In-service performance of iTherm® Piston
A single body iTherm® piston with an innovative Internal Cooling System presents an optimum solution for reduction of cycle time in HPDC and improved in-service life.
iTherm® system provides highest cooling effectiveness while improving: productivity, cast part quality, piston durability.
This tip is a critical component of the shot end for HPDC, where other cooling solutions on the market involve complicated multi-piece assemblies and often Beryllium-Copper (BeCu) alloys.
The HTS iTherm® shot tip is a single piece tip made of hardened tool steel, with a tempered steel ring providing a wear point to extend the service life of both the shot tip and the shot sleeve.
For an average size shot tip (~100mm in diameter), a BeCu tip can be expected to last 4,000-7,000 shots. An iTherm® shot tip of the same size can be expected to last 50,000-80,000+ shots, with the rings lasting 20,000-30,000 shots.