hotcast® Sprue Nozzle
The heated sprue nozzle brings the point of thermal separation to the mold-parting surface and eliminates the major of the sprue excess material. Cycle times decrease up to 40 % and provide better part quality.
- Up to 40% reduced cycle time
- Up to 30% reduced shot size
- Up to 7% increased part weight due to higher microstructure density
- Improves part quality
- Reduces porosity and eliminates costly sprue cone
- Decreases tool costs
- Traditional cold plug nozzles can be replaced by the hotcast sprue nozzle
- Increased design options with new mold design e. g. smaller plate thickness
- Less scrap after electro-plating finishing, e.g. improved surface
- Continuous heating from goose neck to the mold
- Integrates into 50T, 80T and 125T die-casting machines
A sprue is normal with traditional hot-chamber die-casting production process. After casting the melt is freezing inside the long melt supply channels. The added sprue weight and size increases the amount of zinc to be recycled and increases production costs.
Improves Cycle Time with a smaller sprue
The new hotcast Sprue Nozzle is located at the mold-parting surface – like the common cold sprue bushing. Therefore the point of thermal melt separation is moved from injection point to the mold-parting surface, which reduces the sprue to a minimum. The advantages are reduced production material costs, reduced tooling costs and improved cycle times due to faster freezing of the zinc melt. In field production tests cycle times have been improved up to 40 %.