Casting Cylinder – Almex offers two styles of internally guided casting cylinders: single-acting (gravity enabled) or double-acting (positive pressure). The best choice depends on the cast product configuration and alloy. Both styles employ a proprietary ceramic rod coating and the very latest technologies in reduced bearing friction and leak-free, low-friction sealing. Almex’s MEGA™ DC casting machines are custom designed and manufactured to fit the specific application’s operating needs.
Torque Limiting Device – The torque limiting system protects the internal cylinder anti-rotation mechanism. This break-away torque limiting device offers protection against damage caused by external forces or by foreign objects that may enter the casting pit.
Platen – The platen is designed to support the starting head base with the necessary strength and rigidity to ensure proper casting operation. Platens are constructed from heavy duty blanchard-ground structural steel components.
Water System – Includes controls and hardware for supply water, returnwater, water cooling, and water quality management systems.
Hydraulic Power Unit – The hydraulic power unit, or HPU, includes a fluid reservoir, pumps, valves, and industry-leading valve manifold. It is provided in a skid-mounted configuration ready for anchoring to the floor, and is fully wired and piped to convenient interfaces for simple field connections.