Ingot casting (Inteco)

The main fields of application of ingot casting are nowadays the production of all types of alloyed steels and unalloyed steels (e. g. tool steels), special alloys and all kinds of forging and rolling ingots. Ingots are being produced in a very wide range of weight, starting from 500kg up to 700t or even more and geometry, of square flat round polygonal / octagonal.

There are in principal two different ways of ingot casting:

  • Bottom Pouring
  • Vacuum Ingot Casting

In case of Bottom Pouring the ingots are teemed via a trumpet from the bottom into the mould. This technology is used for all types of ingots up to 160t in the shape. For bigger ingots from 120 up to 700 t the Vacuum Ingot Casting is used. The reason for this technology is to prevent any increase of the hydrogen content, which is essential to eliminate the tendency to flaking.

INTECO offers different solution to facilitate the work in the casting pit and to optimize the process to ensure reproducibility and increasing yield of the products.


  • Ingot Casting Car (Portal, Semi-Portal)
  • Vacuum Ingot Casting Equipment
  • Brick Laying Station
  • Funnel Tube Preparation Station
  • Plate Tilting Station with Sand Preparation
  • Hydraulic Ingot pusher
  • Optical Mould Inspection
  • Mould Cleaning Unit
  • Hot Top Cleaning Station
  • Movable Operating Platforms

USP‘s of INTECO Design:

  • “ATS” Semi Automated Teeming System
  • Design of Mould and Casting Setups
  • Automatic Casting Flow Control
  • Metallurgical and Process Consulting

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