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1. (WO2013143845) STRAND GUIDING ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/143845    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2013/055108
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B22D 11/00
B22D 11/128
Applicants: SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Inventors: POEPPL, Johann
THOENE, Heinrich
WIMMER, Franz
Title: STRAND GUIDING ELEMENT
Abstract:
The invention relates to a strand guiding element (1) for guiding a strand (2) in a strand casting machine. The aim of the invention is to provide a structurally simple strand guiding element (1) for guiding the strand (2) in a strand casting machine, said strand guiding element being automatically adaptable to different strand sizes. This is achieved by a strand guiding element (1) comprising - a traverse (3) with a first end region (3a), an intermediate region (3b), and a second end region (3c), at least one first strand guiding roller (6, 7) being rotatably mounted in the intermediate region of the traverse (3b); - a first rocker (4) with a first end region (4a), an intermediate region (4b), and a second end region (4c), wherein a second strand guiding roller (8) is rotatably mounted in the intermediate region of the first rocker (4b) and the second end region of the traverse (3c) is hinged to the first end region of the first rocker (4a); - a second rocker (5) with a first end region (5a), an intermediate region (5b), and a second end region (5c), wherein a third strand guiding roller (9) is rotatably mounted in the intermediate region of the second rocker (5b) and the first end region of the traverse (3a) is hinged to the first end region of the second rocker (5a); - and a linear motor (10) which is hinged to both the second end region of the first rocker (4c) and the second end region of the second rocker (5c).