Method for continuous casting of thin slab ingots Patent #: 5018569
ApplicationNo. 249160 filed on 05/25/1994
US Classes:164/454, Product withdrawing164/154.5, Continuous casting164/442, Roller164/484Specific product withdrawal
ExaminersPrimary: Bradley, P. Austin
Assistant: Lin, I.-H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesB22D 011/20
AbstractIn a continuous casting system, there is provided an apparatus and a method for controlling the forces exerted by the foot rollers on the continuous casting slab. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, the apparatus includes a hinged foot roller assembly and a hydraulic cylinder for moving the assembly toward and away from the slab. A linear variable differential transformer signals the cylinder to move the assembly relative to the slab such contact between the foot rollers and the slab edge is maintained at a selected contact force.