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SMS Group Earns Final Acceptance Certificate for Ultrawide Slab Caster 

12/17/2019 - China’s Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. has issued the final acceptance certificate on its new ultrawide slab caster, reports the machine’s builder, SMS group. 

According to SMS group, the caster is able to produce slabs in widths of up to 3,250 mm, the widest in the world. It is capable of producing 1.5 million metric tons’ worth of slabs annually  and will cast  structural steels and micro- and low-alloy grades.
In addition to the caster, SMS group supplied a suite of digitalization technologies, including its high-definition laser aligning system; HD moldTC thermocouples; HD moldFO fiber optic sensors; Breakout Prevention Assist and Mold Temperature Assist systems; and XPact® electrical and automation systems for smart data processing and process automation.

"With our new casting machine, we have successfully taken another step towards Industry 4.0, something we are really proud of,” said Shandong Steel Group Rizhao Co. Ltd. representative Zheng Qiang. 
For more details on the new continuous caster, click here.