LHC™ Rolling Ingot Casting Technology
The Wagstaff® LHC™ Low Head Composite Rolling Ingot Casting Technology was developed to improve ingot quality and recoveries. The high quality ingots produced with LHC molds yield significant savings in scalping and edge trimming operations. LHC also allows increased casting speeds and significant reductions in lubricant consumption compared to conventional DC casting.
In today’s environmentally conscious world, LHC molds can lower plant operating costs as there is very little oil to clean from the water system. LHC molds are available with fixed dimensions for precise ingot dimensions, and also as VariMold™, which allows aluminum producers to cast high quality ingot in a variety of widths with a single mold. Additionally, tests have shown head and butt crop reductions of up to 50% vs. EMC due to improved butt geometry.
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