RFM AutoPour Ladle
RFM® AutoPour Ladles are constructed from light-density refractory composite material. Designed for use with high-pressure diecasting, sand casting and gravity diecasting.
RFM is a composite ceramic material that is both tough and tolerant of mild mechanical abuse. The material allows the walls and base of the autopour ladle to be manufactured with much thinner sections than usually associated with refractory parts. Robot mounting positions can be respected and engineered to suit most customer requirements.
The material is hard wearing and very insulating in comparison to many materials often used in this application. With a material density of 1600 kg/m3 it offers exceptional strength to density ratios. The RFM AutoPour Ladle comes complete with a factory prepared finish of boron nitride. This coating offers exceptional non-wetting characteristics to enhance the in-use performance of the RFM AutoPour Ladle.
- Light weight material
- No pre-heating required
- Low thermal heat sink
- Excellent mechanical properties
- Excellent resistance to erosion
- Excellent scull release
- Non-wetted by molten aluminium
- No iron contamination
- Low maintenance
- Reduced holding temperatures