Accurate control over aluminium flow during casting is important in any casthouse - precise control is essential for today's quality demands. VHE's Metal Flow Controller
can provide the accuracy demanded by modern casthouses for controlling aluminum flow from launders into casting moulds.
Where an accuracy of ± 0,025mm is required then VHE's Metal Flow Controller is able to provide the solution. This excellent precision is achieved by the use of a step motors - not only providing high accuracy but also a simpler and more durable design.
The ceramic plug, suspended from the actuator clamp, has a travel of 48mm. Spindle pitch is 5mm per turn and the gear motor to spindle ratio is 1: 1
VHE's Metal Flow Controller connects to a driver which can in turn be connected to any PLC already installed at the casting station.
The original main design issues for VHE's Metal Flow Controller were accuracy, durability and simplicity. The unit itself is almost maintenance-free and tolerates both heat and vibration. Multiple units have been in operation for some years at a number of casthouses in Europe with excellent performance and low maintenance demands.
When paired with VHE's Metal Level Sensor TMMS 200 the Metal Flow Controller can provide exceptionally accurate control to the whole aluminium casting process.