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Rautomead Limited

Nobel Road Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate, DD2 4UH Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1382 622-341
Fax +44 1382 622-941

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Guy Henderson

0044 7771 790030


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Machinery for the manufacture of rods, wires and strips
  • 01.01  Casting
  • 01.01.01  Continuous casting lines

Our products

Product category: Continuous casting lines

extra-low oxygen content CuOF copper rod

Rautomead will be presenting its new model RS 3000SX continuous casting machine for the manufacture of extra-low oxygen content CuOF rod. Rautomead’s standard graphite furnace technology will produce low oxygen CuOFE (<5ppm) copper rod which is suitable for most oxygen-free wire applications. Technical requirements from the automotive industry are driving demands for even lower oxygen content copper rod, e.g. for use in the manufacture of high efficiency bar wound electric motors. The enhanced graphite crucible electric resistance furnace design of the RS 3000SX, combined with modified tooling and production techniques, improves the oxygen reduction capability of the graphite technology system to produce extra-low oxygen content copper rod.

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Product category: Continuous casting lines

sealed lid technology for progressive alloys

Rautomead Limited will be exhibiting their sealed lid (RSL) continuous casting  technology designed for processing progressive alloy and alloys containing elements susceptible to rapid oxidation, such as CuCrZr, CuZr & CuCr.  The single furnace multi-chamber design, accurately controls and maintains the target composition by varying the feed rate of each of the constituent elements.  The liquid metal is protected from the atmosphere by being enclosed within and argon gas environment.

Equipment & Technology for production capacity from 1,000 tpyr to 5,000 tpyr.
Rod diameter from 8.0 mm to 30.0mm.

Customer reference installations located in Japan and Europe.

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Product category: Continuous casting lines

conductor alloy rod & CuOF rod

Rautomead will also be exhibiting its conventional open furnace model continuous casting machines which are used for the production of high purity, high quality oxygen-free copper wire rods and also conductor alloy rods such as CuMg, CuAg and CuSn. This high quality, low cost, continuous cast rod material benefits manufacturers of enamelled wires, superfine wires, LAN cables, wiring harnesses, railway wires, shaped, contact wires, CTC and transformer strips.

Equipment is available for production of 1,000 – 12,000 tonnes per year in the diameter range 8.0 – 30mm.

Sample coils can be manufactured to order and produced on the continuous casting equipment installed at the Rautomead facility in Dundee, U.K.

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About us

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Established in 1978, Rautomead Limited has evolved to become the world's leading and most experienced supplier of continuous casting technology for non-ferrous alloys.

Our continuous casting machines are used internationally to deliver continuous casting of Copper Wire and Cable, Alloy Wire, Engineering Alloys, Precious Metals, Copper Magnesium and Copper Chrome Zirconium Rod.

Over forty years, Rautomead  has aimed to play its part in modernising aspects of the non-ferrous metals industry with its many end-uses and world-wide applications by casting at near net shape to minimise processing costs and by casting an ever increasing range of alloys for products being developed by the automotive, medical and communications industries.

This keeps our continuous casting technology at the forefront of the industry with a team of experienced engineers available to support our clients so that they can be at the forefront of theirs.