Superior Quality Steel grade for Twin Roll Casters
Introduced in 1956 and developed over the years, continuous casting of Aluminum is a well-known technology to recycle the scrap generated by the manufacturing processes. It is highly effective from the energy saving point of view because the “liquid-to-strip” production is carried out in one single step, avoiding slab casting and hot rolling. The solidification is granted by the cooling capacity of the casting rolls which work in a thermal-fatigue stress condition. Therefore, the quality of the steel forged caster shells is crucial for the performance of the process as it must combine a good thermal conductivity with a strong resistance against thermal cracks. For this purpose, Lucchini RS has designed CastLOS steel grade, that fits the application and offers stable and reliable performance for all the product life.
Lucchini RS, as a fully integrated supplier of industrial solutions, provides to OEMs and the End Users not only the CastLOS caster shells but also the water-cooled forged shafts, even with the stainless-steel coating on the barrel grooves, and then the assembled shrunk-on design Caster Rolls.