A conventional method casting low melting point metals is by means of centrifugal casting. Generally this method employs a horizontally split rubber mold having a central sprue with runners extending radially to the cavities which may have complex surfaces adapting the centrifugal casting process to correspondingly complex shapes. The apparatus commonly employed in centrifugal casting of metals possesses numerous drawbacks and disadvantages. Its use is frequently hazardous and generally requires the continuous attendance of a highly skilled operator who controls all the operations of the procedure including the rotation of the mold, the ladling of metering of the molten metal into the mold, etc. Consequently, the articles cast with conventional centrifugal casting equipment are expensive by reason of the high labor costs and are frequently of low and non-uniform quality by reason of the lack of close process control. The conventional centrifugal casting equipment thus leaves much to be desired.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is a principal object of the present invention to provide an improved casting machine.
Another object of the present invention is to provide an improved centrifugal casting machine.
Still another object of the present invention is to provide an improved automatic casting machine in which a centrifugal mold is conveyed to a casting station and the mold is clamped, driven and the molten metal metered thereto in an automatically controlled and interlocked sequence.
A further object of the present invention is to provide an improved automatic centrifugal casting machine in which improper handling or manipulation is prevented.
Still a further object of the present invention is to provide an improved centrifugal casting machine of the above nature characterized by the reliability, ruggedness, versatility, adaptability and ease of operation.
The above and other objects of the present invention will become apparent from a reading of the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred embodiment thereof.http://www.centrifugalcastmachine.com/Iron-Pipe-Centrifugal-Casting-Machine/84.html