The shot sleeve is a critical element of the aluminum die cast process.For maximum productivity – and also maximum operating life for both shot sleeve and plunger tip – the plunger must consistently move smoothly, and at a steady speed through a perfectly round, straight, shot sleeve.
Sleeve Gun-Drilled Holes
Stabilize temperatures to maintain a round and straight shot sleeve, so that the plunger tip can seal on to the shot sleeve wall, extending tooling life
Allow plunger to move through the shot sleeve smoothly and consistently, reducing scrap
Provide a long life, minimizing unscheduled downtime
The function of the shot sleeve is to contain the molten aluminum being pushed into the mold by the plunger tip.
Aids consistent shot cycle
Extends life of shot sleeve
Extends life of plunger tip
Cooling automatically controlled
Can be re-used on replacement shot sleeves