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Tata Steel Caster Set for Upgrade

6/24/2019 - Tata Steel Ltd. has signed SMS group to upgrade the continuous caster at its Compact Strip Production mill in Jamshedpur, India, the equipment supplier has said. 

In a statement, SMS group said it will install an electromagnetic brake on each of the caster’s two strands. 

”This brake reduces the flow velocity of the liquid steel (upon entering) the mold and thus steadies the mold level. As a result, the quality of the hot strip can be further improved while maintaining a consistent throughput rate,” SMS group said. 

SMS group will be responsible for the engineering and installation. It also will equip the brakes with its X-Pact® electrical and automation system. The first brake will be commissioned at year’s end; the second will come on-line at the end of 2020.