Pouring

Systematic, precise, synchronized: Programmed and process-controlled pouring

Pouring is precision work. High-quality cast can be obtained only when everything is synchronized. Above all, the pouring speed must be perfectly set to the intake capacity of the mould during the pouring process. In order to achieve a constant and troublefree casting quality, it is necessary to keep the pour cup at a constant level and keep it filled with molten iron. At the same time, it is also necessary to minimize the volume in the pour cup, in order to keep the amount in the circuit low.

Teach-In method
As long as the pouring conditions from mould to mould remain the same, pouring can be performed under program control. The configuration on the pouring curve required for a given pattern is first performed by hand using a master switch; the curve is then stored in an electronic control unit and can be reproduced as often as necessary. This is the so-called Teach-In process.

Closed-loop mould level control
If the metal throughput or the ratio between stopper and orifice changes from mould to mould, it is necessary to modify the pouring principle using a closed-loop mould level control method - OPTIPOUR®. In such cases, the bath level in the mould sprue cup is continuously measured and the stroke of the stopper and thus the melt discharge rate is adjusted accordingly.

OPTIPOUR® - Camera

The automatic pouring control system OPTIPOUR® - camera version...

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OPTIPOUR® - Laser

The automatic pouring control system OPTIPOUR® - laser version...

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OPTIPOUR® - Linelaser

The automatic pouring control system OPTIPOUR® - linelaser version...

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