Beam-blank casting – Reduced energy consumption with near-net-shape casting
Beam-blank casting results in fewer passes in the section mill, reduced energy use and lower production costs.
Near-net-shape casting is an energy-saving alternative to conventional bloom casting for the production of beams and sections. The greatest benefits can be derived through the direct coupling of the caster to the rolling mill. The special mold-taper design from Primetals Technologies offers a large operating window with respect to varying casting speeds and different steel grades. High-quality structural beams can be produced with a broad range of product dimensions.