Primetals secure an order to optimize continuous caster

09 July 2019

One of China's largest steel producers recently awarded Primetals Technologies an order to optimize the processes of one of its continuous casters. This meant that the leading supplier of automation systems in the metallurgical industry celebrated its 150th order in the last ten years alone for process automation systems (Level 2) in continuous casting. Advanced automation packages and cyber-physical models are in especially high demand. Continuous caster operators save time and money by obtaining metallurgic and digitalization know-how from a single source. A major driver in this business is the high demand in the USA and China. Solutions from Primetals Technologies for the automation and digitalization of continuous casters are increasingly being installed on third-party plants. Steel producers are showing growing interest in “digital twins”.

Digital twins

Nowadays, advanced automation packages and cyber-physical models (digital twins) with a high degree of digitalization are “state-of-the-art” and form the basis for the ongoing optimization of production processes.

The digital twin from Primetals Technologies for optimizing processes for continuous casters in steelworks is based on many years of experience and hundreds of completed projects.