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SMS Concast Revamps Casting Machine for Taiwanese Steelmaker

10/15/2013 - Feng Hsin Iron & Steel has successfully commissioned the upgraded casting machine at its plant in Taichung City, Taiwan.
The first heat produced sections of 150 mm square. The new Level 1 and Level 2 automation package supplied by SMS Concast allows Feng Hsin to improve both  production processes and output.

In addition to the Level 1 and Level 2 automation, SMS Concast also supplied Feng Hsin with a new fifth casting strand, a hydraulic oscillation unit, an air-mist cooling system of the Z3 type, a withdrawal straightening unit (WSU) and stopper boxes.

“The scope of supply was quite extensive. Nonetheless, we successfully completed already the first cast with all five strands,” said Stefan Rutishauser of SMS Concast.

Pictured below: Feng Hsin successfully cast the first heat to produce sections of 150 mm square.