A continuous caster is a machine which casts molten steel into a specific shape depending on the mold geometry. Liquid steel is poured into a water cooled mold into which a dummy bar is inserted to contain the initial steel pour. Once the steel has taken on a basic shape, the dummy bar retracts allowing the semi-finished steel billet or slab to continue down through the remaining sections of the caster. During its decent, water sprays, cool the outer surface of the molded metal until it completely solidifies and exits the bottom segment of the caster. After the solidified metal exits the final straightening section of the caster, it is cut into predetermined lengths using either traveling torches or mechanical shears. Slab casters produce slabs for further processing into hot strip or plate. A billet caster or bloom caster produces billets or blooms which are then rolled into bar products. Beam blank casters which use a beam shaped mold, cast beam blanks that are subsequently rolled into steel structural beams. Casters can have a single or multiple strands depending on the shape being produced and the size of the tundish, such as a three strand caster, which casts three billets at the same time. Contact Casey Equipment for a quote on used continuous caster machines for sale.