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March - 2010

02 March 2010

Molten Steel Ladle

Improved U Joint's Keep Slab Caster Rolling

At an integrated steel mill in the Midwest, the slab caster is more of a tortoise than a hare. Segment rolls on the curved roll section that move the steel slabs, rotate at a speed of only 8 RPM (5ft./min.). But it's the reliability of the motion, rather than the speed, that wins the race to productivity. Improvements to the slab caster at this facility are yielding positive results by reducing costly downtime in the harsh environment of this 24/7 operation.

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