Slab Casting

Slab Casting

Off-line SCM

Sarclad Strand Condition Monitor’s (SCMs) are widely recognised as the world’s leading off-line continuous slab caster measuring systems, which provide rapid and accurate measurement and assessment of critical strand parameters essential for the production of high quality steel.

Strand condition measuring systems are installed onto the dummy bar chain in place of the dummy bar head and are passed through the caster strand during machine outages. Measurements are collated and recorded automatically from on board sensors which is then downloaded via a cable or Wi-Fi to a laptop for analysis and presentation.

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The comprehensive range of measurements offered by SCM systems include; Roll gaps, roll and segment alignment, outer roll condition, roll bend, roll rotation and water spray analysis.

With the use of these systems, mechanical caster strand parameters can be monitored and maintained to ensure that quality cast slabs are efficiently produced, while sub-standard and scrap product is reduced.

Benefits of SCM 

  • Proven technology and performance

  • Bi-directional caster measurement from any start position

  • Durable and robust design

  • Caster thickness measurement from 55mm to 450mm+

  • Custom design for customer specific caster parameters

  • Accurate and repeatable measurements

  • Improved slab quality

  • Reduced slab breakouts and bleeds

On-line In-Chain SCM

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The In-Chain Strand Condition Monitor is a precision on-line measurement system for continuous casting machines. Each In-Chain SCM system is designed for seamless integration with the continuous casting process, providing caster roll gap measurements during the start of every cast sequence.

Performing frequent caster measurements without interrupting the production schedule allows the end user to plan preventative maintenance activities, maximize the casting process efficiency and significantly improve caster performance.

Benefits of On-line In-Chain SCM

  • Reduce caster downtime

  • Reduce sub-standard product

  • Improve product quality

  • Minimise risk of breakouts

  • Maximise production time

  • Accurate measurements every time

  • Modular design

  • Operator friendly

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The Complete Package: Off-line SCM + On-line In-Chain SCM

Optimise your continuous casting production with the Sarclad off-line and on-line caster monitoring equipment.

The Sarclad caster monitoring systems compliment each other by combining the multiple measurements offered by the off-line SCM with the increased measurement frequency offered by the In-Chain SCM. Using both systems offers the most comprehensive caster monitoring solution, allowing the end user to identify existing problems and also prevent future failures.