Harsh production challenges

Draining large quantities of molten metal and converting them to semi-solid strands generates heavy thermal stresses, abrasive dust and steam. Staying competitive in today's global market means that moulds must operate with great flexibility to produce a range of material grades and sizes.

Traditionally, moulds have employed either mechanical screws or hydraulic cylinders to change mould width. While both systems struggle with reliability over time, hydraulics also pose fire risks and consume a significant amount of energy.

The good news? SKF has developed an advanced linear motion solution that can help ensure production flexibility and operational reliability.

SKF solutions for moulds

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