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Casting since 1873

Turbine construction

Martensitic stainless steel or aluminium bronze is frequently used in the manufacture of hydraulic components such as shovels, Kaplan blades and the like. Most of these large and complex shaped components are cast and thus belong to AW Schumacher’s product range.

The mechanical properties of the components often depend on their wall thickness and are always lower with increasing wall thickness. A high performance is often achieved through a combination of thin and thick wall areas in the same casting. Casting know-how is essential here. We would be more than happy to advise you on your choice of alloy and the optimisation of your casting.

With decades of experience, A.W. Schumacher has also produced complex shaped castings for turbine construction.

Example castings for turbine construction