Hertwich offers VDC billet casting machines based on own design. To date several casters have been commissioned. The Hertwich VDC casters are equipped with an internally guided slip stick free hydraulic plunger cylinders with integrated torsion overload clutch. Pistons are ceramic coated and feature incremental way measuring for precise positioning.
Some outstanding features are:
- version controlled casting recipe management for continuous quality optimisation
- active guidance of operators
- fully automated cast start for eliminating subjective operator influence → constant product quality, improved safety
- userfriendly diagnose system for improved efficiency of maintenance
- logging of process data for process optimisation and quality assurance