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Upward CASTING

Breakdown DRAWING

Intermediate ANNEALING

Cast&Draw

UPCAST OY / ASMAG GMBH


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The perfect match where 1 + 1 results in more than 2


Cast&Draw

takes cost-efficiency to new heights

UPCAST OY is the exclusive supplier of the original UPCAST® technology well-known within the global wire & cable industry for high conductivity copper rod production. Now with the introduction of UPCAST®-SGTube – a new 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.

ASMAG 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.

Now UPCAST OY and ASMAG GmbH have joined forces to supply Cast&Draw - a new process delivering semi-finished copper tubes. The “Cast” portion consists of UPCAST®-SGTube technology while ASMAG provides the equipment for the “Draw” portion including machinery for straight drawing and annealing. By combining their respective know-how and expertise the two companies can offer unprecedented savings for the copper tube industry.


Cast&Draw Process

Upward Casting

Breakdown Drawing

Intermediate Annealing

Drawing

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Industria

Level Winder

Sanitary

Tube

Finishing Line

Bright Annealing

FINISHED PRODUCTS

Seamless Tube Production Methods Cast&Draw

Cast and Roll

High Ratio Extrusion

Melting of Copper Cathodes Upward Tube Casting

Horizontal Tube Shell Casting

Billet Casting

Breakdown Drawing

Shell Surface Milling

Hight Ratio Extrusion

Tube Shell Planetary Rolling

Breakdown Drawing

Intermediate Annealing

Downstream Drawing and Finishing


Investment Cost* Comparison *Cast&Draw as benchmark. Cast&Draw

Cast and Roll

High Ratio Extrusion

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Assumptions • Annual production 10 000 tonnes

Direct Production Costs For production of semi-finished copper tube (size Ø25 mm) starting from copper cathodes. Cast&Draw

EUR / tonne

Electricity

45

Labour, Maintenance

40

Consumables, Tooling

45

Direct Production Costs

130

Assumptions • Annual production 10 000 tonnes • Electricity cost 8 EURct/kWh • Annual labour cost 40 000 EUR/operator

Total Production Costs For production of semi-finished copper tube (size Ø25 mm) starting from copper cathodes including annual depreciation. Cast&Draw

EUR / tonne

Direct Production Costs

130

Annual Depreciation

70

Total Production Costs

200

Assumptions • Annual production 10 000 tonnes • Depreciation over 10 years


www.upcast.com

www.asmag.at


Cast & Draw