Hertwich offers VDC billet casting machines based on proprietary design. To date several casters have been commissioned for both - billets for extrusion and forging as well as rolling slabs. The Hertwich VDC casters are equipped with an internally guided ceramic coated casting cylinders.

The Hertwich caster is compatible with all major brands of casting tooling.

Some outstanding features are:

  • design as single and twin VDC caster
  • version controlled casting recipe management for continuous quality optimisation
  • active guidance of operators
  • fully automated cast start for eliminating subjective operator influence → constant product quality, improved safety
  • log tracking system of downstream inspection equipment allows identification of faulty moulds
  • userfriendly diagnose system for improved efficiency of maintenance

VDC casting

Stripping of casting pit

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