Horizontal Continuous Casting Machine HCCM– is used for production of continuously casted billets from liquid steel out of steel-smelting aggregates with volumes up to 15 ton. The machine is delivered with a set of equipment suitable to work in a single smelting mode.


  • Enclosed space;
  • Surrounding temperatures from +5С up to +45С.
  • Relative humidity of air up to 80% at +35С.
  • Temperatures of cooling water from +5С up to +25С;
  • Surrounding environment must be explosive-free, and not contain aggressive gases or admixtures that are destructive for isolations and metals.
  • Cooling water should not contain any admixtures, which form sediment;
  • Temperature of cooling water cannot be lower than the temperature of the surrounding air by 15С (in order to avoid the formation of condensate).

HCCM - meets all safety measure requirements set by GOST 12.2.003-74 (RUS.) and 12.3.002-75 (RUS.).
HCCM - meets all fire measure requirements set by GOST 12.1.004-76 (RUS.)






The casting of liquid steel is done out of steel-casting ladle installed on a stand. The stand is equipped with metal-measuring equipment used during the process of casting. The working volumes of a metal reservoir are supplied with inert gas (Argon) with a pressure of 0.05…0.1 MPa at rates up to 0.1 m³/ton The casting areas are provided with emergency storages for holding excess metal during emergency situations and slag pot for slag tap. The metal is delivered to the metal reservoir with an open stream in a closed mantle, inside which Argon is delivered. The rate of Argon is up to 0.1 m3/ton under the pressures of 0.05…0.1 MPa. The delivery of slag-forming heat-insulating mixtures on the surface of the metal is done mechanically. The dimensions of grains are 0.5…1.5 mm. The amount of slag-forming mixtures delivered to the surface of the metal is 0.5…0.7 kg/ton.

During the process of casting, the billet is pulled from the mould by a withdrawal-roll set in a ‘pull-pause’ mode. The mould can be installed with an electromagnetic stirring system (ESS) with rotational motion of a liquid phase around the axis of the billet. The turning frequency of an electromagnetic field of the ESS is between 5 to 12 Hz, with the speeds of melt-stream movement of 0.6…1.2 m/sec.

The estimated flow of water for cooling of the mould is 3…3.3 m3/ton with pressure of 0.6 MPa. Additionally all other mechanisms and constructions that heat up are cooled. After the mould, at lengths of 2,50…3,00 m the air-water cooling of the billet is installed. It is recommended to use a secondary air-water cooling with water flow of 0.1…0.4 m³/ton and ratios of m³ of water and air in the ranges 1:10…50. The maximum ratio is set after the mould, minimum – at the end of the secondary cooling area. The stated above rates of water and air usage provide changes in temperature of the surface of the billet from 1150…1180 С after the mould, up to 950…1000 С on the withdrawal-roll set. The rate of use of water and air is regulated manually and automatically, depending on the speed of casting and the type of steel is possible to install a set of equipment used for electromagnetic stirring of the liquid phase of continuous ingot at the secondary cooling zone. The 200 ton hydraulic shear are installed after the withdrawal-roll set, which cut the continuous billets in measured lengths during the process of casting.  Billets are transported to the cooling bed by rollers conveyer, and depending on the working mode of the continuous caster they are then moved to the cooler, or the roller conveyer of the commuting heating furnace.




(included in the package upon request)



4.2. The cost of equipment are ex-factory Moscow, Incoterms 2016.
4.3. Manufacturing period – 9 months after the prepayment. Manufacturing period can be adjusted depending on the load of the production at the time of the contract.
4.4. Payment Terms – 30% deposit, 60% in fact ready to be shipped, 10% at the end of commissioning. 70% exhibited irrevocable divisible letter of credit.
4.5. The cost of commissioning is 15% of the total cost of the equipment, to be paid under a separate contract, and includes the following work: internal electrical connection diagrams; installation and debugging modes of equipment; cold functional test; hot functional testing; training of the customer;   commissioning and delivery of complex customer’s equipment.


Commissioning works carried out by the Contractor in the performance of the customer of the following works: -Installation (fixing all the elements set on foundations and steel structures). -Welding (current installation of power lines; seal, strengthen and connect all the circuits of electric motors, the connection of ground connection). -Installation of water-cooling system (water supply and drain lines). -Hydraulic installation (installation of hydraulic lines, filling the hydraulic fluid venting in the system). -Qualifications of the personnel of the Customer shall comply with the requirements for maintenance of the equipment.


The package does not include:
The delivery is not included, and must be delivered to the customer or to order the supplier: foundations, ready for installation of the equipment, with the necessary holes for anchoring and fixing bolts; channels for wiring, pipe supply and removal of oil and cooling water, compressed air supply; – Recycling system and emergency water supplies; – Building wires for external electrical connections; – Scaffolding and lifting equipment for construction works; – A tool for operation of the facility; – Hydraulic fluid; – Ventilation equipment.




1. At the first stage, INMET provides the client with a set of TD, arranged on the level of construction task, prepared considering client’s conditions. The set includes the equipment positioning plans, foundation plans, electric and hydraulic layouts, fundamental and mounting plans.
2. At the second stage, INMET provides the client with a TD for the project on the negotiated level.
3. The whole set and each component of produced equipment is supplied with user’s manual, which lists and describes the principles of the equipment’s work on a required level, as well as list of possible malfunctions, ways of fixing them and etc.
4. At the stage of equipment debugging, INMET with client’s contribution develops a local manual for operating the HCCM.


Layout of equipment HCCM-