Finishing/MRO http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en Fast, Continuous, Cost-Effective Finishing for Diecastings http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/fast-continuous-cost-effective-finishing-diecastings <div class="node-body article-body">In order to expand capacity and achieve more flexibility in manufacturing, Kovolis Hedvikov a.s. implemented a new vibratory finishing system that handles a variety of workpieces, and has been custom engineered to fit into the available space at the plant. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/fast-continuous-cost-effective-finishing-diecastings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/fast-continuous-cost-effective-finishing-diecastings#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:37:00 +0000 34711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The R 550/4600 DA continuous feed finishing machine handles about 30 different cast parts, with a maximum diameter of 300 mm (12 inches).</p> Increased Efficiency Using Off-Line Programming for CNC Automatic Grinding http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/increased-efficiency-using-line-programming-cnc-automatic-grinding <div class="field-byline"> Tim Butler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automatic grinding equipment is becoming one of foundries’ most productive tools to automate, reduce costs, and streamline production, but many foundries are challenged by the task of programming of the machine to meet their needs. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/increased-efficiency-using-line-programming-cnc-automatic-grinding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/increased-efficiency-using-line-programming-cnc-automatic-grinding#comments Finishing/MRO Gold Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:50:00 +0000 34701 at http://foundrymag.com Allied Mineral Buying Monolithics, Precast Shape Producer http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/allied-mineral-buying-monolithics-precast-shape-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Refractories manufacturer Allied Mineral Products Inc. announced it plans to buy Pryor-Giggey Co., a maker of monolithic refractory products and precast shapes. No price has been reported for the purchase. Columbus, OH-based Allied Mineral stated it expects to complete the acquisition by the end of January 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/allied-mineral-buying-monolithics-precast-shape-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/allied-mineral-buying-monolithics-precast-shape-producer#comments Finishing/MRO Materials Melt/Pour News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:00 +0000 34461 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Pryor Giggey manufactures monolithic refractories and precast shapes at plants Alabama and Washington. According to its announcement, Allied Mineral plans to expand these operations &ldquo;in the near future.&rdquo;</p> A Primer to Ensure Proper Heat Treatment of H-13 Tool Die Steel http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/primer-ensure-proper-heat-treatment-h-13-tool-die-steel <div class="node-body gallery-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/primer-ensure-proper-heat-treatment-h-13-tool-die-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/primer-ensure-proper-heat-treatment-h-13-tool-die-steel#comments Finishing/MRO Molds/Cores Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:03:00 +0000 34391 at http://foundrymag.com Ensuring Proper Heat Treatment of H-13 Tool Die Steel http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/ensuring-proper-heat-treatment-h-13-tool-die-steel <div class="field-byline"> Mark L. Purtee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The single most important factor in determining the performance of die steel is the heat treatment process. To ensure the dies achieve their desired performance, confirming proper heat treatment of the die steel is essential.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/ensuring-proper-heat-treatment-h-13-tool-die-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/ensuring-proper-heat-treatment-h-13-tool-die-steel#comments Finishing/MRO Molds/Cores Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:36:00 +0000 34381 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Heat treatment is the single most important factor in determining performance of die steel.&nbsp; The challenge is to determine whether a proper heat treatment has been performed.&nbsp;</p> More Powerful, Remote-Controlled Demo Machine http://foundrymag.com/new-products/more-powerful-remote-controlled-demo-machine <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/more-powerful-remote-controlled-demo-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/more-powerful-remote-controlled-demo-machine#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:34:00 +0000 32231 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The Brokk 280 can be used with a variety of attachments, including breakers, crushers, scabblers, buckets, grapples, drills, shotcrete nozzles, beam manipulators and rock splitters.</p> Pierburg Forms Chinese Venture for EGR Modules http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/pierburg-forms-chinese-venture-egr-modules <div class="node-body article-body">Pierburg GmbH, an automotive foundry and auto parts manufacturer within Germany’s Rheinmetall Automotive AG, agreed to form a joint venture with Zhejiang Yinlun Machinery Co. Ltd., in Tiantai, China, to produce cooled exhaust-gas recirculation modules for the Chinese automotive industry. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/pierburg-forms-chinese-venture-egr-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/finishingmro/pierburg-forms-chinese-venture-egr-modules#comments Finishing/MRO News Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:28:00 +0000 32181 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Exhaust gas recirculation is a NOx emissions reduction method for gasoline and diesel engines in which part of the engine&rsquo;s exhaust is recirculated back to the engine cylinders.</p> Efficient, “Whisper Quiet” Air Compressor http://foundrymag.com/new-products/efficient-whisper-quiet-air-compressor <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/efficient-whisper-quiet-air-compressor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/efficient-whisper-quiet-air-compressor#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:27:00 +0000 31601 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The S-4 air compressor machine has hermetically enclosed, integrated gears &mdash; which ensures protection from high levels of dust in the ambient air, which promotes extremely long service life (over 35,000 operating hours.)</p> Dust Suppression System for Airborne Silica http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/dust-suppression-system-airborne-silica#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Shakeout Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:18:00 +0000 28791 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The patent-pending DustAway dust suppression system includes a bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer&rsquo;s opening. For larger machines, Blastcrete offers a custom-sized lid that attaches to the mixer.</p> System Monitors Nitrogen-Supply Safety Purge http://foundrymag.com/new-products/system-monitors-nitrogen-supply-safety-purge <div class="node-body article-body">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). </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/system-monitors-nitrogen-supply-safety-purge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/system-monitors-nitrogen-supply-safety-purge#comments Finishing/MRO New Products Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:25:00 +0000 28721 at http://foundrymag.com