The slide unit
One of the most simplistic casting systems on the market
Each cell casts independently. Simple shapes and single cells can be demoulded by hand.
A typical casting module will comprise of several casting cells and a demoulding robot.
This means larger shapes, including kitchen sinks can be automatically demoulded.
This type of casting system is ideally suited for large or small wash basins in vitreous or fine fire clay. A range of different styles of product can be cast on the same module at the same time. This system is simple with minimum maintenance and maximum ease of use.
The Slide Unit has the following key characteristics
The angle and orientation of each casting module can be pre-set to improve drainage
PCL’s proven mould clamping technology ensures the system footprint is minimal
Automated demoulding allows large fine fireclay pieces to be cast and demoulded
Several cells casting a range of pieces independently can be cast together using a single robot demoulding system
Cells can be replaced in minutes through rapid mould change resulting in minimum downtime
This casting system is suitable for vitreous and large fine fireclay pieces such as lavatories and kitchen sinks
1 cell will typically cast 26,600 ppy in vitreous or 15,960 ppy in Fine Fire Clay
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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.
Contact us for more information
PCL Ceramics Ltd
+44 (0) 1553 622000