Strand Condition Monitor

The original World leading off-line strand condition monitoring system for continuous casting machines

Sarclad Strand Condition Monitor’s (SCMs) are widely recognised as the world's leading off-line continuous slab caster measuring systems, which provide rapid and accurate measurement and assessment of critical strand parameters essential for the production of high quality steel.

Strand condition measuring systems are installed onto the dummy bar chain in place of the dummy bar head and are passed through the caster strand during machine outages. Measurements are collated and recorded automatically from on board sensors which is then downloaded via a cable or Wi-Fi to a laptop for analysis and presentation.

The comprehensive range of measurements offered by SCM systems include; Roll gaps, roll and segment alignment, outer roll condition, roll bend, roll rotation and water spray analysis.

With the use of these systems, mechanical caster strand parameters can be monitored and maintained to ensure that quality cast slabs are efficiently produced, while sub-standard and scrap product are reduced.


  • Proven technology and performance
  • Durable and robust design
  • Wide range of caster strand measurements
  • Bi-directional caster measurement from any start position
  • Measurement of radial, offset and vertical, slab and bloom caster designs
  • Caster thickness measurements from 55mm to 450mm+
  • Custom design for customers specific caster parameters
  • Over 280 systems supplied worldwide


  • Accurate and repeatable measurements
  • Improved slab quality
  • Prediction of failures
  • Reduce slab dressing and down grading
  • Reduce slab breakouts and bleeds
  • Reduce caster downtime


In-Chain SCM

World leading on-line measuring system for continuous slab casting machines

The In-Chain Strand Condition Monitor is a precision, online measurement system for continuous casting machine rolls.

Permanently installed into existing dummy bar chains so measurements are performed automatically at the start of every cast, to provide quality critical roll data.

To integrate seamlessly into existing production activities the Sarclad In-Chain Strand Condition Monitor system offers fully automated functions including data collection, wireless data transfer, analysis and presentation of results and fully automated, contactless battery charging.

This essential everyday maintenance tool uses a unique patented measuring principle to provide simultaneous measurement of roll gap and fixed roll alignment, to superior accuracy and repeatability.

Each system is robustly engineered to endure the most hostile casting environment, while its modular concept allows it to be quickly and safely removed for offline maintenance and calibration activities.

The range and frequency of measurements provided by the Sarclad In-Chain system, enables a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the strand rolls to be determined, without affecting production activities.


  • Modular concept easily detached from dummy bar chain
  • Robust design
  • Fully automated operation
  • Wireless data transfer and battery charging
  • Wide measuring range, +80mm
  • Unique patented measuring principle
  • Network access and exporting of measurement data


  • Online caster measurements every start of cast
  • Improve product quality
  • Reduce sub standard product
  • Reduce caster downtime
  • Prediction of failures
  • Focus maintenance activities







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UK - Head Office

Sarclad Limited,
Advanced Manufacturing Park,
Whittle Way,
S60 5BL,
United Kingdom

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Sarclad North America,
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30 South Linden Street,
PA 15110,

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Sarclad China,
Room 1306,
Xing Di Building,
1698 Yi Shan Road,

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Sarclad India,
306, 308 Prestige Centre Point,
Cunningham Road,

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