BPB Low Pressure Casting Machine for Aluminum:

The simplest low pressure casting system for routine operations.

Built in accordance with the basic concepts of ergonomics, this low pressure die casting machine features a 4+4 column vertical press and an electric holding furnace with proportional pressurization control.

 Working temperature is obtained by three heating elements protected by APM tubes made of sintered steel.

Casting ejection is hydraulically operated and a rotary arm catches the piece and removes it from the press swivelling outwards, thus guaranteeing maximum safety for the operator.


Thermal control of the mold is achieved through a system of 8 separate circuits (air, water, or a mix) and PLC managed.

The switch and control cabinet and hydraulic pack complete the assembly.

The furnace is raised off the floor and mounted on guideways to allowing it to travel to the back of the machine in three different positions (3-motion reverse) for easier mold changing and to facilitate replacing riser tubes directly from the operator platform (Fastube ).



Vertical Press
Clearance between the columns longitudinal 1775 mm
transverse 1000 mm
Platen stroke   1300 mm
Moving column diameter   110 mm
Min. distance  between platen and casting table   540 mm
Opening force   200 KN
Locking force    250 KN
Ejection force   250 KN
Jack cylinder stroke   180 mm
Jack cylinder locking force   60 KN
Working dimensions including furnace housing (p x l x h)   1500 x 2300 x 6400 mm
Weight   13000 Kg

Pressure Furnace

Type basin furnace
Capacity 800 kg | 1000 kg
Electric Power 32 kW | 38 kW
Temperature control Thyristors
Max operating pressure 2 bar

Hydraulic Pack

Tank capacity 600 lt
Operating pressure 80 120 bar
Motor electric power 22 kW
Type of pump piston
Flame-retardant fluid  Glycol water
Cooling water consumption approx. 450 lt/h
Overall dimensions (p x l x h) 1300 x 2500 x 1500 mm
Weight 2000 Kg

Control unit

PLC unit S7 SLC 500
Voltage    400 V 50 Hz
Auxiliary circuit voltage   110 V AC
PLC In/Out voltage   24 V DC
Overall dimensions (p x l x h)   2000 x 500 x 2100 mm
Weight   800 Kg

Installation data

Average consumption 30 kW/h
Connected load min. 60 kW
Compressed air
Pressure 6 - 8 bar
Cooling circuit consumption 150 Nm3/h
Furnace pressurization consumption 2 Nm3/min
Pressure 2 - 3 bar
Hydraulic unit flow rate (with water at 25C) 18,5 lt/min
Cooling circuit flow rate 15 lt/min




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