Purchase of new Colosio 500T die casting machine and associated equipment

We are very pleased to announce the purchase of a new 500Ton Colosio High Pressure Die Casting machine.

This is our second 500T Colosio machine and the purchase will help increase capacity for existing customers as well as offering capacity for potential new customers.  We specialise in manufacturing aluminium die castings ranging from 0.1Kg up to 8Kg.  The new machine will increase our capacity for castings ranging from 1-4Kg where we currently see the greatest demand.  We expect the machine to be delivered and commissioned during November and running early December.

Our high pressure foundry now includes the following:

1 off 250T machine

2 off 400T machines

2 off 500T machines

1 off 725 Machine

Along with the die casting machine we have also purchased an electric Krownmatic dosing furnace.  This type of furnace feeds directly into the die casting machine and removes the need for an auto-ladle.    Due to the enclosed design of this dosing furnace we will also see a much reduced energy cost during production with an installed running power of 18Kw.

We have also invested in an Adiabatic Water system replacing our water tower.  The new adiabatic system increases our water supply capacity and reduces energy costs.  Health and safety is also improved with the new adiabatic system as there is no longer the same need for Legionnaires Testing which is associated with water towers.

2017 has seen major investment within Carlton Die Castings.  The purchase of a Mazak CNC earlier in the year, together with the die casting machine, furnace and adiabatic system brings our total investment for the year to £400,000.  We will continue to look to the future with investments which help grow the company and provide our customers with the best possible service.