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07. November 2017

Reichmann: Efficient cutting of sprue systems on castings

Reichmann: Efficient cutting of sprue systems on castings

Modern foundries lay an increasing focus on the economic removal of burrs and risers on castings. Customers of the automotive and aircraft industry place high demands on the finished castings regarding surface treatment and tolerances. These requirements can be achieved with high process reliability by using suitable automatic fettling solutions.


For nearly 100 years, Reichmann is a reliable partner for fully-automatic fettling solutions. The innovative cutting and grinding machines simplify and accelerate the working processes in foundries and ensure a constantly high quality combined with a high output.

Time-saving cutting of gating systems on brake calipers

The automatic cutting machine TSF 350-M with rotary table loading developed by Reichmann efficiently and exactly cuts off risers on the inside and outside of brake calipers within 25 seconds. Loading and unloading is done during the work process, thus saving additional time compared to conventional systems. As one casting is cut automatically, the machine operator is unloading the finished piece from outside and putting another casting in. Optionally, the unloading can be done with the help of a robot. The intuitive programming located directly at the machine, providing the possibility to reuse selected programs for recurring castings offers a high potential for saving time in the cutting process.

High-quality separating cuts without structural changes to the casting

During the cutting process, the development of process heat in the casting has to be avoided at all times. Due to short contact times of the abrasive cutting wheel with the brake casting, the generation of heat is mostly dissipated through the sparks and abrasion. The result is a casting with a light, metallic surface without “blue cut”, which is of particularly high importance when it comes to safety components of the automotive industry.

Efficient cutting solutions by Reichmann

The Reichmann abrasive cutting machines guarantee a consistent cutting quality with an enormous repeating accuracy. The cut-to-finish performance enables frequent, extremely close and precise cuts, making after-treatments obsolete. With a wide product spectrum, Reichmann offers a suitable solution for the most diverse requirements and castings in any foundry.

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