Testing/QC http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Mitigating the Effect of OSHA’s Silica Rule http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule <div class="field-byline"> Trent Blake </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is possible to achieve compliance with the new OSHA respirable silica standard. A comprehensive sampling, mapping and auditing process (such as the approach we have developed and applied) takes about three months to implement, from start to finish. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:00 +0000 49881 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The author estimates that about 10% of sand-casting foundries are well on the way to compliance, or already are in compliance. About 20% seem to be burying their heads in the sand. The rest should probably be taking steps to comply.</p> High Flying Targets Rely on Fundamental Research http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research <div class="node-body article-body">In design centers and laboratories around the world researchers continue to identify and create better materials. If aerospace engineers later specify one of those materials, it becomes a project for manufacturers like foundries and diecasters to execute.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/high-flying-targets-rely-fundamental-research#comments Materials Testing/QC Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:44:00 +0000 49861 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Turbofan engine blades are highly engineered, but prone to failure based on the performance of alloys under the strain of high heat and pressure.</p> Sensor-Based Optimization Saves Energy in Aluminum Melting http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting <div class="node-body article-body">To determine the energy-savings potential for aluminum melting processes, minimize melting loss, and create the basis for a heat recovery system, researchers have developed a system for monitoring and controlling the melting process. From the simulation to the optimized furnace: up to 15% energy savings as a result of process optimization on an aluminum melting furnace.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/sensor-based-optimization-saves-energy-aluminum-melting#comments Melt/Pour Testing/QC Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:24:00 +0000 49841 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Nine regions of the ingot charge were defined to conduct a volume analysis of the aluminum melting process.</p> Probe Detects Level of Liquids, Powders, Solids http://foundrymag.com/new-products/probe-detects-level-liquids-powders-solids <div class="node-body article-body">Hawk Measurement introduced the Gladiator Admittance Smart Switch Series, state-of-the-art level probes designed to detect the level of liquids, slurries, powders, or solids in a tank or vessel, in tough industrial environments.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/probe-detects-level-liquids-powders-solids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/probe-detects-level-liquids-powders-solids#comments New Products Testing/QC Mon, 29 May 2017 18:41:00 +0000 49171 at http://foundrymag.com <p>As the level of the product rises to the level of the probe, or drops below that level, the capacitance measured at the probe changes. The Gladiator detects this change and produces an output.</p> Creating Positive Airflow for a Large, Roof-Vented Plant http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/creating-positive-airflow-large-roof-vented-plant <div class="node-body gallery-body">A large diecasting operation relies on positive airflow to maintain safe and comfortable working temperatures, and a properly designed, natural airflow configuration enhanced by air cannons in a system designed by Dust Control Technology Inc., proves to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run and maintain than HVAC systems.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/creating-positive-airflow-large-roof-vented-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/creating-positive-airflow-large-roof-vented-plant#comments Finishing/MRO Testing/QC Mon, 15 May 2017 13:01:00 +0000 48021 at http://foundrymag.com Cool Technique for Creating Positive Airflow http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/cool-technique-creating-positive-airflow <div class="node-body article-body">Large indoor operations that generate heat require positive airflow, particularly in buildings that rely on natural circulation and roof vents to exhaust warm air. Properly designed, natural airflow configurations can be more environmentally friendly and less expensive to run and maintain than HVAC systems.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/cool-technique-creating-positive-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/cool-technique-creating-positive-airflow#comments Testing/QC Gold Sun, 14 May 2017 16:05:00 +0000 47951 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The cannons were located at opposite ends of the plant, directing airflow down the center.</p> Wireless, Controller-Free Laser Tracker http://foundrymag.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker <div class="node-body article-body">The OTC Core is a high-performance laser tracker that delivers essential laser tracking measurement capability at an affordable price. Its compact size and wireless operation offers high-accuracy measurement with the convenience of portability and ease-of-use. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 09 May 2017 03:01:00 +0000 47011 at http://foundrymag.com <p>OT2 Core laser tracker is lighter than most trackers. The total system weight, including controllers, is just 10.9 kg. This portability makes it an ideal measurement tool for many applications with its 50-meter operating range.</p> Advancing Inline Quality Control for Castings http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Geoff Diamond | CTO, Inspection Technologies Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/advancing-inline-quality-control-castings#comments Testing/QC Gold Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:50:00 +0000 45711 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ML-2000 inline inspection system is comprised of a specialized camera, patented driver electronics, and a self-contained UV light source.</p> Mixed-Light Inspection for Inline Casting Assessment http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment <div class="node-body gallery-body">Inspection Technologies Ltd. has developed a mixed-light system that eliminates production bottlenecks and significantly increases throughput rates at inline inspection points. The system includes software that automates inspection, removing the need for expensive highly qualified inspectors. After the automated inspection process is complete, visual photographic records of all inspections are permanently stored for compliance and 100% Quality Audit purposes.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/mixed-light-inspection-inline-casting-assessment#comments Testing/QC Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +0000 45671 at http://foundrymag.com Fluidized-Bed Scrubber for Gas Absorption, Particulate Collection http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection <div class="node-body article-body">Bionomic Industries Inc. offers a new “fluidized bed” scrubber that absorbs gas and collects airborne particulates, for gas capacities from 500 to 250,000 acfm. The patented RotaBed Series’ performance comes from a swirl induced Coriolis grid that achieves greater fluidized bed stability, resulting in more efficient gas mixing and transfer efficiency than less advanced designs. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fluidized-bed-scrubber-gas-absorption-particulate-collection#comments New Products Testing/QC Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:38:00 +0000 42531 at http://foundrymag.com