Siemens continuous casting line for ultra-thick slabs goes into operation at voestalpine Stahl – LiquiRob robot automates casting platform and increases safety The first two ladle heats were successfully cast on September, 20 in the new CC7 continuous casting line of voestalpine Stahl GmbH. The casting line delivered by Siemens VAI is designed to produce slabs with thicknesses up to 355 millimeters at widths of up to 2200 millimeters. For the first time in a European steelworks, two LiquiRob industrial robot systems have been installed to utilize an automated casting platform. This significantly improves the level of work safety for operating personnel. Several technological packages, including DynaGap Soft Reduction 3D, the Dynacs 3D secondary cooling system and the automatic 3D Sprays nozzle width adjustment, optimize the inner and outer slab surface quality in a wide selection of steel grades.