Our best solutions for pressure die-casting

There is a continuing trend towards lightweight design in the automotive sector with the aim of gradually reducing emissions and fuel consumption of cars and the burden they pose on the environment. This also increases the demands made on die-cast parts and the production processes used to make them. The demands take a wide variety of forms and require new solutions in all phases of component development and production. StrikoWestofen offers products and solutions to meet these demands and improves them constantly. 

Melting

Demand

  • High metal quality
  • Low energy consumption
  • Low energy loss - High availability

Solution

The StrikoMelter series is the optimum solution for melting aluminium for use in pressure die-casting. As the leading solution in the industry, the StrikoMelter offers a very high metal quality and constant availability. It also allows very low unit costs thanks to its low energy consumption (for example PurEfficiency: 489 kWh/t) and its extremely high degree of metal yield (up to 99.75%).

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Transport

Demand

  • High safety standards
  • Constant quality of the melt during metal transfer

Solution

Schnorkle is a closed system for transporting liquid aluminium melt from the melting furnace to the dosing furnace. The closed system increases safety during the internal transport of liquid metal to the die-casting system and contributes to a constant metal quality throughout the casting process.

Products

  • Schnorkle - a closed transport system for internal metal transfer

Dosing

Demand

  • Dosing accuracy
  • Metal quality
  • Cost efficiency

Solution

The Westomat is a closed system which removes the pure melt underneath the surface of the bath at a constant temperature thus preventing oxides from forming in it. The biscuit correction system achieves a dosing accuracy of up to ±1%. The Westomat is also the most cost-efficient solution for dosing (or pouring) aluminium.

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