Patent Number: 6,167,943

Title: Strip casting apparatus

Abstract: Twin roll caster for continuously casting metal strip comprises a pair of parallel casting rolls (16) to which molten metal is supplied through a delivery nozzle (19). The rolls are mounted on roll carriers (104) moveable on a frame (102) to allow rolls (16) to move toward and away from one another. Biasing units (110, 111) allow inward biasing forces to be applied to the roll carriers (104) so as to bias one of the rolls (104) toward the other. The biasing units (110) incorporate biasing springs and means to adjust the thrust exerted by the springs.

Inventors: Fish; John Andrew (Woonona, AU), Kato; Heiji (Yokosuka, JP)

Assignee: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company, Limited

International Classification: B22D 11/06 (20060101); B22D 011/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018