6-9 May: Breakthrough Innovations Spotlighted at AISTech 2024

HWI, a member of Calderys, is exhibiting at AISTech 2024, held in Columbus, Ohio from May 6-9, 2024. During the event, HWI, Calderys’ brand in the Americas, will unveil innovative solutions in refractory technology, showcasing the Group's commitment to driving safety, efficiency, and sustainability in steel production.

One of the highlights of HWI's participation at AISTech 2024 is the unveiling of its robotic gunning system. Integrated with cutting-edge robotics, advanced camera technology, and precise laser measurement capabilities, this revolutionary system sets new standards for refractory application in electric arc furnaces. By enabling fully automated and remote operation, this system enhances workplace safety by keeping personnel off the floor during furnace operations. HWI's robotic gunning system represents an evolution in the refractory industry, offering steelmakers new levels of efficiency, precision, and safety.

In addition to presenting our technological innovations, our experts from Brazil and the United States will also speak at 3 technical sessions to present our cutting-edge expertise which meets our sustainable commitments and the needs of the steel industry:

May 6, 2024: Refractory Systems: Digitalization & Sensors 

Room: A220 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

Refractory Systems Session Chairs: 

  • Ruth Engel, Refractory Consulting Services 
  • Korey Skala, HWI, a member of Calderys 
  • Daniel Silva, HWI, a member of Calderys 

May 7, 2024: Decarbonization of Mold Flux: Contributing to Carbon Footprint Reduction

Room: A212 - 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 


  • José Augusto Cardoso Ferreira, HWI, A member of Calderys 
  • Jeferson Klug, Federal University of Ceará 

May 8, 2024: Reduction of Corrosion of Tundish Stopper Rod Caused by Covering Powder

Room: A212 - 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM


  • José Augusto Cardoso Ferreira, HWI, a member of Calderys 
  • Edson Maranhão, HWI, a member of Calderys 
  • Thaísa F. Silva, Ternium Brasil 
  • Giovani Apolinário, Ternium Brasil 
  • Wagner Bielefeldt, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul 
  • Jeferson Klug, Federal University of Ceará

HWI's participation at AISTech 2024 underscores its dedication to pioneering the future of steelmaking operations. By leveraging innovative technologies and fostering collaborative partnerships, HWI continues to lead the industry towards a more sustainable and efficient future.

For more information about our innovations and commitment to driving sustainability in steel production, visit the HWI website or contact us.

About AISTech

AISTech is North America’s largest annual iron and steel technology conference and exposition. It provides a global perspective on today’s marketplace by featuring technologies from all over the world that help steelmakers to compete more effectively.

Every year, the steel industry’s premier technology event welcomes over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 40 countries: an audience representative of steel producers, suppliers, academia and students. 

Find out more about AISTech: https://www.aist.org/conference-expositions/aistech/technology-conference/ 

Please find below 2 press releases about HWI’s participation in the AISTech 2024:

At AISTech 2024, HWI, a member of Calderys, showcases robotic gunning techniques that advance safety and efficiencies

HWI technical sessions at AISTech 2024 focus on refractory solutions to assist steelmakers with energy transition needs