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EMS – Elettromagnetic Stirrer

(M-EMS, S-EMS, F-EMS) for billet & bloom casters

Electromagnetic stirring (EMS) improves quality and productivity in continuous casting. The rotating magnetic field induces a rotational flow in the liquid steel which improve equiaxed zone and surface quality, minimize carbon segregation, inclusions, porosity and internal cracks and thereby provide a better heat transfer and gas release.

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Electromagnetic mould level measurement and control system for billet and bloom casters

The use of electromagnetic sensors for mould level measurement in continuous casting of steel is a worldwide common practice. Level stability, smooth regulation and fast response time are all features that improve process control and steel surface quality.

ILD 80-07 for mould level control


Powder thickness measurement and control system for billet and bloom casters

Powder feeding is therefore a priority to ensure the stability of the powder level and the quality of steel. The primary task to implement this automatism is the measuring of powder thickness on the liquid bath in real time.

ILD 200-07 type for powder level


Automatic mould powder feeder system for billet, bloom and slab casters

Maintain the powder thickness constant in the mould is a very important task to avoid level fluctuation and to improve steel quality keeping constant the heat transfer, the lubricating powder film and also increasing the surface quality.

Mould powder feeder system


Portable EMS gauss-meter probes

In continuous casting, the process-analysis and service instrumentation is as important as the production equipment, because it allows for the constantly monitoring of its efficiency.

MFM probe


Mould oscillation monitoring system and oscillator checker

To achieve optimum casting conditions and high billet surface quality, it is necessary to guarantee that the oscillator behaves correctly, as established by design. The Ergolines OPI Mould Oscillation Monitoring System is designed for this purpose.

OPI sensor


Mould thermal monitoring & breakout prevention systems

The mould is the most important section of a caster, where liquid steel forms a solid shell. An incorrect growth of the shell can cause a sticker, which leads to a breakout of the strand. This results in downtime of the caster and extensive repair work.

Mould thermal monitoring


Vibrational slag carry-over detection systems

Unpredictable slag carry-over from ladle to tundish represents a serious problem, which can lead to either steel impurity or poor ladle yield. Ergolines VSD gives the right balance.

VSD sensor

Conference Proceedings

6th European Conference on Continuous Casting

June 3-6, 2008, Riccione, Italy

“An Innovative Integrated Method in MHD Design of Electromagnetic Stirrers”
“Villares Metal, Continuous Casting of Special Steel with Siemens VAI Technologies”


XXVI UIT National Heat Transfer Conference

June 23-25, 2008, Palermo, Italy

“Multiphysic Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation of Electromagnetic Stirring Phenomena in Continuous Casting Process”


Numerical Solutions of MHD-Problems in Industrial Applications
with liquid Metals

December 11-12, 2008, Linz, Austria

“An MHD Coupling Scheme for Numerical Simulations of MEMS for Billets”


InSteelCon 2011 – 7th European Conference on Continuous Casting

June 28 – July 2 2011, Duesseldorf, Germany

“A Reliable Powder Control Based on an Automatic Closed Loop System Including Measurement, Powder Feeding and Powder Thickness”


ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
& Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA

“Estimation of Heat Flux Distribution in a Continuous Casting Mould by Inverse Heat Transfer Algorithms”


EFRS 2012 4th Industrial Furnaces and Refractory Symposium

May 3-4, 2012, İzmir, Turkey

“Developments in continuous casting auxiliary technologies for high-quality steel production: electromagnetic stirrer design technique & mould powder thickness control in submerged casting”


AISTech 2014


May 5-8, 2014, Indianapolis, USA

“Latest enhancements in mold powder thickness control as a result of a new propulsion system implemented in flux feeding”


8th European Continuous Casting Conference


June 23-26, 2014, Graz, Austria

“Quality improvement of the Acciaierie di Calvisano continuous casting machine through the electromagnetic multistirring technology: preliminary results”
“Latest enhancements in mold powder thickness control as a result of a new propulsion system implemented in flux feeding”


AISTech 2015


May 4-7, 2015, Cleveland, USA.


i4MS 2015 (ICT for Manufacturing SMEs): Enhancing Digital Transformation in Manufacturing SMEs


May 22, 2015, Brussels, Belgium

“Fortissimo Experiment 402: Cloud-based Simulation of Continuous Casting – Exploitation of the Results”


METEC & 2nd ESTAD 2015


June 16-20, 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany

“A Novel Ultrasonic Sensor for Mold Powder Thickness Control”
“Review of the Mold Powder Control Technology”