ALUMINIUM AND NON-FERROUS METALS
Aluminium Continuous Casting lines
Joseph Hunter pioneered continuous strip casting back in the 1950s.
Joseph Hunter pioneered continuous strip casting back in the 1950s. Since then, Danieli FATA Hunter has been leading the industry by continuous technological improvements.
Each generation of machine has resulted in progressively improved product quality, ease of operation and maintenance, as well as extended alloy range and reduced conversion cost.
The history began with the standard horizontal caster. In the 70s the vertical, tilt-back SuperCaster® appeared and has since become the industry unmatched benchmark. This type of machine has been the first choice of the metal industry for more than 30 years.
In the 90s more progress was made with the revolution in the high-speed, thin-gauge casting, as two new strip casting developments were released:
— the reduced gauge SuperCasterPlus® that further improved the capability of the roll-casting technology to be the most flexible and economic alternative to the hot rolling process;
— and the high-speed, thingauge SpeedCaster®, a new casting machine that can cast thinner and faster, thereby increasing productivity and reducing downstream rolling passes.
The new millennium was welcome by the latest technology development: the OPTIFLOW® System. Improved molten metal flow, enhanced tip nozzles, continuously variable cast strip with on-thefly change for width and tip orifice controls are only some features of this system.