Patent Number: 6,308,769

Title: Continuous casting plant for casting slabs with a continuous casting mold and a strand guiding unit composed of rollers

Abstract: A continuous casting plant suitable for casting steel slabs, wherein the partially solidified strand composed of a strand shell and a partially liquid core is guided after emerging from the mold during the further solidification between the rollers of a strand guiding unit which has a loose or movable side and a fixed side, and wherein the strand shell forms in the areas between always two rollers spaced apart from each other in the casting direction a deformation in the form of a bulge with an increase of the cross-section. For compensating for an increase of the cross-section of a respective strand portion, a counter-pressure is applied from the outside against the strand area located opposite the strand portion with the increased cross-section in order to reduce the cross-section.

Inventors: Pleschiutschnigg; Fritz-Peter (Duisburg, DE), Schwellenbach; Joachim (Dusseldorf, DE)

Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B22D 11/128 (20060101); B22D 11/12 (20060101); B22D 011/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018