Mould Shoe

Mould Shoe

Mould shoe is a device that is used to hold the mold in place during the thermit welding process. The mould shoe is typically made of steel and it has a number of holes that allow it to be bolted to the rail. The mould shoe also has a number of slots that allow it to be adjusted to accommodate different sizes of molds.

Once the mould shoe is in place, the mold is placed in the slots and it is secured with bolts. The rail is then heated and the single shot crucible is placed on the mould shoe. The thermit reaction is then initiated and the molten metal is poured into the mold.

The mould shoe is an essential part of the thermit welding process. It helps to ensure that the mold is held in place during the welding process and that the molten metal is poured into the mold properly.

Here are some of the safety precautions that should be taken when using a mould shoe:

  • Always wear safety glasses when using the mould shoe.
  • Make sure that the mould shoe is properly bolted to the rail.
  • Do not operate the mould shoe if it is damaged.
  • Be careful not to come into contact with the molten metal.

Here are some of the benefits of using a mould shoe:

  • It helps to ensure that the mold is held in place during the welding process.
  • It helps to ensure that the molten metal is poured into the mold properly.
  • It is a versatile device that can be used with a variety of molds.