The machine production cycle is fully automatic with the possibility of manual adjustment of all movements from the control station. During either manual or automatic cycle, the machine is fully interlocked to prevent incompatible movements.
The machine incorporates a casting removal device which delivers cast pistons to an unloading channel.
Very high productivity is ensured by the extremely short cycle times of the MCPC. The machine allows contemporary production of various types of pistons with the same solidification time.
Multi-cavity moulds each one with central ingate for the casting of:
- 4 pistons per cycle up to Ø 70 mm (two twin-cavity moulds)
- 2 pistons over Ø 70 mm up to Ø 105 mm (two single cavity moulds)
Programmable working cycles: the machine is equipped with a system of programming working cycles allowing to mould all types of pistons either two-strokes or 4-strokes pistons (i.e. pistons with side openings on skirt, pistons with head valve seats not to be machined, pistons with centre cores in 1,3 or 5 pieces, etc…)
Machine’s base frame: welded steel plate, equipped with necessary levelling elements.
Mould platens are supported by two beds equipped with slides featuring replaceable liners. Hydraulically operated slides support and guide mould platens.
Centre core device : controlled by two hydraulic mechanisms.
The side inserts: controlled by two hydraulic mechanisms (in single action or compound action).
Pouring of molten metal: by hand
Automatic casting unloader (air compressed operated) with rotating arm and gripper.
Programmable moulding tools coolant system: to accelerate and optimise solidification of molten metal.
Starting cycle pedal: on machine’s board.
Push button panel: for the selection and control of working cycle
Synoptic panel: for an overview of real time machining phases
Hydraulic power pack
The machine is driven by a specific hydraulic power pack.
Hydraulic power pack tank: 450 lt
Type of hydraulic fluid: non-flammable oil (water-glycol)
Hydraulic circuit max. working pressure: 40/50 atm (570-719 PSI)
Automatic lubricating system:
Controlled by machine cycle
Oil proportioning devices positioned throughout the all lubricating circuit on board of the machine
Safety guards: the whole machine is surrounded by either fixed or mobile safety barriers and optical
Platen opening stroke: 140 mm
Voltage: 3 phase 380 v 50Hz + earth
Auxiliary circuit power supply: 110 V – 50 Hz
Air Compressor: at machine’s side