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As the world's leading supplier of core-making technology, Laempe Mössner Sinto will present its product portfolio at GIFA. Under the motto "Discover the true potential of modern core shop", the company from Barleben (Saxony-Anhalt) will focus on data transparency, digitization and overall efficiency this year. With state-of-the-art technology in the areas of core production, data analysis and visualization, as well as automatic visual inspection, Laempe Mössner Sinto demonstrates the...

Chemicals

In December 2015, the Federal/State Working Group (LAI) issued its recommendations on limiting formaldehyde emissions. The tightened limit values laid down therein affect general operating permits for plants. With the expiry of a transitional period, these limit values will also apply to older plants from February 2020 onwards. For the foundry industry, the lowest limit values apply according to these recommendations. Today’s HA Cold-Box system no longer contain any free formaldehyde. This...

Coremaking

Personnel development for the new Mingzhi branch in SaxonyHeinrich Kairies, the dynamic manager, knows his way around. He has gained a lot of experience in the foundry industry and now builds a strong Mingzhi-Tech team in Leipzig, in addition to the proven team. The specialist in core shooting equipment and aluminum casting from Suzhou, China is massively expanding the former DISA branch and the roadmap is set, explains Kairies. By the end of 2019, the production halls will be ready for...

Discharging, Decoring, Fettling, Finishing

The Fill Future Zone was the hot spot for innovation at the world´s leading trade fair for metalworking, EMO, in Hannover from 16 to 21 September. The Austrian machine engineering experts presented end-to-end digitalization in metalworking in the sense of Industry 4.0. Intelligent simulation models (digital twin) create new opportunities in component development and production planning. Fill´s latest development, the syncromill u, as well as further developments of the syncromill c and...

Enviroment, Energy & Safety

Fata Aluminum experience on thermal regeneration of waste foundry sand started in 1982, both for sand bonded with organic resins and for green sand bonded with bentonite. At that time Fata Aluminum developed its own first thermal sand regeneration fluid bed furnace, and since then, Fata supplied more than 60 plants for organic resins and 10 plants for green sand process, with capacities from 1 to 25 t/h, to customers all over the world. All Fata Aluminum furnaces are based on the fluid bed...

Heat Treatment

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic (ATM) announces the promotion of Donald Gibeaut to “Manager Tubular Products.” Don has worked in the induction industry for over 36 years and has achieved great success in the pipe and tube markets.In his new position, Don will work with all ATM brands to promote and increase market share in the tubular industry including Heat Treat, Quench and Temper lines, Emmedi welders, coating systems and all other associated tubular processing products.Don has a background in...

It-Solutions

Software developed specifically for the cast metal industry Iron Foundry ERP Software    Steel Sand Foundry ERP SoftwareCentrifugal Casters ERP SoftwareAluminum Sand Foundry (Aluminium) ERP SoftwareDiecasting (Pressure Diecaster) ERP SoftwareGravity Diecasting (Permanent Molder) ERP SoftwarePrecision Moulder (Precision Molder) ERP SoftwareInvestment Casting ERP SoftwareLoss Wax & Lost Foam Casting ERP Software Say goodbye to spreadsheets and fragmented ageing systemsA fully...

Melting Shop

DataProphet, a world leader in artificial intelligence in industrial production, has entered into a strategic alliance with pour-tech AB. Together with the specialist for automatic casting systems for iron foundries, practical AI systems will be brought to European foundries. The partnership will allow existing and new customers of pour-tech to take the quality and efficiency of their foundries to a new level with the help of AI. Oliver Schmitz, Sales Manager of pour-tech AB: "Working...

Metals & Alloys

Metal consumer goods are the world record holders of the recycling economy. Refounding turns steel and aluminium scrap into high-quality secondary raw materials. Recycling has a positive impact on the environment and conserves natural raw material resources. The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries and steel mills is a significant topic in metallurgical plant engineering. Exhibitors will present trends and developments at METEC and GIFA as well as NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS at...

Moulding

The successful revival of "SAVELLI" is a true “Italian Miracle”. The historic brand "SAVELLI since 1842" continues to live strongly in the global market through the new company founded in December 2015 by Francesco Savelli with his partners, Maurizio Botticini, Mauro Boldi, Roberto Tura, Guido Gilberti and his brother Paolo Savelli.  Today, the company, after the entry of Küttner Holding with the purchase of 55% of the shares in January 2017, has the new name of...

Patternmaking, mouldmaking and tooling & Rapid Prototyping, rapid tooling & 3D Printing

Thanks to its exceptional abrasion resistance, more than 100,000 replications can be produced with the polyurethane board RAKU® TOOL WB-1258. This was previously possible using either liquid systems with complex manufacturing processes with higher costs or high-priced metals like aluminum. With RAMPF’s cutting-edge foundry board material, core boxes and pattern plates are manufactured that facilitate the quick and easy production of models with outstanding abrasion resistance, dimensional...

Equipment, Plant Technology

For the team at Norican, digital innovation continues to be the overarching theme running through customer conversations, exhibits and presentations. However, this year, there was a marked difference in the topics of discussion around digital.  There was a much greater focus on the practical implementation of digital technology and on how the different approaches offered by various equipment manufacturers fit together in a complete foundry setting. From green sand through to aluminium,...

Pouring, Gating, Feeding

TRIAD Z-189 is the latest addition to Foseco’s expanding range of monolithic refractory linings for cupola melting.This innovative lining material is based on white fused alumina with additions of silicon carbide and carbon offers has been specifically formulated to cope with the most demanding applications in cupola furnace melting and offers significant advantages over alternative lining materials.+ The cement free lining is resistant to slag erosion, and campaign life is increased as a...

Pressure Die Casting Equipment

Huicheng Foundry Ltd, an aluminium foundry based in Jinan City, Shandong province, has ordered three large high-pressure die-casting machines from Italpresse Gauss, a Norican Technology, at this year’s GIFA.  All three purchases are firsts in the Chinese market. They are: the first TF4400 Italpresse Toggle Free die casting machine in China for a Chinese customerthe first IPr3700 Italpresse die casting machine in China for a Chinese customerthe first TF1850 Italpresse die casting machine...

Process Control Technology

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, today announced that is has added the ACADEMIA 50 3D scanner to its ACADEMIA educational solution suite. This professional-grade, portable 3D scanner is the ideal solution for teachers looking to show students the benefit of handheld 3D scanners and their use in real-life applications, such as reverse engineering, industrial design and quality control. Easy to set up and use by teachers and students of all levels,...

Refractories

At the Foseco booth, visitors will discover new, innovative solutions for iron, steel and non ferrous foundries. We look forward to seeing you on our stand in Hall 12 Stand no. 12A01. Feeding Systems for Iron and Steel FoundriesThe application of feeder sleeves is a major factor in reducing metal remelt and fettling costs in foundry customers. By working in close partnership with foundries, Foseco continues to deliver tailored solutions for specific applications and develop new process...

Sand & Binders

Thinking outside the box is worthwhile. EIRICH mixers are increasingly being fitted with torque motors for good reasons: They consume significantly less energy than conventional asynchronous motors. Torque motors also cause lower operating costs and run at significantly lower noise levels. Does an EIRICH mixer with torque drive also pay off for customers in the foundry industry? Johannes Oswald and Wolfgang Wörner have not the slightest doubt. When and why did the development of torque motors...

Service Provider

With regular maintenance, production facilities in foundries reach an average service life of 30 to 40 years. During this period, several generation changes have been made in the field of control and power technology, such as the use of PLC process control technology and converter technology.In times of increasing price pressure on foundries, it is important to exploit all potential for cost savings. As part of the modernization of switchgears, a large number of improvements can therefore be...

Simulation

MAGMA, in cooperation with M5 Engineering Thailand, participated in the very first Metal+Metallurgy Exhibition in Thailand, a three day exhibition from September 18th-20th, 2019, at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC).  The Metal+Metallurgy (Thailand) 2019 Exhibition, sponsored by the China Foundry Association, co-sponsored by the Metallurgical Council of CCPIT and the Industrial Furnace Institution of CMES, and focused on 5 major themes - Foundry, Die-casting,...

Testing, measuring & Quality Control

MPM Sandman was an active participant at GIFA 2019, held in June, at Dusseldorf, Germany. The Sandman team was available at Booth C-26, Hall 12 to showcase Sandman and interact with visitors and participants.  As industries globally capitalize on digitalization using data analytics, cloud computing and industrial Internet of things (IIOT), foundries are beginning to catch up. An ancient and tradition-bound industry is realizing that openness to new thinking and new technology, such as...

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