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Wirtz Automotive Gravity Casting Machine – Model 60C

Wirtz Model 60/60C Mechanically Operated Gravity Grid Casting Machines

The Wirtz Model 60C grid caster is designed to operate similar to the Model 40 Series with 20″ added machine length to allow for extra grid cooling time prior to trimming of the grid panel. The Model 60C features Allen Bradley controls to provide optimum grid quality at the fastest operating speed. Also included as standard items in this unit are items normally optional on the Model 40 Series such as grid counter, grid inspection table, tool holder, machine interlocks for shut down capability of an individual caster in a group arrangement, ammeters to monitor electric heater circuits, auto fill system to improve grid mold cast ability, and a die lube system which includes a one gallon reservoir. The Model 60C is ideal for producing thick grids for golf cart and scrubber type batteries or soft alloy grids

    • Right or left hand installation
    • Variable speed drive, 8 to 18 cycles per minute
    • Motors totally enclosed and fan cooled
    • Main drive motor ¾ hp
    • Standard electrics 240 volt, 3 phase, 60 hertz
    • “Nema 12” electric control panel with 60 amp disconnect, 110 volt or 24VDC control circuit
    • “Nema 12” electric control console with push button and selector controls, running lights, temperature controllers and lead dispense timer
    • Electric solenoid control of mold and ladle, mold remains in last (open/closed) position when machine stop button is pressed and ladle tipping linkage is automatically disengaged returning ladle to no pour position regardless of ladle cam position
    • Air filter, regulator and lubricator for air system
    • All internal piping is complete for gas, air and water
    • Swing out mold corking bracket
    • Quick connect air fittings for cork spray gun
      Separator air regulator and quick connect hose for molds with air flow vent bars
    • Internal trim scrap conveyor
    • Can be arranged in banks of 1, 2, 3 or 4 casters
    • Includes one standard automotive sized trim die
    • Wirtz patented heavy duty low dross lead pump
    • Precision grid ejector system
    • Die entry gate support
    • Die exit rollers
    • Electric mold heaters – double zone
    • Air spin assembly or DC motor option
    • Ladle cover and gas shielding for electric ladle
    • Grid counter
    • Grid inspection table
    • Tool holder
    • Allen Bradley Control Systems automated temperature control and machine speed control
    • Die lube system including a 1 gallon reservoir
    • Machine speed indicator
    • Ammeters to monitor electric heater circuits
    • Auto fill system for improved cast ability and quality
    • Electric interlocks to shut down any individual caster in a grouping
    • Manifold piping for multiple casters
    • Grid planish system including hydraulic power supply, one planish type automotive sized trim die, all piping, solenoids and associated hardware
    • Oversize mold back for producing golf cart and scrubber batteries
    • Machine guards to mean CE standards.
  • *These are very general specification and will change based on the exact configuration of the system that is ordered.

    Electrical: (Supply 480VAC, 3 phase , 60 Hz standard) 200V to 575V, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, Control Voltage: 24VDC

    Fuel Pressure: 14” WC (350mm WC) max 5” WC (127mm WC) min Natural Gas: 1000 BTU/Cu/Ft (8.900 Kcal/M Cu) Volume: 25 CFH (0.7 M Cu/Hr)

    Propane: 2500 BTU/Cu/Ft (22.250 Kcal/M Cu) Volume: 10 CFH (0.3 M Cu/Hr)

    Compressed Air: Optimum 14 CFM (0.4m Cu/Min) Peak 48 CFM (1.4 m Cu/Min) Pressure: 100 PSI (6900 m bar) max 80 PSI (5520 m bar) min

    Water: Cooling Water Supply Temperature: Max 75°F (24°C) Volume: 60 GPH (225 Liters/Hr) Pressure: 80 PSI (5520 m bar) max 20 PSI (1380 m bar) min

    Ventilation: (Note: Figure may also be included in the ventilation requirements for the furnace) Volume 760 CFM (21.4 M Cu/Hr)