Steel Division

Mechanical engineering

Castings for mechanical engineering (< 10 tons)

Castings for mechanical engineering (< 10 tons)

These products are supplied as steel and nodular iron castings that meet customer requirements with respect to a variety of different strengths and levels of ductility. We manufacture castings made of manganese steel, stainless and acid-resistant materials (duplex steels) for special applications. Products are available upon request in ready-to-install condition.

Steel and nodular iron castings

Our manufacturing capacity includes an ingot mold facility that produces series with unit weights ranging between 50 and 400 kg with high economic efficiency. Larger and heavier parts for the machine-building industry are hand-formed. The maximum unit weight is around 10 tons for steel castings and 12 tons for nodular iron castings. Nodular iron castings comply with the EN-GJS 400 15 standard.

Mechanical engineering

We use various different materials in steel castings, from non-alloyed standard grades to heat-treatable and fine-grained steels to high-alloy and high-strength special steels with specified properties. Our casting applications are found in the fields of special transport, earth-moving equipment, mining and special machinery.

Switch manufacturing

voestalpine Giesserei Traisen GmbH delivers steel frogs made of manganese steel for high-speed railway systems. We are an esteemed and competent partner, particularly in the development of prototypes.

Stainless and acid-resistant steels

The metallurgical equipment at voestalpine Giesserei Traisen GmbH allows us to produce a broad range of materials. For example, standard-to-basic-alloy castings that are fully processed and ready to install are supplied to the food, paper and chemical industries.

Schmiedekasten, 110 to/Stk.

Castings for mechanical engineering (> 10 tons)

The castings can be supplied in ready-to-install condition. We also provide machining and cladding services.

Production facilities and technologies

At the Linz location of voestalpine, we have the required casting and heat-treatment plants as well as the requisite expertise to produce heavy steel castings up to 200 tons a piece. In addition, we provide ready-to-install components, including hardfacing and cladding.

Our portfolio

  • Rams for counterblow hammers
  • Mill housings and other castings for rolling mills
  • Housings for forging machines
  • Anvils
  • Hammer housings
  • End walls for cement mills
  • Slag pots
  • Steel castings for general engineering applications


Cam units

Our cam units are predominantly used in the automotive and automobile component supplier industries.

Standard cam units

Our standard cam units are used to punch, cut and form sheets and plates. Cam slide units make it possible to punch, cut and form sheets as they are pressed into the various shapes of auto bodies.

Special cam units

If a suitable slide unit cannot be found in our standard program, we will be glad to manufacture one that meets your specific requirements. We use standard components in our units so that we can offer the largest possible part availability to our customers.

Download area

You will find important information about our products in the download center. Technical drawings have also been provided for your convenience in the download area and can be downloaded in CATIA and PDF formats. Please order our products comfortably by using our order service.

Advantages of sliding elements 

  • Patented system 
  • Optimized sliding fit due to maintenance-free sliding elements 
  • Surfaces hardened and ground 
  • Minimized wear and abrasion, long service life 
  • Exact guidance 
  • High absorption of lateral transverse forces 
  • Adjustable backlash 
  • Pneumatic spring adjustable and dismountable 
  • All individual components available as replacement parts 
  • Automatic kickdown on both sides 
  • Compliant with NAAMS standard


Maintenance-free WF 750 sliding elements

voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH supplies ready-to-install sliding elements and bushings in a wide variety of designs and bronze materials.

Areas of application

  • Automotive industry (tool guides, auto body presses)
  • Plastic injection molding machines and injection molding tools
  • Mechanical engineering, steelmaking plants and rolling mills
  • Construction and brick industries
  • Dam systems and hydraulic engineering
  • Shipbuilding
  • Welding technology
  • Packaging industry
  • Crane and conveying engineering


Custom-made products

voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH supplies ready-to-install sliding elements and bushings in a wide variety of designs: Slide plates up to 1,300 x 500 mm, bushings, rings and cast parts up to a unit weight of 1 ton. All sliding elements can also be manufactured in a wide variety of different bronze materials.


Each sliding element is assigned a serial number. Indication of this unique sliding element number is sufficient when placing orders.

Maintenance-free WF 750 sliding elements 

  • Maintenance-free 
  • Wear-resistant 
  • Low friction resistance 
  • Top temperature of approx. 200 °C, short-range 
  • No contaminants in lubricant 
  • Environmentally compatible 
  • Corrosion resistant 
  • Not sensitive to impact loads 
  • Especially suited to oscillating sliding movements 
  • Stick-slip-free sliding 
  • Long service life

ALZEN 305, ALZEN 305 K and ALZEN 501 white bronze

ALZEN 305, ALZEN 305 K and ALZEN 501 white bronze

ALZEN alloys are in high demand in the mechanical engineering industry.

Developed by voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH in Austria, ALZEN 305 and ALZEN 501 ZnAlCu alloys demonstrate excellent sliding properties. They are predominantly found in mechanical engineering applications.

Our portfolio

  • Bushings
  • Rods
  • Sliding plates
  • Rolled plates

Advantages of ALZEN 

  • Low specific weight and price advantages 
  • Shortened processing time due to higher cutting speeds 
  • Excellent running and emergency running behavior 
  • Improved embedding capacity 
  • Improved wettability with lubricants 
  • Higher level of heat conductivity 
  • Improved damping capacity 
  • Low friction value 
  • Long service life 
  • Stable price