Outstanding
Cast&Form

 

Cast&Form takes cost-efficiency
to new heights.

Cast&Form ProcessCast&Form cost-efficiency at its utmost best

The original UPCAST® continuous casting technology allows you to cast top quality copper and copper alloy rod the most cost efficient way. It is a simple process with easy operation through an advanced control system.

There is a wide range of copper alloys that can be cast with UPCAST®. As new applications for these alloys are being developed, the utilization of UPCAST® technology within this field is also rapidly increasing.

Solutions for small and medium capacities UPCAST® rod production lines are of modular design. A wide capacity range both in single- and double furnace configurations is available with unique upgradeability. You can cast different rod sizes even simultaneously and easily adjust your output and product mix according to market demands.

ASMAG GmbH - serving both the
tube and bar industry for decades

The core of the ASMAG group has designed and produced high performance machinery for the steel tube and non-ferrous metals industries since 1984. ASMAG GmbH has evolved from a machine supplier to a complete provider of production solutions. Combining the new Ascon technology and many years of experience in drawing and finishing of non-ferrous metals ASMAG GmbH now also covers the entire process for the production of copper and copper alloy flats, busbars as well as open, solid and hollow profiles all the way from the rod to packaging of the finished products.

Whether it is designing of the plants or building the machinery, ASMAG GmbH´s emphasis is on smooth material flow, high automation level and economical operation allowing for low production costs. This is based on efficient engineering and excellent production quality with personal attention and support.

The partnership of UPCAST OY and ASMAG GmbH based on years of technical cooperation has resulted in the Cast&Form process for manufacturing high quality copper profiles, flats and busbars. By combining their experience and expertise the partners can offer very efficient process and clear cost savings to the Cu-product manufacturers.

C&F profiles and busbars are
produced in distinct phases:

  • UPCAST® upward casting of high quality Cu-OF rod
  • ASCON continuous rotary extrusion
  • Finishing
    • Drawing
    • Stretch-straightening
    • Cutting
    • Stacking, weighing and packing

UPCAST® continuous casting lines are mainly for cu-of rod with the most common diameters from 8 mm to 25 mm - smaller ones for wires and cables and the bigger ones for manufacturing a variety of cu-products e.g. profiles, busbars, trolley wires, electroplating anodes etc.

The high quality UPCAST® Cu-OF rod is ideal for all electrical applications and has become the preferred feedstock especially for continuous rotary extrusion like Ascon.

ASMAG GmbH has developed the revolutionary ASCON machine transforming the raw material into a malleable state through friction, in which the material finally flows through an extrusion die matching the material shape of the finished product. Due to the simple and rapid set-up process when changing dimensions, different dimensions can be economically produced. The drawing is used to achieve the material strength and tolerances according to relevant standards.

The ASMAG GmbH drawing and stretching machine performs the complete finishing process extremely cost-effectively on one machine from drawing through straightening and cutting to finished lengths to stacking, weighing and packing. The entire system is easily accessible and easy to operate from one side from the feeding in of the product to its removal. The production time can be reduced as all the process steps are combined and automated in one line.

The partnership of UPCAST OY and ASMAG GmbH based on years of technical cooperation has resulted in the Cast&Form process for manufacturing high quality copper profiles, flats and busbars. By combining their experience and expertise the partners can offer very efficient process and clear cost savings to the Cu-product manufacturers.

UPCAST OY

Read more about UPCAST OYUPCAST OY is the exclusive supplier of the original UPCAST® technology – well-known within the global wire & cable industry for high conductivity copper rod production. With the introduction of UPCAST®-SGTube – the latest extension of this innovative technology – the process has been applied to the casting of thin-walled copper tube.

All inbuilt characteristics of the baseline UPCAST® technology - low investment & lifetime costs, flexibility in operation, unique upgradability and small environmental footprint – are now at the disposal of copper tube manufacturers.

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ASMAG GmbH

Read more about ASMAG GmbHASMAG GmbH has for decades been serving both the steel and non-ferrous industry. The company is known for its diverse capabilities ranging from the planning of complete plants to the design and manufacture of individual machinery. In the area of copper tube production ASMAG GmbH covers the total downstream process starting from straight drawing machines down to level winders.

Whether it is planning of plants or building machinery, ASMAG GmbH emphasizes on smooth material flow, high automation and economical operation.

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