Top slab quality achieved right from the very beginning, process and equipment reliability, and an impressive ramp-up distinguished the startup of CC8 caster at voestalpine Stahl in Linz, Austria.

After 5 weeks the newly supplied caster was already producing on 5 shifts, and during the first 22 weeks covered almost all the contractual steel grades.

CC8 caster has been producing slabs with a nominal thickness of 225 mm and widths ranging from 800 mm up to 1,820 mm in a product mix including electrical steels with a silicon content greater than 2.0%, ULC, LC, structural steels (including micro-alloyed), press hardening grades, HC.

The caster is equipped with the most advanced Danieli technological packages, and Danieli Rotelec in-mould and strand electromagnetic stirring devices allow consistent production of exposed grades for automotive.

These results come from excellent teamwork between voestalpine Stahl and Danieli.