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'High capacity, continuous production'

09 June 2011

Sandvik will use the Stone+tec show to highlight the high capacity of its continuous steel belt casting lines and the quality of end product achievable by being able to create precise heat profiles via multi-staged zones of different temperatures

This multi-stage capability, whereby the material to be processed travels through a series of in-line process phases – heating, reaction, calibration, cooling and confectioning – ensures high productivity and allows adjustment of process profiles for different products.

The use of steel belts enables high accuracy and superior surface quality to be generated in the forming zone.

Sandvik manufactures two types of casting units. The single belt unit, whereby the product is casted and cured on one steel belt. Variation of product width and thickness are limited with this method.

The double belt unit provides more flexibility in product shape and very symmetric process conditions, while the product is isolated from the ambience in the gap between the two steel belts.

In either case, the need for a combination of heat, calibration and cooling makes the steel belt the ideal process medium.

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