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1. (WO2017174914) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CASTING OF A PRODUCT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/174914    International Application No.:    PCT/FR2017/050773
Publication Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 04 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B22D 11/00
B22D 11/041
B22D 11/14
Applicants: CONSTELLIUM ISSOIRE
Inventors: BLAIS, Soizic
RENARD, Franck
GUICHOU, Nicolas
BALLU, Arnaud
VALENTIN, Bernard
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CASTING OF A PRODUCT
Abstract:
A system (100) for controlling the progress of the manufacture of at least one product by vertical semi-continuous direct chill casting, in particular from aluminium alloy, in a respective fixed mould (41), said control system (100) comprising: - at least one respective dummy bottom (4) configured to form a movable lower bottom of the respective fixed mould and to carry the product during casting; - at least one weighing cell (3), on which the respective dummy bottom (4) is arranged to rest, the weighing cell (3) being configured to take measurements representative of the mass of the product carried by the respective dummy bottom (4) during casting; and - a support (2) of the dummy bottom, to which the weighing cell (3) is linked, configured to lower the/each false bottom (4) relative to the respective fixed mould (41), substantially in a vertical direction, during casting; - at least one processing unit (21) connected to the/each weighing cell (3), and configured to process the measurements, and calculate the variation in the mass of the product over time.