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Continuous casting line

Flexible process configuration enables variable production

Demand for various steel products is constantly changing. Quick reaction to market forces requires flexible production processes that can be quickly re-configured for a variety of steel products.

The continuous casting line involves high temperatures, control of powerful forces, strong vibration, and heavy shock. Control system components must be able to operate reliably in such an environment to ensure the uninterrupted production of quality steel. From precise ingot mold reconfiguration for casting liquid metal, to the safe and controlled transport of solid slabs and billets, Balluff sensors and systems deliver the high efficiency and dependability demanded by today's market-driven steel industry.

Application examples

Casting ladle control
Position sensing of the dummy bar
Fast, no-mess cylinder sensor replacement
Slab length verification
Slab transport on the walking-beam