Making sure we possess the best technology on the market is an integral part of our corporate strategy.

CO-DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY

Investments in engineering have turned us into a forward-looking enterprise: we firmly believe that the drafting phase is the first step towards products of impeccable quality, products compliant with the costs and lead times established with the customer.

Our modern, well-organized technical office enables us to perform a specific preliminary study for each request, thereby minimizing the problems which can occur in complex processes with many variables.

The attention we dedicate to the design phase allows us to immediately highlight any flaws. This considerably reduces the percentage of error while preventing the work from slowing down as it progresses. Being able to count on concrete answers before investing in equipment is the best way to obtain quality products and comply with the forecast costs and timeframe.

The positive effects in terms of customer-satisfaction are undeniable: the purpose of co-design is to involve the customer throughout the entire design stage. Sharing ideas and feedback enables us to work efficiently by providing a prompt and precise consultancy service: proposals and suggestions for “forming your ideas” in the most effective way.

MOULDING AND CASTING

MOULDING MACHINE

We use an ultra-new Heinrich Wagner Sinto core moulding machine featuring 1100x900x400+350 flask size and an hourly production rate of 120 flasks.

SEIATSU technology reduces casting strain and allows patterns with reduced draft angles to be used.

Fed by a CAP 8 automatic casting furnace (suitable for nodular cast iron) and a sand processing plant automatically controlled by a GSC (Green Sand Control), the moulding line receives controlled sand that's modified to suit the planned production.

FURNACES

Our furnace department includes:

  • One melting furnace type C55 MF, 5 MW
  • One furnace type C28 MF, 3.5 MW
  • One furnace type C14, 1.5 MW
  • One CAP (Coreless Automatic Press Pouring) 8 ton, 1.2 MW

Now, we produce 100 tonnes of liquid cast iron each day, which is then checked (by thermal and quantometric analyses) and treated with specific additives.

One of the advantages is that the operator can monitor the entire process and coordinate it from a single control room.

After core assembly and pouring, the castings enter the Cooling House, where they remain until they have cooled.

FINISHING AND TESTING

finishing-testing

After shake-out, the castings enter a DISA CT4 shot-blasting belt machine where they are blasted with grit prior to riser removal. All phases are fully automated.

The castings are then subjected to final processes, which depend on the customers' specific requests: deburring, coating, mechanical machining.

Full compliance with the international standards is guaranteed by:

- Chemical analyses (ARL 3460 spectrometer – 18 elements)

- Tensile and hardness tests (GALDABINI and HECKERT machines)

- Dimensional tests (gauges; depth gauges; scanning machine)

- Micrographs (LEINZ microscope; KRAUTKRAMER ultrasonic system; GOM 5M scan)

All the data acquired are processed and outlined in the 31B test certificate.