Wagstaff® LHC™ Low Head Composite Rolling Ingot Casting Technology molds are available as either a fixed dimension mold or a variable dimension mold, known as VariMold™. This allows aluminum producers to cast high quality ingot in a variety of widths using a single mold. Wagstaff LHC technology improves ingot quality and recoveries, yielding significant savings in scalping and edge trimming operations. Additionally, tests have shown head and butt crop reductions of up to 50% using LHC vs. EMC because of improved butt geometry.
In the ongoing effort to protect our global environment, Wagstaff is committed to help aluminum producers find every opportunity to reduce scrap and waste to minimize the environmental impact of the casting operation. Wagstaff LHC molds not only lower plant operating costs because of their faster casting rates, but they also help achieve environmental goals because they require roughly 5% of the oil usage of other casting technologies.