Blastcrete Equipment Co. introduced a dust suppression system that limits silica dust exposure in industrial and other (construction, mining) applications. The patent-pending DustAway system encapsulates airborne particles, helping to control respirable dust to meet new OSHA regulations for crystalline silica dust.
Linde LLC helps heat treatment furnace operators to improve safety by installing a protective-atmosphere safety monitoring system in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces” (NFPA 86).
Bradken Ltd., an Australian manufacturer of iron and steel castings, has accepted a takeover offer from Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., for which it supplies various component parts for mining equipment. The estimated $5207.2-million offer (A$688.5 million) is available to Bradken shareholders until February 10, 2017.
B&L Information Systems is introducing a "customer relationship management" module for its Odyssey 5.0 ERP platform. CRM is one of several improvements and new functions available to users of Odyssey 5.0 MR2, now in general availability.
Liebherr Automation is offering a new vision system based on the triangulation method that will improve bin picking by ensuring greater accuracy, better component recognition, and faster handling. “Smart” removal of workpieces from a random arrangement, so-called “bin picking”, provides higher productivity, less burden on human resources and lower unit labor costs.
Husqvarna Group’s headquarters plant produces outdoor power tools like chainsaws and trimmers. To maintain its high productivity targets, and a safe and healthy workplace, Husqvarna adopted Henkel’s Bonderite L-MR bactericide-free cutting fluids.
Pathfinder X-ray microanalysis software introduced by Thermo Fisher Scientific is designed to process incoming data from X-ray detector technology and provide a real-time statistical map of the chemical constituents within a sample.
ESI Group’s ProCAST 2016 increases turnaround times with new workflows dedicated to gravity casting and high-pressure diecasting. Set-up time for gravity casting is reduced to just a few minutes, while the workflow for high-pressure diecasting incorporates machine selection, and bridges the gap between design and production to increase efficiency on the shop floor.
Walther Trowal will introduce “a new generation of blast turbines for the troughed belt, continuous-feed shot-blast machines.” The THM turbines reportedly increase the throwing speed, thereby reducing cycle times, for shot blasting light metal (e.g., aluminum, magnesium) parts.
Molten Metal Equipment Innovations introduced the Bigfoot circulation and gas injection pump, developed to address clients’ needs for increased flow during molten metal circulation, but with reduced size.
Compacted-graphite iron production process developer SinterCast A.B. launched a monitoring technology to track and record the progress of each ladle as it progresses through a foundry. The Ladle Tracker™ technology was tested and commissioned at the Tupy foundry in Saltillo, Mexico, the developers noted.
Industrial vacuum developer Ruwac USA offers the WS2320-HD - a heavy-duty intermittent duty vacuum that features 11 Hg of negative vacuum pressure, and is described as “the most powerful of its kind in the market, and doesn’t give hazardous silica dust a chance.”
Kirsh Foundry wanted to increase efficiency and productivity, enable access to real-time information, and further decrease its dependence on paper. By automating more of its manufacturing processes and reducing its reliance on paper with a single ERP, Kirsh has optimized operations and boosted employee productivity. And Odyssey ERP software by B&L Information Systems has helped Kirsh to improve quality control and reduce internal scrap rate by 40%. Find out how....More
Slag can never be fully prevented, but with a few steps it can be managed. Pay attention to charge materials; always keep the melt covered; and maintaining furnace and ladle refractories in optimal condition for pouring. In addition, sound slagging practices are always encouraged....More
ASK Chemicals LLC approved plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, to produce sand binders, refractory coatings, and riser sleeves for metalcasting operations in the region....More