Steel Dynamics selects Polytec to supply their first robotic manipulator

US steel maker Steel Dynamics Inc’s Structural and Rail Division has selected leader in smart robotics to the steel industry Polytec as supplier for their first fully optional robotic manipulator.

The steel plant located in Columbia City in Indiana will install a smart robotic cell that will automatically manage continuous casting operations on the # 2 casting machine, providing a 3D computer vision system for nozzle position identification and ladle shroud application, oxygen lance for nozzle cleaning, temperature measurement, sampling, hydris measurement tools and powder distribution on the tundish.

SDI said “Improving operator’s safety, enhancing product quality and increasing productivity to be more competitive on the global steel market are our goals. We trust in Polytec’s expertise on this project to help achieve these goals.”

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