Gothenburg, Sweden – ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH has chosen SKF to customize and supply 30 electromechanical actuators for use in the continuous casting of steel. The order is one of the biggest for a mechatronics solution that SKF Germany has ever received from a customer in the metals industry.
Karsten Faust, area director, SKF Industrial Market, Regional Sales and Service, North Europe, added, “Having worked closely with ArcelorMittal on many successful projects involving our bearing and service platforms, we are very pleased to have this opportunity to demonstrate the value that our mechatronics solutions can deliver.”
Carsten Albers, project manager, ArcelorMittal Bremen, commented, “We needed to have a very compact solution that would enable us to be very accurate and reliable in adjusting the width of our output steel. We chose to work with SKF on this project because the company has strong technical knowledge and understands our business and the application.”
An actuator is a type of motor for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. Actuators used in the mould narrow-face adjustment operation in continuous casting must perform efficiently, despite working in an extremely hot and harsh environment.