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Wirtz Industrial Gravity Casting Machine – Model 332C

Wirtz Model 332C Grid Caster for Production of Industrial Battery Grids using Lead Calcium or Lead Antimony to Produce High Quality Grids

The 332C Industrial Grid Caster is an easy to operate, easy to maintain machine, producing uniform size and weight grids – in four to twelve cycles per minute. It features a unique grid transfer mechanism with grid centering and a pallet die entry mechanism that eliminates jams and mis-trims. As a result, the 332C can produce up to 60% more grids than competitive casters. All machines have complete internal piping for gas, air, water and mold coolant. Additionally, a rubberized internal scrap conveyor belt returns waste to the melting pot. For increased production and improved quality, the Wirtz 332C caster is the hands down winner for calcium or antimony alloys.

    • Right or left hand installation
    • Variable speed drive, 4 to 12 cycles per minute
    • Motors totally enclosed and fan cooled
    • All internal piping is complete for gas, air, water and mold coolant
    • Swing out mold corking bracket for easy accessibility to the mold for corking, washing and changing
    • Air filter, regulator and lubricator for air system
    • Heat and ventilation shields and hoods over ladle remove heat and gases for comfort and safety.
    • Standard color of machine is Wirtz Blue with Safety Yellow guards
    • Grid take-off at 32”(812.8mm) for ergonomic handling
    • Motors located under the grid caster to minimize layout profile
    • Separate air regulator and quick connect hose for mold airflow vent bars.
    • 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
    • Quick connect air fittings for cork spray gun
    • Internal trim scrap conveyor
    • Includes one standard industrial sized trim die
    • Wirtz patented heavy duty low dross lead pump
  • • • Second lead delivery system for use with different lead alloy • Allen Bradley series SLC-500 PLC controller available

    • Power mold corking bracket (air operated)
    • 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
    • Manifold piping for multiple casters
    • Ammeters to monitor electric heater circuits
    • Electric interlocks to shut down any individual caster in a grouping
    • 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
    • Auto fill system for improved cast ability and quality
    • Mold wash pans and brush for cleaning molds
    • Second lead delivery system for use with different lead alloy
    • Automated horizontal grid stacker (20 to 25 grids).
  • *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 4 CFM (.1 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: 10 CFH (28.2 M Cu/Hr)