Centrifugal casting machine

Automated production of parts in silicone molds

Over the years, CONIEX, s.a. has commissioned more than 500 centrifugal casting plants. Our extensive experience in the manufacture of silicone molds has allowed us to enter thousands of workshops and have thousands of customers using this technology. We have an in-depth knowledge of the problem. This long trajectory, together with our eagerness for technology, has allowed us to develop a machine that manages to automate numerous parts of the production process, which translates into numerous benefits, including increased production capacity and cost reduction.

Centrifugal casting machine

The C3S PRO is a technology developed by CONIEX with the objective of obtaining maximum productivity and quality in the production of parts by casting in silicone molds. The design and development of this automated equipment has been possible thanks to CONIEX’s more than 40 years of experience in the sector.

Our centrifugal casting machine is equipped with a rotary plate changing system and a robotic arm for automatic metal feeding, which operates from the melting furnace to the casting point. A mold identification system using 2D Datamatrix codes allows PLC programmed production to be accurate and avoids the need for any manual adjustment.

This system offers a high production capacity, which can reach up to 6 casts per minute depending on the part, a reduction in operator fatigue and occupational hazards, a substantial improvement in quality and a reduction in operating costs.

The installation is controlled by a Siemens PLC and is equipped with all safety measures.

Advantages of our centrifugal casting machine

1

Number of casts

Programming the exact number of castings allows to perform adjusted productions in terms of number of parts and to set alarms of useful life for each mold, anticipating its degradation and avoiding defects in the production of the parts.

2

Amount of metal

Each mold requires the right amount of metal to fill the parts correctly while minimizing the size of the central cone. The SIM allows the exact amount of metal to be dispensed into each mold repeatedly and continuously, reducing the time required for the casting to cool.

3

Centrifugation time

Each type of part requires a different centrifugation time depending on the solidification times. The system facilitates the adjustment so that each mold works with the minimum necessary time, saving a great amount of working hours counted at the end of the year.

4

Centrifugation speed

Predefining and automating the process speed of each mold ensures that there are no errors or delays in setting the machine and allows working with all types of parts on a continuous basis.

5

Piston closing pressure

Setting the exact clamping pressure for each mold is a very useful tool to work with different mold diameters and to ensure that the mold filling is always perfect and burr-free.

6

Mold temperature reading

Each mold has an optimum working temperature range for correct filling. This new system incorporated into the installation allows remote detection of the surface temperature of each mold.

Metal feeder system

Robotic arm for automatic metal casting controlled by PLC.

Avoids the incorporation of slag into the melt thanks to its design: always clean metal.

The ladle capacity is approx. 1 kg of metal, so there is no temperature loss during the transfer from the furnace/cryocooler to the pouring point.

The PLC is programmed and its exact position is known at all times and has safety sensors in all its operations.

It allows temporary stops with manual emptying of the crucible and maintenance of the temperature for quick start-up of the casts.

Take control of your production with PLC

Increase your productivity: less waste

Our C3SPRO centrifugal casting machine is designed to increase both the production capacity and the final quality of the manufactured parts.

One of the key elements in the whole process is the robotic arm for automatic metal casting, which is controlled through the PLC. This arm offers the following benefits:

  • It avoids the incorporation of slag into the melt thanks to its design, ensuring that the metal poured into the mold is always clean.
  • The ladle capacity is approximately 1 kg of metal, so there is no temperature loss during the transfer from the furnace/cryocooler to the casting point.
  • The PLC is programmed and its exact position is known at all times and has safety sensors in all its operations.
  • It allows temporary stops with manual emptying of the crucible and maintenance of the temperature for quick start-up of the casts.

The C3SPRO machine incorporates a PLC system that allows us to take control of all stages of part production:

  • Spin speed (rpm)
  • Spin time
  • Closing pressure
  • More than 5000 recipes
  • Direction of rotation

In addition, a correct configuration of all parameters will allow us to increase productivity and reduce waste:

  • Mold temperature reading
  • Amount of metal per mold
  • Less recasting of castings
  • Number of programmed washes
  • Repeated mold warning

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