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03. April 2019

Norican Group: Greater than the sum of its parts

Norican Group to demonstrate the ‘Complete Connected Foundry’ at GIFA 2019


Delegates attending GIFA 2019 will, for the first time in the show’s history, find Norican Group and its 4 technologies: DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator, exhibiting the ‘Complete Connected Foundry’ powered by Norican Digital – for both diecasting and green sand foundries.

The range of innovation, technology and expertise across Norican, and on show at GIFA (Hall11, stand A74 – A78), covers every aspect of foundry operations, from melting, dosing and green sand moulding, through to die casting, surface preparation and finishing.

With a complete focus on metal forming and preparation technologies, and with the additional proposition of being able to connect machinery, services and processes using dedicated data gathering hardware, and sophisticated IoT software solutions - powered by Norican Digital, Peter Holm Larsen – President, Parts Formation, Norican Group – believes this will be an incredibly important show for the organisation.

“GIFA provides the perfect opportunity for our industry to interact, share latest technical thinking and discuss emerging needs – for example around aluminium and new materials. We will be displaying innovation to deliver results addressing three fundamental themes; how to boost foundry productivity, optimise quality and control resources in line with current manufacturing demands”, commented Peter.

“As Norican these are conversations we can have, and customer needs we can meet, as a single provider with a unique end-to-end knowledge of foundry processes and deeper insight into the market forces impacting on our customer base. Our presence at GIFA 2019, even down to a new stand location, is geared towards demonstrating this capability mix and our commitment to using that platform to deliver practical solutions that make a real difference.”

Peter continued: “DISA, Italpresse Gauss, StrikoWestofen and Wheelabrator have successfully built long-standing, trusted partnerships with foundry customers based on answering needs efficiently, innovatively and effectively. Many of those customers will be attending GIFA expecting to hear about the latest ways their specific solution provider can help tackle an individual challenge or attain a particular production goal. And they will.

“But what they will also receive is additional value that can only come from a complete foundry picture – from seeing how all parts of the puzzle fit together to offer maximum benefit. In that respect what Norican provides is a joined-up offering that is greater than the sum of its parts, borne of our focus on metal forming and enhancement. To be able to take this proposition to GIFA for the first time is a hugely exciting prospect.”

In addition to showcasing innovations in metal casting, green sand moulding, die casting, shot blasting/peening equipment and services – both physically on stand and using state-of-the-art displays - Norican will be delivering a range of technical lectures and workshops geared at helping customers address challenges and maximise opportunities at every point of their foundry process.

Subjects to be covered during on-stand sessions and as part of the official GIFA lecture programme, can be summarised under the following categories:

Data-driven foundries – how to acquire, monitor, analyse data from every point in the foundry process to boost productivity and quality now, and capitalise on IIoT solutions in the future as part of Industry 4.0.

Achieving productivity, quality and resource improvements – how foundries of all sizes and types can use new innovation and/or upgrade existing solutions to be more sustainable, energy efficient, productive and profitable.

Updates on talk topics, speakers and scheduling will be posted to the ‘GIFA’ page of Norican’s website, www.noricangroup.com.

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