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Deutsche Edelstahlwerke orders LiquiRob casting platform robot from Siemens

  • Casting platform robot increases work safety
  • LiquiRob is used for lancing the ladles

LiquiRob casting platform robot from Siemens

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH is part of the Schmolz + Bickenbach Group and is one of the leading companies in the production and processing of stainless steel long products.

Some 4,000 employees work in its Witten, Siegen, Krefeld, Hagen and Hattingen plants, which produce and process around one million metric tons of stainless steel per annum.

In the Siegen Plant, the steel is produced in an electric arc furnace and is cast on a six-strand casting plant into billets with diameters ranging from 138 to 265 millimeters.

Siemens developed LiquiRob to improve occupational safety and the quality of measurement under the harsh operating conditions encountered in the iron and steel industry. At the moment, six systems are working in continuous casting plants around the world, plus one on an electric arc furnace and another on a converter.

The Metals Technologies Business Unit, based in Linz, Austria, is one of the world's leading lifecycle partners for the metallurgical industry. The Business Unit offers a comprehensive portfolio of technologies, modernization solutions, products and services, as well as integrated automation and environmental solutions for complete plant lifecycles.

For further information on solutions for steelworks, rolling mills and processing lines, please see

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at .

Reference Number: PR2014110036PDEN

ContactMr. Rainer Schulze
Process Industries and Drives Division
Siemens AG

Turmstr. 44

4031 Linz


Tel: +49 (9131) 7-44544




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