From automated systems to simple mechanical devices, Wagstaff offers a metal level control technology to suit your needs.
The precise control of the metal level in ingot molds is a necessity in the efficient casting of aluminum ingots, influencing safety of the process, equipment longevity, and product quality. Wagstaff offers a variety of sensors and actuators to reliably perform this function with the highest level of accuracy.
Wagstaff Metal Control Actuator with LMI Gocator 2345 Castline Laser Sensor
The Wagstaff mold metal level controller with LMI Gocator 2345 Castline laser sensor provides a small compact package for measuring the level of molten metal in the ingot mold bore. The compact, versatile mounting capabilities allow for flexibility in mold sizes and advanced molten metal level measurement not achieved in other applications.
The Gocator family of smart sensors provide laser-focused precision that allow for a high level of accuracy and reliability. The proprietary electronic control card provides the necessary signal conditioning for the mold metal level signal as well as sensor temperature monitoring.
The mold metal level controller includes a separate metal flow control valve actuator with approximately 40 mm stroke.
Wagstaff Metal Flow Control Valve Actuator with Wagstaff Inductive Sensor
The Wagstaff mold metal level controller with inductive sensor provides a robust, reliable way to measure molten metal in the mold bore. This sensor combines the proven technology of the Wagstaff inductive MMLC with pin positioner in a smaller, lighter, more functional, and easier to use sensor package. These features improve the ease of maintenance and setup, enable level sensing into smaller mold sizes, and provide an extended measuring range of 304.8 mm.
The Wagstaff Steady-Eddy mold metal level control device is ideal for less demanding ingot casting applications. The Steady-Eddy incorporates a four-bar mechanism that produces near linear movement of the float in the mold. This type of mechanism reduces the error created when the float does not move vertically in the mold cavity. The pivot points have stainless steel shoulder bolts and bearings with a very low coefficient of friction. After a steady state setting is achieved, the pin preset position can be easily set, and allows for hands-off control thereafter.
Floats and Spouts
For an economical and simple operation, investment can be minimized by using floats and spouts. This application can be used only when low metal levels are not required.
Wagstaff offers a variety of optional devices and accessories to make your casting system safer, more reliable, and more efficient. These devices include:
- MMLC Test Stand
- Spout Heaters
- Heated Control Pins
Why Choose Wagstaff?
More than 70 years of successful service to aluminum producers
Decades of industry-leading research and development
More than 250 custom installations worldwide
Seamless integration with Wagstaff ShurCast Casting Machines and AutoCast Casting Control Systems
World-class and worldwide after-sales service and support
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