CASTE LLC (Consulting in Advanced Steel Technologies and Engineering) is a company formed to provide full service consulting and engineering solutions to steel companies around the world.
CASTE’s consulting team, has years of experience in all phases of Rolling Mill projects from project development all the way through mill design, construction, start-up, and optimization. CASTE Consultants have been designing, building, and optimizing Rolling Mills for over 40 years on over 50 Mills worldwide.
Over the years, engineering departments for many steel mills have diminished but their needs for addressing improvements and maintenance problems have not. Smaller engineering projects needed by steel mills to reduce high maintenance issues and improve and perform at the level required by their customers receive little interest from the large steel mill manufacturers. Our experience and ability to perform the engineering required for these types of projects provides the steel mills a solution previously not available at a cost significantly below that of the traditional mill builders. Our low cost solutions have only the problem to solve, not equipment to sell so our solutions are the best and most cost effective way to improve the mills performance. The large mill builders are interested in selling equipment, so their solutions to problems usually involve equipment. Our unique situation results in the best solutions at the lowest price. Not solutions that will help keep a machine shop at full capacity.
CASTE’s main areas of expertise include:
•Project Feasibility and Development Studies including Complete Specifications
•Modernizations and Upgrades
•Mill Operating Performance Optimization
•Rolling Mill Equipment Design
•Steckel Mills, Plate Mills, Hot Strip Mills, and Cold Mills
CASTE’s recent engineering projects include:
•Complete Basic Engineering for a Stainless Steel Hot Strip Mill
•Steckel Mill performance evaluation and optimization including HAGC Optimization
•Cold Mill performance evaluation and optimization
•Technical design to convert a Cold Mill into a Hot Mill
•Engineering to upgrade Upcoiler Mandrel Drive Motor and Pinch Roll Drive to coil 1” thick material
•Foundation Loading Calculations
•New Feed Roll Support Design – Engineering including arrangement and detail drawings
•Hot Mill Stripper and Spring Loaded Wiper Design - Engineering incl. arrangement and detail drawings
•Descale System Optimization to add variable frequency drive and improve descale impacts
•Mill Operator and Personnel Training for multiple facilities
If you would like additional information on any of these services, please contact us and we would be glad to review with you your needs and improvement goals and how CASTE can meet your requirements.