Die casting machine appliance to move the movable mold half which has the functions of closing, locking and opening.
The mold locking unit is used to open and close the die casting mold where the movable mold half is shifted and to create the die locking force during casting and/or locking the movable mold halves during die casting. The most important components according to Fig. 1 are the following:
In general, the mold locking unit is driven by a hydraulic closing cylinder. However, today smaller machines with entirely electric drives are available on the market. Fig. 2 (Bühler AG) shows the mold locking units of a modern cold chamber die casting machine.
Die locking force application occurs through