Siemens to supply ArcelorMittal Gent with performance-enhanced LiquiRob


Casting platform robot to handle all sample manipulation operations at distributor
LiquiRob will also perform ladle lancing
Ladle shroud to be manipulated with newly designed, patented concept
Safety at work will be substantially increased

Belgian steel producer ArcelorMittal Gent has ordered a LiquiRob casting platform robot from Siemens Metals Technologies to be installed on continuous slab caster CC2. It will perform a number of potentially dangerous tasks automatically, including taking samples, measuring temperatures and hydrogen levels at the distributor, as well as ladle lancing. In future, the ladle shroud will also be manipulated with the aid of the LiquiRob. The new casting platform robot is due to go on stream by September 2014, and will also improve working safety conditions at the CC2.