Foundry Corporate News Topic Discharging, Decoring, Fettling, Finishing

Société Industrielle des Fontes installs two Koyama 400Si centers

Since 1932, the SIF (Société Industrielle des Fontes) foundry located in Saint Quentin in the North-East of France has specialized in the manufacturing of small and medium series of cast iron castings with spheroidal graphite (ENGJS), lamellar graphite (ENGJL) or alloy cast iron ranging from a few tens of grams to 80 Kg.

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SIF (Société Industrielle des Fontes) offers a wide range of services ranging from the co-design of cast iron parts to the delivery of assembled sub-assemblies.

SIF regularly invests in advanced technologies, enabling it to produce

more than 2,500 tons of cast iron per year for diversified business sectors, both in France and for export.

Export represents nearly a third of turnover with other European countries.

In 2021, although already equipped with 2 robotic grinding cells, SIF opted to purchase two 400Si robotic grinding centers from P.S. AutoGrinding Ltd for the finishing of small parts.

The company appreciated the user-friendliness and speed of the teach in mode for the deburring programs that do not require special qualifications, as well as the great ease of implementation, the speed and cleanliness of execution.

After several months of use, the foundry is still enthusiastic about this investment and the mission is successfully accomplished for PSAG.

We congratulate and thank the SIF for having taken charge of our technology so well.

An operator manages the two machines with different row castings type. The staff have welcomed the arrival of the centers very well and do not wish to go back.

Visit the site of this beautiful foundry: SIF (Société Industrielle des Fontes) (

In 2021, 53 units of different capacities were sold as well as robotic cells for automatic loading of machines.

Company Info

P.S. Auto Grinding Ltd.

Unit 17, Deerdykes View Cumbernauld
G68 9HN Glasgow
United Kingdom

Telephone: +00 44 (0) 1236 724 215