In the primary aluminium business, and HDC plant is often initially purchased for producing busbar for potline construction, but designed to allow later conversion to T-bar or foundry ingot caster.
Excellent electrical conductivity of busbar, good surface finish and straightness are tyical attributes. The in-line flying saw cuts continuously cast busbars to exact finished length. Busbar lengths of 0,6 m to 20 m can be cast, no additional cuttin operation is required and the number of welding joints is reduced. Incidently, HDC busbar production cost is significantly lower than the price of VDC busbar.