Webinar: Enabling the continuous caster for new market segments
On-demand Webinar

Enabling the continuous caster for new market segments

This webinar will provide answers to the challenges that caster operators are facing in terms of quality improvement. In order to target new market segments or even conquer new markets with their products, higher slab internal quality is required. Center segregation is always a challenge when trying to achieve high inner quality when applying soft reduction. Here, with SRD (Single Roll Dynagap) segments the point to apply soft reduction can be optimized to centimeters. A best practice example will be presented by a project partner from Ternium Steel, who immediately ordered SRD installation on a second strand after discovering the quick improvement of quality on the first strand.

Target audience:

  • Metallurgists and process engineers
  • Strategic planners or controllers
  • Operation decision makers
  • Investment decision makers
  • Plant Managers

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the mechanisms how to improve slab center quality
  • Learn how Ternium has improved the inner slab quality
  • Learn about upgrade strategies




Head of Continuous Casting, Primetals Technologies

Paul Pennerstorfer completed his master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Technical University Graz Linz in 2003. In 2004 he joined Primetals Technologies in Linz as Process Engineering for Continuous Casting. He worked on serval continuous casting project mainly in Asia. In 2011 he became Head of Technology and Innovation for Continuous Casting, where he was deeply involved in the development of the SRD segment. From 2019 Mr. Pennerstorfer is acting as global head for Continuous Casting in Primetals Technologies.


Head of Technology, Continuous Casting, Primetals Technologies

Philipp Wieser completed his master’s degree in mechatronics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2009. In 2010 he joined Primetals Technologies in Linz and worked as a development and process engineer in the continuous casting technology department. From 2016 to 2019 he was working at BMW Group in Steyr, Austria as an engine development and application engineer. In 2019 he joined Primetals Technologies again as head of the continuous casting technology department.


Continuous Casting Expert, Ternium Brasil

Dr. Franz Ramstorfer completed his doctors’ degree in mechanical engineering at Graz University of Technology in 2006. From 2007 until 2011 he was working as a development and process engineer for continuous casting. From 2011 to 2015 he was working at USIMINAS Cubatão in Brazil as a continuous casting process engineer. Currently he is working as a continuous casting expert at Ternium Brasil with focus on the metallurgical supervision of continuous casting processes, implementation of innovation projects and implementation of Industry 4.0 / Machine Learning applications.