Shot Sleeves2018-09-14T02:14:05+00:00
Shot Sleeves

Shot Sleeves

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.

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Inserts

Inserts
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Inserts

M-Loop

M-Loop
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M-Loop

Sleeve Gun-Drilled Holes

Sleeve Gun-Drilled Holes
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Sleeve Gun-Drilled Holes

Vacuum Connection

Vacuum Connection
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Vacuum Connection

Water Jacket Gun-Drilled Holes

Water Jacket Gun-Drilled Holes
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Water Jacket Gun-Drilled Holes

Shot Sleeves

PURPOSE

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

FUNCTION

The function of the shot sleeve is to contain the molten aluminum being pushed into the mold by the plunger tip.

BENEFITS

Reduces scrap

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