5/04 PLC vacuum casting machine
Create high quality parts in a wide range of resins, nylon and glass filled nylon, as well as high quality wax investment casting masters.
Features and benefits
- Mould sizes up to 750 mm × 750 mm × 900 mm.
- Nylon Plus casting module – high performance glass or fibre filled polymer.
- Vario Vac differential chamber pressure – suitable for soft-feel materials.
- PLC control and automation – ensures consistent casting.
- Heated cup – suitable for casting high quality wax masters and low melt alloy.
- Dual robot option – for increased casting capacity.
Renishaw’s 5/04 PLC vacuum casting machine system has a casting capacity of up to 5.5 litres.
The system boasts Vario Vac differential pressure casting and comes with the the option of a heated cup module.
In addition, the 5/04 benefits from the option of chamber extension, and has been designed to accommodate the Renishaw Nylon Plus casting module for nylon vacuum casting.
The standard module for plastic prototypes and low volume production in vacuum casting polyurethane resins.
Nylon Plus module option
For prototypes and production parts in nylon and glass filled nylon.
Vario Vac module
Choose between our standard PLC system or the vario vac model, for production of prototypes in silicone rubber and highly filled viscous materials.
Heated cup option
Enables production of wax master models for the investment casting, and low melting point alloys.
Twin robot option
Increases casting capacity from 2.2 L to 5.5 L.
Find out how our vacuum casting systems work
Renishaw provide a full solution for vacuum casting with a range of machines, from manual to high capacity computer automated, for the economic production of short run, end use parts and prototypes – up to 50 parts from a single mould.
5/04 PLC Vacuum Casting Machine Specifications
(H x W x D)
|1930 mm x 1510 mm x 900 mm|
|Maximum mould size
(H x W x D)
|750 mm x 900 mm x 750 mm|
|Casting capacity||2.2 L
5.5 L (twin robot)
|Power supply*||3 phase 400 V 3 NPE, 50 Hz, 3.5 kW|
|Pump capacity||65 m³/h|
|Ultimate vacuum||0.5 mbar|
|Gross machine weight||1150 kg|
* Other power supply configurations are available
For projects that fall outside the capacity of the standard machine, various extension chambers can be configured to suit your requirements. This option is only available for 5/04 and 5/06 machines.
This option allows you to significantly increase the casting capacity. The twin robot is only available for 5/04 and 5/06 machines and can be configured to ‘syncro’ or ‘independent’ modes as required.