Mold level measurement during continuous casting applications

The Berthold mold level systems fulfill this role reliably and accurately. Several thousand strands throughout the world are equipped with Berthold systems.
Berthold provides measuring systems to solve this challenging measurement application. Depending on the requirements and measurement conditions, the optimum technology is selected.

Customer benefit

  • Increased productivity and quality
  • Optimized costs
  • Can be used for all mold formats
  • Can also be offered with continuous mold powder level measurement
  • Maintenance-free


  • Reliable and extremely robust mold level measurement
  • Radiometric based measurement
  • Can be applied for all mold formats
  • Fully compatible with electromagnetic stirrers or breaks
  • Extremely short cycle time of 5 ms
  • Mold powder measurement cycle of 0,5 s
  • Most widely used system for mold level measurement in the world


Measuring the steel level in continuous casting

Radiometric based mould level measurement is the dominating technology for measuring the steel level in continuous casting. Herein we discuss performance, statistical variation, influencing factors, source selection, and that recent development has brought the ability to also simultaneously measure the thickness of the casting powder layer. Continuous casting improves quality and reduces the production costs considerably. These advantages, as well as the improvement of the process in general, have led to the fact that today almost all steel production is done through continuous casting.

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