Carrier Vibratory Equipment’s VibraTrac is a stroke, speed, and angle monitor for industrial vibratory equipment: With a wireless Bluetooth® sensor, the VibraTrac can be paired with a smartphone app to monitor activity and complete data tracking “in seconds,” according to the developers.
If a die fails prematurely, production costs rise and the potential for lost business increases. Heat treating is most important factor in determining the performance of die steel. Confirming proper heat treatment of the die steel is essential.
It’s possible to achieve significant savings in gas-powered melting by recovering waste heat. The energy savings associated with this process will more than pay for the equipment and installation in less than three years.
Boosting core and mold production by speeding refractory drying involves a careful selection of convection oven technology, operating at 200°-400°F and can dry molds or cores in 10 to 30 minutes, versus 10- 20 hours needed for passive drying at ambient temperature.
Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduced the Brokk 280 — which has enhanced demolition power, includes the new Brokk SmartPower™ electrical system, and incorporates additional hardened parts for extra durability in tough environments.
The Boge America Inc. S-4 air compressor machine is a redesigned screw compressor that maintains low noise levels — at 69 dB(A) — with an enclosed direct drive that ensures low-maintenance for continuous operation, even with high dust volumes.
Goodfellow introduced a new line of ceramic foams that can be manufactured in nonstandard sizes and shapes. Currently available materials include silicon carbide, alumina, zirconia, or graphite. Products can be sized up to 50X600X800 mm.
As 2017 arrives, the metalcasting industry can be confident it has the experienced personnel, strategic insights, and technological resources to drive almost any growth strategy, or to combat any challenge to its stability and resourcefulness. What it needs, what it hopes for, is the opportunity to grow and expand, and to demonstrate the breadth of its potential.
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.
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
Both pH and ADV testing of foundry sands indicate acidity and basicity, but in different ways. Foundry sand pH and ADV can change as the sand is used and reclaimed. Both pH and ADV are useful lab tests to indicate changes in sand and changes in binder reactivity you will experience....More