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Tinsley Bridge Solve Sticking Continuous Caster Door

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Tinsley Bridge have designed and installed an innovative solution to resolve a sticking door.

Tinsley Bridge have designed and installed an innovative solution to resolve a sticking door.

But this is not a solution achieved by shaving a few millimetres off of a door in your house.

The door in question is part of a huge steel continuous casting plant. It measures 5m long, stands 2 stories high and weighs several tonnes.

Steel giant Outokumpu were struggling to manoeuvre the door, requiring a crane to drag the door open and closed. Not ideal. Tinsley Bridge calculated the loads involved to create a new solution, then designed, fabricated and installed a unique sliding mechanism. The design included a motor powered opening system – so the door can now be operated at the push of a button!

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