Open mould ingot casters have been around as long as one can remember, and they are a common sight in most casthouses. The design has hardly changed in years, until Hertwich R&D has taken on the challenge of designing a much improved caster.
The new design meets longtime existing customer demands and comes with some clear advantages such as an easier to control melt supply and pouring system as well as water-free cooling during the metal solidification phase.
|Ingot weight||6 - 8 kg||10 - 16 kg|
|Ingots per hour||1.450||1.250|
|Cast rate||up to 12 t/h||up to 20 t/h|
- Cross stacking of ingot layers is onto footing ingots. Single or double stacks can be assembled.
- Two separate ink jet marking unites are employed for marking each ingot as well as each ingot layer (the outermost ingot of each layer). The printed information includes alloy code, cast number etc.
- The automatic strapping systems are designed to allow strapping with metal band (steel or aluminium), PET band or combinations thereof.
- Stacks can be marked on the side with a three colour code, using cross or vertical colour stripes.
- Each completed stack is weighed.
- Automated application of the weighing ticket onto the completed stack, as an alternative to manual application.