HOVADUR® cooling dies are employed in horizontal as well as in vertical continuous casting.
Continuous casting is a casting procedure whereby the metal is poured into an opening with a defined section, the metal becoming a solid strand while passing a one-piece or multi-piece die. According to the design of the die, a distinction is made between horizontal and vertical continuous casting, the first version being applied especially for copper alloys and small size strands. Continuous casting means casting of an endless strand (steel mill). Discontinuous castings means that the length of the strand is limited by capacity of the furnace. Both procedures are employed for steel as well as for non-ferrous metals.
Furthermore, HOVADUR® alloys provide maximum cooling. Resistance against hot cracking is considerably better compared to conventional alloys.