Continuous casting real-time optimization

Produce cleaner steel, faster and at lower cost by digitalizing the continuous slab casting process

  • Monitor and visualize real-time mold data for defect detection, early warnings, mold flow prediction and much more with fiber-optic temperature measurements
  • Reduce defects - typically by 50%, reject ratio and downgrades - in some cases by 80% and allow for higher casting speed with FC Mold
  • Use advanced software to close the loop and achieve automated control and further optimization of the continuous casting process in real-time

Press release: New ABB Ability™ Optimold Control offers unrivalled, real time in-mold casting control

ABB Ability™ Optimold Monitor

Fiber-optic mold plate temperature measurement for continuous casting

  • Unparalleled spatial resolution with over 4000 fiber-optic measuring points per mold

FC Mold

Simultaneous stirring and braking in the mold from one fixed position

  • Elimination of mold powder entrapments, reduced crack formations and much more

Automated control and optimization of continuous casting process in real-time

  • Powerful analysis of casting conditions and flow patterns to regulate symmetry and flow speed

Complete system for process monitoring, measurement and optimization

Partner with ABB to accelerate your digital transformation journey

Why ABB?
  • Experienced provider OT and IT stack
  • Third party and legacy integration
  • Domain knowledge and cross industry knowledge
  • Efficient transformation projects, focus on ROI
  • New tools such as cloud, analytics
  • Development model with partners to jointly develop solutions

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