Belt casting technology - Concepts

Batch and inline production

No bending or straightening

Here is how the belt casting process works: The liquid steel flows into the tundish and from there into another vessel which feeds it onto a circulating, cooled belt conveyor. There, the steel solidifies under inert atmospheric conditions to form a thin strip. That eliminates the need for bending, straightening, mold powder, or oscillation. Typical product dimensions are 8 - 20 millimeters thick and 1,000 - 1,600 millimeters wide, with casting speeds of up to 30 meters per minute.

  • Compact plant design
  • New products
  • No mechanical load on the product
Batch and inline production image

Energy-efficient process

Standout features of this groundbreaking process are its compact plant design and substantial energy savings. You can use it to manufacture not only classic steel grades, but also innovative steels unsuitable for conventional continuous casting.

Energy-efficient process image
Micro mill: inline BCT process for produce hot strip