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The PC Hand 4.0
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Introducing our fully automated high-pressure casting system for hand formers.

This game-changing technology is built to revolutionise the hand former/hand dipping industry.

Our new patented system offers:

  • Our unique "cast in technology" which sets us apart from our competition and produces a single cast finished product, body, and base with independent thickness control

  • The output of over 2,000 hand former's cast per day

  • Typically, 20,000 cast pieces per mould cavity - with no dimensional cast change, meaning that finish on the first piece is the exactly the same as the last

  • Hard resin moulds with a high quality smooth or textured finish

  • No more need for mountains of plaster waste

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Economically benefit from improved mould life more faultless than ever before.
PCL Hand former mould

Our state of the art, ground-breaking pressure casting is a huge step forward for the ceramics industry. Our casting process and mould material is more advanced than our competitors, meaning that by ordering with PCL, you will have the most effective resource on the market.

Reduce wastage with our industry 4.0 and connectivity - providing you with real-time data and performance monitoring.

  • Remote internet access

  • Mould performance and equipment monitoring

  • Robot piece de-moulding

  • PCL's unique business service package giving all the reassurance and support you need

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With total flexibility, your customised high-pressure modular hand former casting system is supplied with the following.
  • A quick and efficient installation process

  • Availability to produce up to 2,000 complete pieces per day

  • The ability to cast the body and base at different thickness and texture

  • Automatic demoulding and mould change assistance

  • Mould supply using PLC's advanced casting material

  • A purpose-built PLC and HMI control system

  • Support from PCL's in-house mould development team

  • Integration with your current processing and finish system

  • On-site training

To ensure the safety of your staff, this all comes with a full guarding and safety interlock system.

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Our high-pressure casting machines


Our two-part mould casting machine range produces a full range of sanitaryware pieces. The PC570 and PC120 multi mould overhead beam systems can cast items in both vitreous and fine fireclay ranging from small wash basins to large shower trays.


PCL has several bowl machines capable of producing the full range of WC bowls. Our PCB multi mould system offers the capability of producing 8 bowls in one cycle. Our revolutionary RotoBowl is a modular system and can produce both open and stuck on rim bowls on the same cell.


PCL can supply a number of machine upgrades to our casting systems to increase their flexibility and further improve productivity and ease of use.


In addition to our standard range of machines PCL can design and build a machine to suit your specific casting requirements to an agreed specification.

We want to hear from you

Contact us for more information

Contact Details:
PCL Ceramics Ltd
Estuary Road
King's Lynn
PE30 2HS
United Kingdom

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+44 (0) 1553 622000

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