Profession brick and tile caster
Brick and tile casters operate and maintain mixing machines used in brick and tile products development.
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- Fill moulds
Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.
- Measure materials
Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.
- Maintain finishing units
Maintain the automatic finishing units by replacing finishers, knives and reamers.
- Set up extrusion head
Set up the extrusion head using handtools by installing the required core, rings, die and former.
- Control air flow
Control the flow of air through the compression units by turning on the valves in the correct sequence.
- Use measurement instruments
Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.
- Feed the clay mixing machine
Feed the clay mixing machine with the specified ingredients in order to obtain brick and tile products.
- Select mould types
Select the appropriate type and size of mould based on the operation.
- Clean driers
Clean the refill driers using alumina.
- Mix moulding and casting material
Measure and mix ingredients for casting and moulding materials, according to appropriate formula.
- Maintain moulds
Clean and repair moulds, e.g. by smoothening out imperfections on the surface.
- Cut clay
Cut clay column by operating the already set up automatic cutoff knives aiming to obtain brick and tile products.
- Ensure mould uniformity
Oversee uniformity of moulds; use casting equipment and tools such as hand press.
- Inspect extruded products
Inspect the finished extruded products in order to determine any flaws or deviations from the specified parameters such as hardness or consistency, adjusting it if necessary by adding water and oil in the pug mil.