Starter Dam Actuator


This Automatic Dam actuator is primarily used to open the starter dam during start of cast in billet, ingot, slab casters etc.

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Pneumatic function
Controlling the flow and regulating the melt steadily
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Robust design
Designed for its purpose with sturdy shell and resistant technology
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Auto and manual mode
Set the system to preferred mode to fit your production
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Adjustable lengths
Availablie with three stroke lengths

The Starter Dam Actuator SDX-8 is the ideal solution opening the gate when reached the optimal filling of the launder in front of the casting moulds. The dam provides accurate stoppage of the metal direction. Easy to install to different types of launders. Precimeter SDX-8 is designed and produced for existing or new launder steelwork. The unique flexible mounting system allows moving the actuator to different positions.

The SDX-8 comes standard with a manual valve, but today’s units are often delivered with a complete automatic system with interface to the supervising PLC system. The automatic starter dam can also be equipped with a leveling sensor, opening the dam when a desired level in the launder is reached.The SDX-8 is ideal for your automated casting system. SDX-8 can be supplied with stainless steel safety guards that are removable. The basic SDX-8 comes with push button control and flexible mounting rack using an air cylinder and solenoid valves. The guide system uses 4 stainless steel guides providing strong support for the dam mounting bracket.

Advantages with SDX-8 actuator

Technical Specifications

Air Supply
5 bar (72 psi)
Travel Height
203 mm (8”) Other heights possible on request.
Launder Width
100-500 mm (4-20”)
Power Supply
120 VAC or 220 VAC
Digital Output
Temperature alarm 65 °C (150 °F)

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Starter Dam Actuator