5/06 PLC vacuum casting machine

Create high quality parts in a wide range of resins as well as high quality wax investment casting masters.

Features and benefits

  • Maximum mould size for each chamber 650 mm × 900 mm × 1000 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.
5/06 PLC Vacuum Casting Machine by Renishaw


Renishaw’s 5/06 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 option of a heated cup module.

In addition, the 5/06 benefits from the option of chamber extension.

The 5/06 PLC combines the benefits of two machines in one, and by combining the twin chambers, can be used as a single dual pour machine (quad pour with 2 x twin robot), or two independently operated machines.

VC module

The standard module for plastic prototypes and low volume production in vacuum casting polyurethane resins.

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

Vacuum casting products and process

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.

5/06 PLC Vacuum Casting Machine Specifications

Dimension housing
(H x W x D)
2300 mm x 3000 mm x 1250 mm
Max. mould size – left chamber
(H x W x D)
650 mm x 900 mm x 1000 mm
Max. mould size – right chamber
(H x W x D)
650 mm x 900 mm x 1000 mm
Casting capacity 2 x 2.2 L

2 L x 5.5 L (twin robot)

Power supply* 3 phase 400 V 3 NPE, 50 Hz, 7.5 kW
Pump capacity 2 x 100 m³/h
Ultimate vacuum 0.5 mbar
Gross machine weight
(without dispensing unit)
4000 kg

* Other power supply configurations are available

5/06 ancilliaries

Twin robot

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 ‘synchro’ or ‘independent’ modes as required.

Extension chamber

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.



Brochure: Vacuum casting systems

Renishaw vacuum casting systems are ideal for small batch production. I single silicon mould can be used up to 50 times before retooling is required.


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