PR-DT1022-1 - 2022 Digital Transformations, October

Fully Automated In-Line Strand Condition Monitoring for Enhanced Roll Gap Measurement and Control in Continuous Casting

G. McBain, W. Smailes

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Abstract:
It is estimated that there are over 600 continuous steel casters worldwide. Measurement and control has typically been delivered by off-line strand condition monitors (SCMs) that are inserted manually into the caster periodically during downtime. In-chain calipers offer a robust roll gap measure that can be fitted onto the dummy bar head, automatically providing gap measurement data on every cast without impacting productivity.


Keywords: digital transformation, industry 4.0