The SCS / Sow Casting and Stacking machine is operated on a continuous or semi continuous basis depending on metal supply capacity and can be tailored to a range of production sizes. The equipment is designed for automatic operation with minimal operator input required.
Molten aluminium is poured from hydraulically-operated crucible tilters directly into the sow moulds. The automatic sow filling system ensures a smooth, accurate pour that results in consistently sized sows.
Two crucible tilters can be installed in parallel to allow for smooth changeover between crucibles, thus allowing for a continuous casting operation.
The sow moulds are supported on individual trolleys that are interlinked to form a continuous chain. After pouring, the metal is skimmed via the robot skimming device which removes any dross. Solidified sow ingots are removed from their moulds via a vacuum demoulding device and transferred to the sow stacking machine. The sows then travel along conveyors where they are weighed, marked and stacked. The completed sow stacks can then be removed via a forklift.
Sow transfer conveyor.
Sow weigh station.
Sow marking unit.
Sow stacking device.
Stack storage conveyor.
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