• Giesserei1
  • Giesserei2
  • Giesserei3
  • Main6

Pilot Foundry

The Pilot Foundry is divided into the following areas:

For more detailed information, please click on the respective area.

The comprehensive equipment of the Pilot Foundry enables the production of test casts and small series in sand, chill mould, low-pressure chill mould and pressure die casting processes. An extensive mould pool is available for casting sample geometries. All casting materials, from cast iron and cast steel alloys to cast copper alloys and aluminium and magnesium alloys, are cast. Special alloys are produced on request.


  • Induction furnace melting plant (Junker, 5 bis 150 kg)
  • Die casting machine (Bühler SC D/53, 5300 kN clamping force)*
  • Low pressure die casting machine (Kurtz AK92)
  • Gravity die casting machine (GF DISA)
  • Core shooter and gassing system (Röper H5)
  • Moulding material preparation plant (Eirich)*
  • AI melting and dosing furnace (Nabertherm, 200 kg)
  • Mg-melting and dosing furnace incl. gas mixing station (Rauch, 200 kg)
  • Modern heat treatment furnaces (air circulation, bogie hearth and chamber furnaces)
  • 500kN press (Jessernigg & Urban)
  • Mould tempering equipment (Robamat, Regloplas, Thermocast)
  • Multi-channel measurement and control systems (Gantner, Eurotherm)
  • Melt control and cleaning systems (Foseco)

* In cooperation with the Chair of Casting Research (LfGk – University Leoben)

The Pilot Foundry has the best infrastructural equipment for customer-specific test facilities, set-ups and executions.

Experienced and flexible employees guarantee a practice-oriented fast implementation and execution of trials. Our field-tested and recognised engineers take care of planning, supervision as well as consulting and evaluation.

© 2018 OGI.at Österreichisches Gießerei-Institut. All Rights Reserved.