Process Control Equipment

Autocaster Continuous Casting Systems

Void-free Continuous Casting of Densified Polyester-resin based Cast Polymer Products

The Vacuum Autocaster Ultra continuous casting system brings the benefits of automated vacuum-enhanced continuous casting to medium to large-scale polyester resin-based cast polymer manufacturing applications.

The Vacuum Autocaster Ultra™ continuous casting machine automates the recipe management, mixing and dispensing of cultured marble matrix for cast polymer manufacturing.

Replacing manual mixing and casting with the Vacuum Autocaster Ultra™ can significantly increase productivity, cut material cost and improve quality – all leading to increased profits for the manufacturer.

Vacuum Autocaster

Standard Configuration

Provided with the base unit of the solid surface machine are:
  1. Continuous Vacuum System
  2. Filler Metering Hoppers (2 standard)
  3. Base-color Metering System (1 included, additional available)
  4. Resin Metering System
  5. Catalyst Metering System
  6. Inline Heat Exchange System
  7. Dual-Stage Cleaning System
  8. Vacuum System

Base System - Order Information:

The Vacuum Autocaster™ Ultra is ordered in its base configuration, based on your electrical requirements:

230V, 60 Hz - #1000VS2H-230
380V, 50 Hz - #1000VS2H-380
480V, 60 Hz - #1000VS2H-480
Note: other electrical systems can be accomodated - call for details.

Base System Options - Order Information:

The base system can be upgraded and custom configured to suit your needs. These and other upgrades are available:

Add 1 Base Color - #CMBCS-1C
Add 2 Base Color - #CMBCS-2C
Add 3 Base Color - #CMBCS-3C
Cobalt Injector Assembly Option - #151000
Digital Batch Display Assembly - #162966
Expanded Heat Exchanger (High Output Option) - #163500
Transfer Auger Assembly - (PN dependent upon configuration)

 

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Related Accessory Products:

A number of related filller handling and conveying products are used with Autocasters to increase your productivity and efficiency. Discuss these and other options with your Gruber representative before ordering:

Standard Ground Hopper - Stores and conveys bulk powder materials to the point of insertion or use. Utilizes a solid core auger. Often used in conjunction with a gantry or other material transfer system to store and deliver super sacks or bulk bags to the ground hopper - #1000AGH

Pneumatic Ground Hopper - Automatically transfer bulk lightweight filler material with a Ground Hopper equipped with a pneumatic pump and hose transport system - to pneumatically transport powder and lightweight fillers, remote positioning of the Ground Hopper relative to the Autocaster. - #1000AGHAO

Bulk Bag Suspender Frame - Suspend a bulk bag or Super Sack above a Ground Hopper for higher efficiency bulk powder filling and management - #150160

Bulk Bag Gantries - The 4-leg bulk bag gantry is used to transport a bulk bag from a pallet and suspend it over the ground hopper using a hoisted trolley. Available in 10 foot (#0831208) or 15 foot lengths (#162768)

XYZ Mechanized Casting Table (MCT) - an XYZ motion casting table designed to allow mold adjustments under the Autocaster - including vertical movement - #150110

Mold Handling Conveyors - Consult with your Gruber representative for a configuration to suit your needs.

 

Equipment Requirements: All models should be hard-wired to an appropriate circuit by a qualified electrician to meet your local electrical codes. Additional controls may be necessary to meet your local regulations. Any additional requirements needed to deem this equipment operational will be obtained by buyer at buyer’s expense.