RFCS project “Embedded real-time analysis of continuous casting for machine-supported quality optimisation” (RealTimeCastSupport)
The second meeting for the RFCS project “Embedded real-time analysis of continuous casting for machine-supported quality optimisation” (RealTimeCastSupport) took place on 16th and 17th of November 2022 at premises of the voestalpine Stahl Linz. Further project partners are Materials Processing Institute, Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Minkon. Thermal and fluid-mechanical conditions in continuous casting moulds are not precisely known although highly relevant for the product quality. Therefore, the aim of the project is the digitalisation and optimised control of continuous casting machines. Large data streams will be considered for an online control of the process and the casting machine will be represented and investigated with a digital twin. The operators will be assisted by a support system with suggestions for an optimised process control in real-time. It will be considering data from cameras, novel as well as existing sensors in the melt, the mould and inspection of the final product. The project is funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Union (RFCS-Grant Agreement No. 847334).