Casting Technologies


Continuous Casting
Continuous Casting

Bloom and Billet Casters

The continuous casting of blooms has become a well-established technology for the production of semis for high-quality applications. Similarly, continuous casting of billets is the basis for highly productive steelmaking. INTECO TBR supplies robust continuous casting machines with highest quality of the final product, low maintenance requirements and high operator friendliness.

Special Casting Applications

Continuous casting machines for special techniques, such as horizontal or vertical casting round up the product portfolio in the field of the production of special steels. A flexible and intelligent design and the implementation of customer demands emphasize our competence in this product segment.

Types of casting machines

  • Bow type or vertical bending machines
  • Vertical casting machine
  • Horizontal casting machine
  • Segment casters

Distinctive features of INTECO Design

  • Modular design
  • Operator friendly casting floor
  • Advanced and in-house developed solutions for mould level control
  • High precision mould oscillator with innovative drives
  • Dynamically controllable spray cooling coupled with online solidification model
  • Continuous straightener concept for lowest strain rates
  • Customised transport systems
  • Rigid cooling bed
  • Optional hot charging equipment
  • Production safety through integrated automation
  • Best possible end product quality based on metallurgical model
Ingot Casting
Ingot Casting

The main fields of application of ingot casting are nowadays the production of all types of alloyed steels and unalloyed steels (e. g. tool steels), special alloys and all kinds of forging and rolling ingots. Ingots are being produced in a very wide range of weight, starting from 500kg up to 700t or even more and geometry, of square flat round polygonal / octagonal.

There are in principal two different ways of ingot casting:

  • Bottom Pouring
  • Vacuum Ingot Casting

In case of Bottom Pouring the ingots are teemed via a trumpet from the bottom into the mould. This technology is used for all types of ingots up to 160t in the shape. For bigger ingots from 120 up to 700 t the Vacuum Ingot Casting is used. The reason for this technology is to prevent any increase of the hydrogen content, which is essential to eliminate the tendency to flaking.

INTECO offers different solution to facilitate the work in the casting pit and to optimize the process to ensure reproducibility and increasing yield of the products.


  • Ingot Casting Car (Portal, Semi-Portal)
  • Vacuum Ingot Casting Equipment
  • Brick Laying Station
  • Funnel Tube Preparation Station
  • Plate Tilting Station with enclosed Sand Preparation
  • Hydraulic Ingot pusher
  • Optical Mould Inspection
  • Mould Cleaning Unit
  • Hot Top Cleaning Station
  • Movable Operating Platforms

 USP‘s of INTECO Design

  • “ATS” Semi Automated Teeming System
  • Design of Mould and Casting Setups
  • Automatic Casting Flow Control
  • Metallurgical and Process Consulting