The Westomat Plus+ modern dosing furnace

Compact design, big benefits

Westomat Plus+

Advantages principaux

Modern, compact design

Easy to maintain, clean and adapt

High dosing accuracy of up to ±1,5%

High yield, high quality metal

Key Features

  • Tiltable subframe
  • Smaller footprint
  • Smarter pneumatic unit
  • Optimized heating rod positioning
  • Enhanced insulation materials
  • Filling tube with flat seal 

Applications

  • High Pressure Die-Casting
  • High Pressure Die-Casting - Structural Parts

Made for modern casting

The closed, crucible-free Westomat Plus+ holding and dosing furnace for liquid aluminium is a twist on a classic: the proven performance of Westomat packed into a modern, compact furnace made to make life easier, casting environments cleaner, and operating conditions safer. Everything a modern light-metal foundry needs for dynamic, efficient production, and a happy casting team.

High dosing accuracy, extreme energy efficiency, unrivalled uptime, and minimal metal loss. The Westomat Plus+ offers all this and more thanks to a clever design which optimizes space and component configuration at every turn. Here are just a few of the advantages on offer:

Compact furnace footprint

With the Westomat Plus+, foundries can fit a larger holding capacity into a smaller space. In fact, a Westomat 1200 Plus+ fits into the footprint of the Westomat 900 Classic. The furnace design also means it can be positioned closer to the Die Casting Machine for optimal foundry layouts, process efficiency and shorter cycle times.

Cleaning and maintenance made easy

Because the subframe can be tilted in any position, emptying and general maintenance can be completed in much less time and with much less hassle. The furnace’s oval shape also aids easy cleaning - no more “dirty corners” to worry about – while optimal positioning of the heating rods means access is only needed from one side of the furnace in order to change them. Simple.

Westomat Plus+
Westomat Plus+

Smaller bath, better melt

As with all our Westomat furnaces, liquid aluminium is removed from below the bath surface via a flanged riser tube. This allows the liquid metal to be transported directly to the die-casting machine or mould automatically and free of contaminations associated with surface dross and oxidation formation. The smaller bath surface of the Westomat Plus+ means even more high-quality liquid metal is available for casting.

Smarter pneumatics, adaptable to you

Westomat Plus+ features a pneumatic unit that is modularly configured to allow individual components to be easily accessed, maintained, changed and also supplemented, ensuring foundries can easily add new components. In an IIoT era, where the addition of different sensors can be vital to unlocking digitally-driven efficiencies, this adaptability is a distinct advantage.

Westomat Plus+ by StrikoWestofen
Westomat Plus+ by StrikoWestofen

Safer by design

Simplifying cleaning and maintenance through improved furnace maneuverability and component accessibility, means these processes are also safer for those carrying them out. But that’s not where the safety credentials stop. The subframe can also be fully enclosed, further reducing risk of operator injury and making working conditions much safer for foundry teams.

Technical Details

  • Holding capacity of between 900 and 3,100kg
  • Customized sizing available

Options to boost efficiency

Monitizer® | REFILL MONITOR

The cloud based Refill Monitor uses sensor data to forecast time and quantity of topping up metal. A Dashboard shows operators at a glance the metal demand of all dosing systems attached to casting lines.

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More options

Biscuit correction
Rim Cleaning Jet
PneuCo for flanged Riser Tube

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