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BackgroundFor an induction melting furnace to operate safely, a powerful water cooling system must be in place to prevent overheating of the induction coil, the frequency converter and the capacitors. In this context, particular importance is attached to a low energy consumption of the cooling water pumps and fans of the air cooler or evaporative cooler as well as to the capability of recovering a large amount of heat from the cooling water.Thanks to numerous developments, induction furnace...

Centrifugal casting

Küttner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Savelli Technologies S.r.l. and Equipment Manufacturers International, Inc. (historical American company specialized also in molding technologies for Foundries) have signed a long-term partnership agreement to reinforce their presence in the North American Market (U.S.A., Canada and Mexico).The US factory of EMI (Cleveland, Ohio), in fact, will serve the Küttner Group and the new and modern molding technologies of SAVELLI TECH.Kuttner North America...

Continuous casting

Constellium Extrusion Děčín s.r.o. opts for improved energy efficiencyModern medium-frequency melting systems are characterized by high levels of energy efficiency. In aluminium melting, for instance, around 65 % of the power input are converted into useful heat. This is a good rate but one that nevertheless leaves scope for further savings.Most of the energy loss is caused by the induction coil. In aluminium applications, this amounts to approx. 25 - 30 %.As reported in a previous issue (refer...

Full-mould casting

The plant in Königsbronn will be taken over by the Rheinische Mittelstandsbeteiligungs GmbH (RMB). The new company will operate under the name SHW High Precision Casting Technologies GmbH. The purchase price was not disclosed by the company. The purchase agreement was signed in April, but the acquisition is subject to two conditions, including the conclusion of a new collective agreement with the union IG Metall. All 163 employees should be able to continue working at the plant. The RMB is a...

Gravity diecasting

Chinese piston specialist Kolbenschmidt Shanghai Piston Co., Ltd. (KSSP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Founded as a joint venture in August 1997 between SAIC Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and world-wide operating piston producer KS Kolbenschmidt (Rheinmetall Automotive/ Germany), KSSP has over the years built up a constantly expanding market position as a leading tier-one automotive component manufacturer in China.After starting in downtown Shanghai the company moved...

Hand-mould casting

DISA, Wheelabrator, Italpresse Gauss, and StrikoWestofen are under the umbrella of the Norican Group. This is a clear acknowledgment for the foundry industry and the variety of materials and processes. How do you view the development in sand mould and light metal cast in the next 10 years?The automotive industry is the significant driver for key developments in sand moulding and light metal die casting. Within this industry, vehicle “light-weighting” is the dominant trend today to reduce CO2...

Investment casting

Company Profile:PBS Velka Bites is a top European investment casting foundry focused on nickel and cobalt based super alloys.  We use the lost wax method thanks to which our investment castings can be produced with high dimensional accuracy, quality and complex shapes. PBS has more than 160 experienced and trained professionals in investment casting processes.Company Products and CategoriesPBS Velka Bites is a specialised producer of castings of nickel and cobalt based super alloys. Our...

Lost Foam

Politically, socially and economically, changes are currently taking place the complexity and scope of which is now slowly becoming noticeable in Europe.Dr. Ioannis Ioannidis, we would be delighted if you, as the new President of the European Foundry Machinery Association CEMAFON, would share with us your views on the projected industrial changes from the perspective of the foundry supplier industry.Thomas Fritsch  (Foundry-Planet Ltd.) (FP):Politicians in Europe are urgently demanding new...

Low-pressure diecasting

In 2009, Kurtz Ersa made the decision to enter the press construction business and include trimming presses in the product portfolio of Kurtz Foundry Machines. The first presses were delivered in 2010. Kurtz started out with C-frame design presses and a press force of 35 and 50 tonnes. In 2010 Kurtz also received the first order for a trimming press with a sliding-tilting table, which was to have a press force of no less than 300 tonnes. The order was placed by GF Casting Solutions in...

Machine mould casting

Many jolt squeeze and floor moulding foundry specialists met in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to discover the features and key benefits of the DISAMATIC C3The invitation read: Join us at the ‘Every foundry can be a DISA foundry’ seminar in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City on March 21. Can’t make it? No problem! We have another one in Hanoi on March 23. See you there!’On that note, many floor moulding and jolt squeeze foundries set off for Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to get a comprehensive introduction...

Pressure & Vacuum die casting

NPP Ferolit is one of the industry’s leading companies in Ukraine. Located in the town of Gorishni Plavni in the Kremenschuk iron ore district of central Ukraine about a 4-hour drive from Kiev – it provides domestic and foreign companies with high-quality castings and piping details.  For more than 18 years, the company which employs 380 staff, has also been a leading manufacturer and supplier of the grinding bodies required to break down the raw materials used in the cement and...

Shell mould casting

Hüttenes-Albertus (HA), together with its sales partner, PT. Akbar Budi Sakti, presented leading foundry solutions at Indometal 2016 in Jakarta. Due to its strong growth potential and development towards being one of the major emerging markets, Indonesia is an important market for the global metal and steel industry. With 250 exhibitors from 30 countries Indometal is a leading industry trade fair in Southeast Asia, and also a gateway into this growth market. HA, with its extensive portfolio of...

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