Slab continuous casting machines

Within recent years NKMZ has accumulated a wide experience in manufacturing of the continuous-casting machines equipment.

The important stage in mastering of this product manufacturing process was the execution of the orders for Austrian company VOEST-ALPINE (VAI) for manufacturing of the slab CCM straightening zone equipment for Eko-Stahl (Germany), CCM bending and radial part zone equipment for LTV Steel (USA) using VAI’s own engineering and the supply of CCM mechanical equipment and electric drives to Novolipetsk Integrated Iron and Steel Works (Russia) and Integrated Iron and Steel Works named after llyich (Ukraine).

While producing continuous casting machines (CCM) for slabs casting designed by NKMZ for "Azovstal" Iron and Steel Plant, Ukraine and Novolipetsk Integrated Iron and Steel Works, Russia modern high-performance technologies of continuous casting of high-quality steel products have been implemented. The basis of the technology and the machine design is formed by the own advanced scientific-technical, technological and design findings.

Technical level of CCM is constantly being developed. There are many native and foreign scientific-research institutes and design institutes cooperating with NKMZ in this field.

In 2012 design of modernization of two-strand slab vertical CCM for JSC NLMK was finished.

New up-to-date CCM was installed instead of existing overage CCM No.3 and level marks of casting platform were preserved.

Modernization resulted in:

  • capacity growth of CCM;
  • slabs’ quality increasing;
  • complete automation of the process.



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