Fairmount Santrol introduced TechniSand TruCoat resin-coated sand with the claim that it has been engineered “to dramatically lower in-plant smoke, odor and emissions as well as deliver superior performance.”
Hammertek Corp.’s cast aluminum line of Smart Elbow® deflection elbows is offered in tube and pipe sizes from 1.5 to 12 inches (3.8 - 30.5 cm) diameter. Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying, the deflection elbows prevent sand, lime, iron oxide, and other abrasives from impacting the elbow wall, and causing wear, failure and downtime.
Following intensive testing during production of over 250,000 inspected wheels, Yxlon International introduced its WI26 G wheel inspection system, with automatic defect recognition and a new Panel 460 detector. According to the developer, it’s a design geared for speed, inspection decision-making at its best, and minimum maintenance requirements.
Linde LLC introduced the Sinterflex® Atmosphere Control System (ACS) for carbon control in sintering of metal injection-molded (MIM) parts. It claims the process effectively doubles the number of parts “in-spec, resulting in significant improvements in quality, productivity, and profitability.”
NovaCast Systems introduced ATAS MetStar 9.0, an adaptive metallurgical process control system for analyzing, stabilizing, and optimizing metallurgical production that it called “the most user-friendly metallurgical process control system on the market.”
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited PCC Structurals-Groton, a steel investment casting foundry in Groton, CT, with 20 serious violations of workplace safety regulations. It said its inspectors found employees there faced the risk of chemical burns, fire, lacerations, amputations, electric shock and other injuries,
After using a Blastcrete’s pan mixer, Riverside Refractories suggested modifications that allow both dry blending and precast options, so refractory producers and foundries can save time, materials, and costs through small-batch mixing.
Rosler Metal Finishing’s Surf Finisher allows fully automatic dry or wet processing of delicate workpieces, with one or multiple six-axis robotic arms to lower workpieces into a rotating processing bowl filled with grinding or polishing media.
ASK Chemicals continued to fulfill its pledge to be the metalcasting industry’s “Foundry Experts” by presenting new technologies and research at CastExpo 2016, the largest North American exhibition for metalcasting operations and professionals....More