The manufacturing cost of ductile Iron castings is a major limiting factor for foundries to compete against alternative materials such as welded components or steel castings.
The INITEK process can enable your Foundry to produce world class ductile iron castings with the high quality standards demanded by your customers at a lower cost and with greater productivity.
The INITEK process addresses the inherent problems of conventional ductile iron production by eliminating the undesirable side effects of the inescapable, but harmful addition of Mg into the metallic matrix (carbide promoter / dross generator).
While the INITEK process permits a significant reduction of Mg alloy addition, more importantly, it ensures a consistent, reliable, and productive nucleation event. This leads to significantly improved process control and casting quality. Furnace and pouring temperatures are also brought back to grey iron operating temperatures which generate savings across the entire casting process. The INITEK process is most suited for ferrous foundries with production of 10,000 MT or more of liquid ductile iron.
The INITEK process is part of the Foseco Ferrous Melt Shop (FMS) concept for improved quality, productivity and melt capacity. This concept includes and combines the benefits of a thermal analysis device (ITACA), and a new “state-of-the-art” metal stream inoculation technology (MSI DC+) framing the potential for increased metallurgical process control in the melt shop.