Gauss is a preferred supplier of group PSA Peugeot-Citroen on Charleville in France:
A gravity casting auto-cell, flexible and innovative, to produce cylinder heads.
While another Gauss cell for cylinder heads is working since last year, equipped with a rotating table, five gravity machines and three robots.
Foundry of group PSA in Charleville employ 2250 people, was established in 1974 at the foot of Ardenne mountains and produce spheroidal cast iron and aluminium castings for the prototypes of the future Peugeot and Citroen vehicles' engines.
Specifically the parts which in French are called "liaisons au sol" i.e. connection to ground: 261 ton per day of parts such as frame side member, cross member, suspensions arms, gearboxes, manifolds and 157 ton per day of heads, engine support and different components.
Last year Gauss supplied Charleville with an auto-cell with rotating table:
five casting machines with electric tilting, designed and manufactured specifically for the production of cylinder heads, and then a robot for core setting, a casting robot and an extraction robot, all Fanuc.
In the last weeks Gauss is installing another flexible auto-cell to produce cylinder heads, not a line one nor rotating, equipped with two machines, each one with two robots: one for the core setting, another one for the casting removal and one for the casting/pouring.
Gauss is among the world leaders in the production of automatic equipment for gravity casting: above all cylinders heads Gauss have delivered innovative equipment to French group Montupet , supplier of the main automotive companies, above Renault, Ford and GM. And then to Wuling Motors in China, part of the joint venture between GM and Shanghai Automobile, producer of more than one million mini vans and pick-ups per year.