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Autocaster™ Ultra

FOR CONTINUOUS CASTING OF CULTURED MARBLE AND OTHER CAST POLYMER MATERIALS

Autocaster™ Ultra

The Autocaster Ultra™ continuous casting machine automates the production of polymer matrix for cast polymer manufacturing. Replacing manual mixing with the Autocaster Ultra™ can significantly increase productivity, cut material cost and improve quality – all leading to increased profits for the manufacturer.

Autocaster Ultra Continuous Casting Systems

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Application: Automated, continuous casting for cast polymer and other composites manufacturing.

The Autocaster Ultra continuous casting machine automates the production of polymer matrix for cast polymer manufacturing, replacing manual mixing methods with the automated, continuous casting capability – using recipes stored on the system. The Autocaster Ultra™ continuous casting machine automates the production of polymer matrix for cast polymer manufacturing. Replacing manual mixing with the Autocaster Ultra™ can significantly increase productivity, cut material cost and improve quality – all leading to increased profits for the manufacturer.
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Additional metering hoppers can be added to the Autocaster Ultra to increase the capability and capacity of the system (shown on top of the machine at left)
Features:
  • Up to 60 lbs./min. matrix production; new 80 lbs./min. high-output option.
  • Recipe based matrix control with on-the-fly adjustments for resin %, catalyst % and matrix output. Up to 100 recipes can be stored.
  • Password protected control panel with color display gives access to all functions including metering calibration, recipe definition, totals, diagnostics, alarms, setup and cleaning.
  • Integrated resin heating system.
  • High efficiency mixer with hardened steel mixing auger.
  • Modular base-color systems with removable base color pumps.
  • Totalizer for all raw materials (except contrast color)
  • Precision gear pumps for resin, catalyst and base-color
  • Accurate, solid-core filler metering augers with integrated anti-bridging devices
  • Monitor, diagnose and control your system from anywhere with the Remote Server Option.
  • Adjustable flow contrast color injectors
  • High efficiency mixer
  • Hardened steel machined mixing auger and barrel
  • Modular base-color systems with removable base-color pump
  • Inverter controlled motors for all raw materials (except contrast color)

The Autocaster Ultra system is offered in a base configuration, and optional upgrades (shown at bottom of this page) can be added as required. The base configuration includes:

  • 2 Metering Hopper (additional hoppers can be added)
  • 1 Base Color (maximum 8)
  • 2 Veining Colors (maximum 6)
  • Resin Heater
  • Catalyst System
  • Flush And Recycle Cleaning Systems
  • 100 Recipes (more available as option)
  • Maximum Output 60 Lbs/Min. without different heat exchanger and barrel assembly
SPECIFICATIONS
MATRIX OUTPUT
• From 25 up to 60 pounds/minute standard
• From 30 up to 80 lbs/minute (optional)

MIXING SYSTEM
• Hardened steel barrel and auger
• High efficiency mixer

MOTORS
• 230 Volt AC TEFC (or optional explosion-proof upon request)
• Mixing unit – 5 HP
• Raw material feed units – 3/4 HP
• Thermal pump unit – 1/8 HP

FILLER SYSTEM
• Inverter controlled adjustable output
• Solid core metering auger
• Maximum particle size 2mm
• Hopper capacity 4 cu. ft.
• Integrated anti-bridging device

RESIN SYSTEM
• Maximum 2000 centipoise promoted polyester resin
• Overpressure sensor and bypass
• Inverter controlled adjustable output
• Integrated recirculating thermal fluid-based heat exchanger with 12kW heater.
• Gravity feed resin input

CATALYST SYSTEM
• Unique precision piston pump
• Overpressure sensor
• Recirculating system with electronic flow sensor (in Run mode) and visual display
• Inverter controlled adjustable output
• Storage capacity of 5 gallons

BASE-COLOR SYSTEM
• Positive displacement gear pump
• Uses liquid paste pigments up to 3000 centipoise (at operating temp.)
• Inverter controlled adjustable output
• Pigment recirculation to reduce solids separation

CONTRAST COLOR SYSTEM
• Use liquid paste pigments up to 3000 centipoise (at operating temp.)
• Pause and pulse settings for pigment injection

CLEANING SYSTEM
• Dual cleaning system – internal and recirculating. Air purge included.
• Internal cleaner with 5 gallon virgin storage
• Recirculating cleaner 15 gallon storage
• Recommended for use with DBE (Marblewash or equivalent)

CONTROL SYSTEM
• 100 recipe presets with on-the-fly adjustments for resin, catalyst and output (32,000 recipes storable on remote office computer
• Control panel mounted on adjustable arm
• Integrated rate display and totalizers

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
• 230 Volt, 3 Phase, 50/60 Hz, 80 amps max.
• 24V DC control circuit

DIMENSIONS
• 52” wide x 114” deep x 114” high (132cm x 289cm x 289cm)

AIR SUPPLY
• 90 psi, 20 CFM

NET WEIGHT
• 3500 lbs.

 

Order Information

Base System – Description/Order Number
Autocaster Ultra – base unit – #1000AW2H
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Optional Upgrades Description/Order Number
Add Metering Hopper (each) – #30ACFH
Add 1 Base Color – #CMBCS-1C
Add 2 Base Color – #CMBCS-2C
Add 3 Base Color – #CMBCS-3C
Add 4 Base Color – #CMBCS-4C
Add Vein Color (each) – #162535
Cobalt Injector Assembly Option – #151000
Digital Batch Display Assembly – #162966
Autocaster Remote Server Option – #163015
Auger Hi-Output (80 Lbs/Min) – #150108
Expanded Heat Exchanger (High Output Option) – #163500
5-Hopper Transfer Auger Assembly – #10A5HTA
Pneumatic Gate Option For Transfer Auger – #10A5HTAP
Machine Commissioning – #009903
Crating – Description/Order Number
Crate – Casting Machine – #CECSTMACH
Crate – Metering Hopper – #CEHOPPER

Replacement Parts for Autocaster™ systems:

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