Hydraulic Cylinders and complete hydraulic Solutions

for Aluminium Casting

Today, standard are self guided and anti-rotation vertical casting cylinders, however, also conventional casting cylinders are being produced and supplied as casting cylinders. Outstanding features of the Hunger vertical casting cylinders are, besides others, the in advance calculated high bending resistance under eccentric load initiation, an extremely precise anti-rotation device for the entire stroke, the wear resistant piston rod coating Ceraplate or the Hunger DFE seal and guiding elements for a stick-slip-free casting movement. This generation of modern casting cylinders corresponds with the special requirements of new aluminium casting plants planned for high production capacities.

Beside the vertical casting cylinders, furnace tilting, door, locking and pouring spout cylinders, the appropriate hydraulic power packs and controls also belong to our scope of supply. The planning and construction of the entire hydraulic system takes place centrally in our works at Lohr am Main simplyfying the coordination with our clients.

Principle of a vertical casting plant:


Requirements to casting cylinder derived from the casting process:

  • Smooth, controlled casting movement (stick-slip-free)
  • Quick lifting- /lowering movement
  • Reception of the casting weight
  • Exact vertical guiding of the casting table
  • Exact anti-rotation of the casting table
  • Reception of eccentric loads
  • Stroke and speed measurement

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