Nantong Jiangzhong Photoelectricity Co., Ltd. (“Jiangzhong”) has ordered two new die casting machines from ItalPresseGauss to increase casting capacity and extend its position as the leading producer of die-cast aluminium alloy parts for lifts and escalators in China.
The TF 2800 High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) machines, to be installed at Jiangzhong’s facility in Jiangsu Province later this year, reflect the focus of Nantong Jiangzhong on toggle free two platen technology as the future of modern die casting on which IPG has very long experience.
Last year, the company become the first manufacturer in China to commission delivery of ItalPresseGauss’ TF5700 High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) machine – a toggle free giant ideally equipped to support Jiangzhong in producing larger parts for its traditional escalator market, and for servicing new market opportunities for structural castings.
Jiangzhong has also purchased a Westomat 2300S dosing furnace from StrikoWestofen to integrate seamlessly with the machine as part of a complete, automated solution. This follows the purchase of 2 Westomat furnaces last year.
Westomat furnaces are designed to be considerably more economical in terms of metal loss and energy usage in comparison to automatic ladle systems using a holding furnace. In addition to reducing operating costs, this supports more sustainable production by minimising waste and energy consumption – an increasingly important requirements end customers expect from their cast metal suppliers.