Steel Mill Continuous Caster Features – CCM

steel mill continuous caster

What Is This?

Steel Mill Continuous Caster:

The production process of continuously casting high-temperature molten steel into a slab with a certain cross-sectional shape and a certain size is called continuous steel casting.

The equipment required to complete this process is called continuous casting equipment.

The electromechanical and hydraulic integration of casting equipment, continuous casting machine body equipment,

cutting area equipment, dummy bar collection and conveying equipment constitutes the core part of continuous casting equipment, which is called continuous casting machine.


Classification of steel mill continuous caster

According to the structure

It can be divided into vertical continuous casting machine & vertical bending continuous casting machines.

According to the casting section

It can be divided into slab continuous casting machine, bloom & billet continuous casting machine

According to the number of casting embryos

It can be divided into single-strand, double-strand & multi-strand continuous casting machines.

Of course, the times are progressing, and continuous casting equipment is also innovating.

There are also more styles of steel mill continuous caster, such as vertical bending, round billet, one-machine multi-strand and other types of CCM.

The above are among the solutions that Hani Metallurgy has provided over the years, which are the most requested by customers’ steel mills.


As a star product of metal forging equipment, steel mill continuous caster has brought considerable returns to the continuous casting process,

because of its performance and advantages that have been developed and enhanced year by year.

(1) The production process is simplified.

Continuous casting eliminates the need for demolding, moulding, ingot soaking and billeting, and further simplifies the process flow.

Continuous casting greatly shortens the production cycle from molten steel to sheet, saves energy and reduces costs.

(2) Improve the metal yield.

Continuous casting eliminates the loss of residual steel in the injection pipe and soup channel in die casting, reduces the loss of cutting head and cutting tail, and can improve the metal yield by 10%-14%.

(3) Reduced energy consumption.

Continuous casting saves the reheating process of the soaking furnace, which can reduce the energy consumption by 25% -50%.

In addition, due to the improvement of the yield, it also has the effect of indirect energy saving.

The hot casting and direct rolling not only save energy, but also shorten the production cycle.

(4) The quality of the casting billet is good.

In the continuous casting process, the molten steel is forced to cool, the solidification speed is fast, the solidification structure of the billet is dense, and the chemical composition segregation is less.

At present, almost all steel grades can be produced by continuous casting process, such as ultra-pure steel, silicon steel, alloy steel, tool steel, etc., more than 500 steel grades can be produced by continuous casting process, and the quality is very good.

(5) The production process is easy to realize automation, and the labor conditions are greatly improved.

Because continuous casting is easy to realize automation and mechanization due to its own equipment and process characteristics, the labor environment has been fundamentally improved.

The rapid development of the continuous casting process is due to its incomparable advantages over the die casting process.

While saving capital investment, it also reduces energy consumption and increases the quality of cast slabs.

Therefore, it is required by more and more steel mill users.

If you have any opinions or needs, please feel free to contact us for consultation and discussion.

It is our pursuit to provide every customer with a satisfactory steel mill continuous caster solution!

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