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Vertical continuous casting plant

Semi industrial and experimental direct chill casting machine for vertical continuous casting of Aluminium and Magnesium alloys in open-top or hot-top layout with real time control unit

Our services

  • Production of customized formats and alloys, also special alloys  
  • Rolling slabs and extrusion billets
  • Process technology for high-quality, near net shape semi-products for direct processing of the semi-finished products (e.g. forging) 
  • Infrastructure for extended casting tests including peripheral equipment

Technical Data

manufacturer
  • HPI - High Performance Industries
    furnace capacity
    • 100 kg to 1.600 kg aluminum
    • 150 kg magnesium
    maximum cast length
    • Al: approx. 2,500 mm incl. head and base
    • Mg: approx. 2,000 mm incl. head and base
    • Single or multi-strand casting possible
      formats round ingots
      • HotTop: 152 mm to 203 mm (6“ to 12“)
      • OpenTop: 70 - 97 - 127 - 145 - 158 - 185 - 255 - 305 – 314 mm (2,7“ to 12,3“)
      rectangular bar formats
      • OpenTop: 430 mm x 140 mm, 780 mm x 250 mm
      casting speed
      • 0 mm/s to 8 mm/s
      cooling
      • Two cooling systems
      • maximum power: 13 m³/min