Patent Number: 8,875,777

Title: Strip casting apparatus for rapid set and change of casting rolls

Abstract: A method of continuously casting steel strip includes steps of providing rails positioned beneath a casting position and extending in opposite directions there from to discharge stations, supporting first and second scrap receptacles movable along the rails, engaging a seal between the first scrap receptacle and an enclosure enabling support of a protective atmosphere beneath a pair of casting rolls, disengaging the seal between the first scrap receptacle and the enclosure and moving the first scrap receptacle along the rails in a direction away from the second scrap receptacle to a discharge station, and moving the second scrap receptacle into the casting position and sealingly engaging the second scrap receptacle and the enclosure.

Inventors: Ondrovic; Jay Jon (Brownsburg, IN), Fulbright; Eric (Paragould, AR), Nakayama; Katsumi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Nucor Corporation

International Classification: B22D 11/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00