The first Disamatic C3 line was commissioned in China in August 2016 and in 2017 alone, 22 Disamatic C3 lines were installed across Asian markets. With nine new orders already signed, including one in Ukraine, Disa has decided to launch the Disamatic C3 globally, in three speed versions: C3-150, C3-250 and C3-350.
The Disamatic C3 is a PLC-controlled, high-pressure vertical moulding machine, ideal for foundries that want to improve casting quality and increase productivity by converting from a manual to an automated process, or upgrading their current line to a high-pressure moulding solution.
The C3 uses the unique Disamatic® blow-squeeze method, which produces a continuous string of vertically parted, flaskless moulds.
As standard, the C3 is equipped with a Disamatic dome valve system to close the sand hopper before sand shot. The C3-250 and C3-350 models also come with an automatic core setter.
Lars Hjelm, Global Product Manager at Disa, comments on the global launch: “The Disamatic C3 has been a tremendous success in India and China, and the latest sale of a C3-250 to a Ukrainian customer has further proven to us that there’s real demand outside Asia. We’ve therefore decided to go global and make the Disamatic C3 available around the world.”
“The Disamatic C3 is the perfect moulding line for ambitious foundries who want to achieve a step-change in performance with a relatively small investment. For our customers in China and India, where the Disamatic C3 has been operational for up to 18 months now, it has been a real game-changer.”
Designed and developed to protect the AMC’s mechanical and electrical parts from molten metal, the MOC is a simple yet effective feature that helps increase the reliability of your moulding equipment, optimise your daily foundry operations and improve your overall casting quality – simply by preventing over-pours and overflows.
Melt Overflow Cover (MOC) – a standard feature
The MOC panels are adjusted to secure a minimum gap between the top rail and the top of the moulds. This creates a barrier against the sides of the mould string, which – in case of overpouring – will stop the excess molten metal and keep it on the mould top.
The overall aim is to prevent melting overflow and extended downtime, putting a stop to excessive cleaning and maintenance costs, while countering the risk of mismatch due to the Automatic Mould Conveyor (AMC) thrust bar malfunctioning.
The MOC is introduced to the market as a standard feature on the Disamatic D3 AMC. However, retrofit solutions will be made available for foundries with Disa lines 130, 131 and 231, after which rollout will be considered for additional Disamatic lines.
Automatic filter setting
Another feature that Disa offers with the Disamatic C3 is the automatic filter setting feature. The PLC-controlled, robot-monitored unit autonomously places filters into any uncored mould produced on a Disamatic D3, thereby removing the highly repetitive task of setting filters manually.