CASTOOL Tooling Systems

2 Parratt Road, L9P 1R1 Uxbridge, ON
Canada

Telephone +1 905 8520121, 221
Fax +1 905 8522300
heidi.vonvulte@castool.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Schmelzmetall Deutschland GmbH

Location

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GIFA 2015 hall map (Hall 11): stand H44

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Contact

Heidi von Vulte

Department head/group leader
Business, corporate or plant management

2 Parratt Road
L9P 1R1 Uxbridge, ON, Canada

Phone
+1 905 8520121, 221

Email
heidi.vanvulte@castool.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.01  Material groups
  • 02.01.001  Aluminium and its alloys

Aluminium and its alloys

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.01  Material groups
  • 02.01.002  Magnesium and its alloys

Magnesium and its alloys

  • 02  Nonferrous metal castings - Aluminium, zinc, copper, magnesium, nickel and other nonferrous metal foundries
  • 02.02  Production processes
  • 02.02.003  Pressure die casting
  • 02.02.003.01  Conventional pressure die casting

Conventional pressure die casting

Our products

Product category: Conventional pressure die casting

SuperOvens

The single cell die oven, which was such a huge advance over the chest oven just, isn’t good enough any more. Since its introduction thirty-odd years ago, the SCDO has remained relatively unchanged. There have naturally been incremental improvements but these haven’t nearly kept pace with the demands of today’s marketplace.

Goal

Die to be equal to billet temperature for the first push, minimizing break through pressure enabling the use of high performance dies, reducing die breakage and eliminating start up billets.Minimize die bearing oxidation and nitride layer degradation responsible for surface defects on the profile, shorter die life, and reduced die knock-off.

Function

To heat the die uniformly to within +/- 5C (10F) of billet temperature in the minimum amount of time without over heating and softening the die steel or damaging the nitride layer on the die bearing.

Benefits of the Castool Die Ovens

No billets wasted and scrap produced by ensuring a die is brought completely to optimum operation temperature.Avoids the use of higher temperature first billets.The die is individually heated completely and uniformly to operation temperature so rapidly, that oxidation of the bearing is minimal, and bearing surface integrity is maintained to ensure optimum extrusion surface finish.Extrusion weight consistency (lbs/ft or kg/m) is improved by quickly reaching steady state thermal conditions.Dies are positively protected from overheating. Colored lights indicating the heating status of the dies. When the heating cycle starts, a yellow indicator light comes on. The controller shows “Time to temperature,” and begins to count down.Single cell ovens save money

With the Castool Superoven, Castool again sets a new standard of excellence in the extrusion industry. Results may vary depending on individual press characteristics and setup.

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About us

Company details

Castool is a knowledge-based company that provides production tooling and technical advice to leading aluminum extruders and die casters, as well as die casting equipment and extrusion equipment throughout the world.

Castool exports more than 90% of its sales, with customers in Western Europe and the Orient, as well as the US, Mexico, and South America.

For many years, Castool has been a major influence in the evolution of both light metal extrusion and die casting. In extrusion, Castool pioneered both the fixed dummy block and the single cell die oven; and in die casting, successfully promoted the thermally and dimensionally stable shot sleeve and plunger tip, and also the vacuum system.

The Castool Systems Approach

Castool's single most important contribution is likely its introduction of the System Approach to production. The essence of Castool's System Approach is that in any production process, if two or more components work together to perform a single function, the effectiveness of none can be credibly evaluated in isolation. Properly employed, this holistic approach to production has proven to invariably increase productivity.

The ultimate production system will have all major interacting components designed and produced by the same supplier. This will provide the unique benefits of undivided responsibility. With Castool, this is now possible.

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Company data

Number of employees

100-499