Continuous caster at Dillinger produces 600 mm thick slabs

SMS group has expanded the CC6 continuous caster in operation at Dillinger, Germany, to include slabs with a thickness of 600 mm. This marks a new chapter in the story of the CC6. SMS group delivered the continuous caster to Dillinger in 2015.

As a vertical caster it is designed for the production of slabs within the 300–600 mm thickness range. Particular challenges here are the permanent load holding system, neutral axis technology, and load take-over strategy. The new CC6 is exceptional at overcoming all these challenges, so Dillinger had confidence in the SMS group technology used for the plant's expansion for 600 mm thick slabs.

Dillinger and the SMS group have enjoyed a long-standing partnership for many years. SMS group delivered the first continuous slab caster to Dillinger in 1961. The CC5 continuous caster supplied in 1998 was upgraded in 2010 and set a new world record with the production of 450 mm thick slabs. This record was broken in 2015 by the CC6 continuous caster, which is capable of achieving slab thicknesses of 500 mm. Following its expansion to include 600 mm thick slabs, the Dillinger CC6 has again broken its own world record. The new Dillinger CC6 combines a high degree of technological stability, extreme production reliability and huge potential to meet the demands of tomorrow. With its capacity to produce ultrathick slabs Dillinger has again set new standards in the heavy plate grade segment.

(Source: SMS group)

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