Our pressure casting plant DGM120 Z is used for the efficient forming of tableware, ovenware, vases, bottles and other housewares made of ceramic slip (e.g. porcelain, hard-paste porcelain, stoneware and bone china) by hollow or solid casting.

In this twin arrangement (Z) of the DGM120, two independent pressing heads are installed in a joint frame with the pressure casting molds, made of porous synthetic material and consisting of two parts, being clamped to the two clamping platens by means of a quick-action clamping system. Closing force and installation space are well-suited to the production both of large articles in single-cavity molds and of smaller articles in multi-cavity molds or several independent molds. The geometry of the article as well as reliefs, inscriptions and logos will be reproduced in a very precise way.

A toggle lever mechanism operated by electricity and installed at the moveable clamping platen opens and closes the pressure casting molds while a short-stroke cylinder installed at the stationary clamping platen will adjust the closing pressure to the increasing slip pressure inside the mold during casting. The cast articles will be taken out of the molds in vertical position either manually or by means of a robot. 


  • Suitable for hollow and solid casting
  • Single and multi-cavity molds
  • Closing force adjustment
  • Energy-efficient and silent
  • Possible expansion to TWIN CELL production cells



Technical information


Article removal

  • Manual removal
  • Removal by robot

Production cells

  • Arrangement of cells comprising up to three pressing heads per robot
  • Automatic change of suction heads at the removal robot
  • Fettling station including spruce cutters, fans and suction head racks
  • Mold change at one plant while the other plants of the cell keep on working

Fettling and conveyor systems

  • Article depositing on setters or conveyor systems
  • Article depositing on drying plates or drying swings


  • Quick and simple mold change due to quick-action clamping system (optional)
  • Mold change crane (optional)
  • Pressure or path-controlled mode of operation for different mold systems

Energy efficiency

  • Closing pressure generation by means of air/oil pressure intensifier
  • Minimum energy consumption at the casting stage
  • Adjustment of closing pressure according to the slip pressure


  • Clearly structured process control with electronic variable programming system
  • Number of Clamping platens: 4
  • Closing force: max. 1200 kN
  • Casting pressure: max. 40 bar
  • Moldblock: max. 1000 x 960 x 450 mm
  • Output: approx. 20 – 40 cycles per hour    
  • Ceramic pressure casting
  • Solid casting
  • Hollow casting
  • Porous resin molds
  • Closing force adjustment
  • Post-solidification

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