TOPCAST SRL

Via Leopoldo di Toscana, 9-11, Loc. Alberoro, 52048 Monte San Savino (AR)
Italy
Telephone +39 0575 441341
Fax +39 0575 441222
info@topcast.it

Location

Hall map

GIFA 2015 hall map (Hall 10): stand G27

Fairground map

GIFA 2015 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Paolo Orlando

Executive board/managing director
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Loc. San Zeno, strada C, 6/D
52100 Arezzo, Italy

Phone
+39 0575 441341

Fax
+39 0575 441222

Email
paolo.orlando@topcast.it

Enrico Orlando

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

Loc. San Zeno, strada C, 6/D
52100 Arezzo, Italy

Phone
+39 0575 441341

Fax
+39 0575 441222

Email
enrico.orlando@topcast.it

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.02  Crucible induction furnaces

Crucible induction furnaces

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.02  Electric melting and holding furnaces (pouring equipment see 10.01)
  • 02.02.08  Vacuum melting furnaces

Vacuum melting furnaces

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.01  Pouring equipment
  • 10.01.03  Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.01  Pouring equipment
  • 10.01.07  Pouring equipment and plants, other

Pouring equipment and plants, other

  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.05  Centrifugal casting machines and accessories
  • 10.05.01  Centrifugal casting machines

Centrifugal casting machines

Our products

Product category: Crucible induction furnaces

TVCd Pressure Over Vacuum Casting Machine

TVCd is the pressure over vacuum casting machine designed to meet the more severe needs in lost wax casting production.
This machine works with a new, revolutionary double chamber concept. This innovative system gives several advantages compared with the traditional single chamber suction system currently available in the market.
In TVCd melting chamber and flask chamber are completely indipendent and at the moment of casting the machine can control the metal injection into the mold by applying a differential pressure during pouring.
This yields to a faster injection compared to the simply gravity pouring with the benefit to cast items at lower temperature. This will result in better surface finishing of the cast parts.
The casting cycle takes only few minutes and, while the previous flask is cooling down in protective gas for no oxidation, the next charge can be loaded into the crucible and melted, thus overlapping two cycles for no time waste.
The machine is fully automatic having also a PC based monitoring system for process parameters acquisition and production data management with easy editing of casting programs suitable for many kind of alloy.
This revolutionary machine is the synthesis of the most advanced engineering and years of experience in casting that only TOPCAST will bring in your factory.

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Product category: Vacuum melting furnaces

TVM Vacuum Induction Melting Furnace

TVM are vacuum induction melting furnaces designed for the melting of titanium, TiAl, nickel-based super alloys, stainless steel, cobalt, neodimium and more exotic alloys under vacuum conditions using electromagnetic induction as the energy source for melting the metal. The source of induction is a water-cooled copper coil which carries an alternating current. The eddy currents heat the charge to melt.

TOPCAST develops this class of furnaces under customized specifications for what concerns Ti crucible capacity, Flask mould size, Vacuum level. In case you are interested in getting a quotation do not hesitate to send us your technical specifications.

The plant is conceptually divided into 6 sub-systems:

Vacuum Melting Chamber
Induction Power Supply
Tilting Coil and Crucible Assembly
Casting Mold
Vacuum Pump
Monitoring System

Melting under vacuum is not just about machines. For this reason TOPCAST invests in a deep and continuous research on crucible and investment materials to give to our customers always the state of the art casting solution for any alloy.

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Product category: Pouring equipment, heated (pouring furnaces)

TMF High Power Induction Melter

TOPCAST designs state of the art induction melting furnaces for any kind of metal alloy: ferrous, nonferrous, precious, exhotic. This section of the website covers the open-air furnaces.
The frequency converter design approach uses both configurations: parallel and series resonant typology adopting the latest and most advanced IGBTs and SCRs modules available worldwide.

In our systems, galvanic insulation between coil and power mains gives the maximum safety for the user, while digital technology makes our furnaces soundless, versatile and reliable.
Fibre optics connections give to our electronics the highest immunity to electrical noise also in harsh environment.

An accurate study of the coil guarantees a very high heating efficiency while medium frequency magnetic field stirs the molten metal and leads to high homogeneity of the alloy.

Temperature control can be chosen between IR optical pyrometer and thermocouple while the electronic board implements an advanced self-tuning thermoregulation algorithm with exact temperature control.

Melting plants can be provided with one or more melting stations using a power switch to drive one station or the other. Optionally we offer a master-slave configuration featuring contemporary power-sharing between two or more power stations.
Maintenance of the furnace is very easy. If the furnace is crucible-based it allows rapid changing of the crucible and the safety refractory shell. Bigger coreless furnaces use ramming-mass.
Inert gas or gas-flame are foreseen to protect the melt from oxidation.
Touch screen display in provided for a fast and user-friendly interface.
A water cooling plant is needed to cool the induction heating coils and the power supply.

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Product category: Pouring equipment and plants, other

TMA-G – Gas Metal Atomizer

TMA is a family of powder atomization plants designed to produce metal powders, working with a new revolutionary double chamber concept for a better flow consistency and control.
They are based on an induction furnace working under protective atmosphere in a chamber where molten metal is poured and hit by a jet of high pressure water or inert gas.
Induction heating ensures a good homogenization of the melt thanks to the action of mixing of the magnetic field during the melting of the metal in the crucible.
Following the step of melting and homogenization, metal is poured vertically through an injection system positioned on the lower base of the crucible (nozzle).
The equipment is designed using a revolutionary dual-chamber conception that provides numerous advantages compared to the traditional gravity casting system: the melting chamber and the process chamber are completely independent and, at the time of casting, the injection system controls the metal flow through the nozzle by controlling the pressure difference between the two chambers.
This leads to an improved flow control respect to the simple gravity pouring and consequently ensures a more uniform size of the powders, reducing the distribution sigma.
Streams of high pressure water or inert gas is aimed and directed towards the metal beam in order to ensure a fast solidification in the form of fine powder.
The system can be operated manually or fully automatic thanks to the programmability of parameters, the monitoring system based on the PC for the acquisition of the variables and parameters of the process, for a graphical editing interface, and RS232 connections and Ethernet to the corporate network.
The real-time process variables such as temperature, pressure, induction power, oxygen ppm in the chamber, flow rate of the coolant and many others, will be displayed in both numerical and graphical format on the touch-screen monitor for an intuitive understanding of the working cycle.

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Product category: Centrifugal casting machines

TCE Vacuum Centrifugal Casting Machine

TCE is a consistent, robust and easy to use vacuum centrifugal casting machine desined for small and medium casting laboratories.

TCE in Class B is particularly suited for Platinum, Palladium and Steel while TCE in Class A has been especially designed for Titanium casting.

The process is fully programmable and consists of the following phases:

  • Gas washing to remove oxygen from the melting chamber
  • Alloy melting in vaccum or protective atmosphere
  • Induction melting and stirring of the alloy to get perfect homogenization
  • Accurate control of the temperature with a proprietary narrow band optical pyrometer
  • Vacuuming of the chamber before casting
  • Centrifugal casting with speed and acceleration digitally controllable
  • Cooling in inert atmosphere before removing the flask

Casting is not only machines. For this reason, Topcast invests in a deep and continuous research on crucible and investment materials to give our customers always the state of the art casting solution for any alloy.

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About us

Company details

TOPCAST is a company specialised in casting machines design and manufacturing. Competence developed in the investment casting field, thermal processes, induction heating and power electronics set it as an ideal partner also for custom applications. A group of qualified engineers and designers, constantly updated and oriented to the research of enhanced technological solutions, grants a product range definitely at the state of the art.
Product versatility to meet different production needs, quality design, post-sales assistance and technical help to satisfy particular needs make TOPCAST the best company to count on in a global competition scenery.

Areas of application are: Casting, Melting, Heat treatment, Welding, Brazing, Rapid prototyping.

Titanium and reactive metals casting, net shape casting, turbine blades, turbocharge, heap processes, golf club heads.

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Company data

Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

1-19

Foundation

2003

Area of business

Casting machines and pouring equipment