Major Indian caster anticipates dramatic improvement in surface quality and production rates from new Italian grinding/fettling center
Schaumburg, Illinois (USA)-Magna Electro Castings Limited (Tamilnadu, India), a major producer of small to medium ductile and gray iron castings, has announced its purchase of a new grinding/fettling center from Maus SpA (Padua, Italy), according to company sources. The machine is a Maus SAM 600G, a compact yet powerful automatic grinding center, with four-tool capacity and product load/unload time less than four seconds.
Mr. N. Krishna Samaraj, managing director for Magna, stated it was the company's expectation that this machining system, scheduled for start-up after July, 2011, will result in significant improvements in the surface quality and production rates at the company. Magna is a vertically integrated foundry, as it performs various machining, surface treatment and heat treating operations, in addition to its full foundry capabilities for various products sold to the valve, refrigeration, rail, hydraulics, automotive, wind turbine and other industries worldwide.
Magna runs a fully automated sand prep and mold line, as well, using equipment from its longtime supplier, Hunter Automated Machinery, who represents Maus in various world market areas. Magna currently runs a Hunter HMP20E Automatic Molding Machine (1994) and an HLH 20 Type II mold handling system (2007).
Magna is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949 certified for its Quality Management System.
The sale of this Maus grinding/fettling machine was finalized between Mr. N. Krishna Samaraj for Magna and Mr. Ashwin Katke of Carraro, the parent company of Maus, with offices in India.