Create high-quality parts in a wide range of resins, nylon and glass filled nylon, as well as high-quality wax investment casting masters.
Features and benefits
- Mould sizes up to 750 mm × 750 mm × 900 mm.
- Nylon Plus casting module – high-performance glass or fiber filled polymer.
- Vario Vac differential chamber pressure – suitable for soft-feel materials.
PLC control and automation – ensures consistent casting.
- Heated cup – suitable for casting high-quality wax masters and low melt alloy.
- Dual robot option – for increased casting capacity.
Renishaw’s 5/04 PLC vacuum casting machine system has a casting capacity of up to 5.5 liters. The system boasts Vario Vac differential pressure casting and comes with the option of a heated cup module. In addition, the 5/04 benefits from the option of chamber extension, and has been designed to accommodate the Renishaw Nylon Plus casting module for nylon vacuum casting.
VC module: The standard module for plastic prototypes and low volume production in vacuum casting polyurethane resins.
Nylon Plus module option: For prototypes and production parts in nylon and glass filled nylon.
Vario Vac module: Choose between our standard PLC system or the vario vac model, for production of prototypes in silicone rubber and highly filled viscous materials.
Heated cup option: Enables production of wax master models for the investment casting, and low melting point alloys.
Twin robot option: Increases casting capacity from 2.2 L to 5.5 L.
5/04 PLC Vacuum Casting Machine Specifications
(H x W x D)
|1930 mm x 1510 mm x 900 mm|
|Maximum mould size
(H x W x D)
|750 mm x 900 mm x 750 mm|
|Casting capacity||2.2 L5.5 L (twin robot)|
|Power supply*||3 phase 400 V 3 NPE, 50 Hz, 3.5 kW|
|Pump capacity||65 m³/h|
|Ultimate vacuum||0.5 mbar|
|Gross machine weight||1150 kg|
For projects that fall outside the capacity of the standard machine, various extension chambers can be configured to suit your requirements. This option is only available for 5/04 and 5/06 machines.
This option allows you to significantly increase the casting capacity. The twin robot is only available for 5/04 and 5/06 machines and can be configured to ‘syncro’ or ‘independent’ modes as required.
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