Horizontal continuous caster from Hertwich Engineering increases annual production at NALCO
Hertwich Engineering, Austria, has successfully commissioned a horizontal continuous caster for T-bars at the National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) in India. The plant froms part of an expansion project at the Angul works in the state of Orissa which will expand NALCO’s capacity to 115,000 t per year, of which 60,000 t of T-bars will be produced on the new horizontal continuous caster from Hertwich Engineering.
Horizontally cast T-bars have clear quality advantages: A fine, uniform microstructure, minimum inclusions and oxides, no surface cracks or pores and an exact geometry.
The scope of supply includes the casting plant with flying saw and the downline transport and packaging facilities. The caster is 3,000 mm wide. T-bars of 850 x 300mm are cast continuously in three strands and then sawn to lengths of 1,050 mm.
Hertwich Engineering forms part of the SMS Meer Business Area.