In steel making, the shroud tube creates a connection between the ladle and tundish of the continuous casting plant allowing molten metal to flow between the two. The Monocon Shroud Tube Manipulator (MSTM) guides this shroud tube to controlled the delivery of the liquid steel from the ladle into the tundish to improve the steel quality and increase process reliability.
The V2 Monocon Shroud Tube Manipulator (MSTM-V2) is fully automatic, safe and reliable method of positioning the ladle shroud under the collector nozzle, which has been developed to suit most steel plant applications. Monocon also supply a Semi-Automatic Shroud Tube Manipulator (MSTM-V1).
Monocon is able to provide the best tailor made solution for each customer as each application is carefully considered by Monocon's technical team involving a site survey and consultation with the steel plant.
MSTM-V2 Design Features
The MSTM-V2 is a compact design, automatic ladle shroud manipulator with all axes of the machine powered. The machine can perform pre-programmed tasks with single button operation and consists of the following main components:
- Monocon Shroud Tube Manipulator V2 (MSTM-V2).
- Hydraulic Power.
- Electrical Control Console - PLC Control Panel to house the PLC along with associated power supply and Ethernet connection.
- Wired Operator Pendant (Optional Wireless Joystick is available).
NOTE: final positioning of the MSTM will require input from the operator to account for variation in collector nozzle position.