editorial-like background. You provide us with text/picture material and we layout it according to the magazine design:
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CorelDraw up to version 8 (saved as EPS-files, font as sign path)
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In the program files and attached font imports no modified fonts may be used. All fonts and font styles used, in particular those contained in EPS files, must be listed in the order. The fonts will only be used for processing the transmitted order and will be deleted immediately afterwards.

Digital or analogue proof:
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Hourly rate for DTP work:
Recognized file errors will be processed as far as possible at the request of the customer and after consultation of the necessary work effort.
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Other services:
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Only what is available on the data carrier can be exposed. The publisher accepts no liability for deviations in texts, illustrations and especially colours. The printing of colour advertisements without a proof is without guarantee. We assume that the files sent and handed over to us are copies
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