The Vertical Moulding Process
mould advances the line by one until the box at the end is ejected into a Didion drum where sand and castings are separated.
We operate two Disamatic foundries each supported by their own electric melting and dedicated sand plant.
£6 million was invested in a self-contained foundry based around a state-of-the-art GFD ComPac 540 Flask moulding line. Utilising Multi-step dynamic mechanical mould compression, which allows infinite adjustment to achieve maximum compaction on even the most complex of moulds ensuring a high dimensional accuracy and finish of casting. It also further increased our maximum casting weight to 30kg.
£18 million investment developed on a brown field site to house a self-contained production plant comprising a state-of-the-art, HWS –
SEIATSU fully automated “boxed” moulding plant capable of producing 240 complete moulds simultaneously on a 750 x 550 x 225/225 flask and is equipped with a pattern change turn table facility to enable exchange of patterns within the cycle of the machine.
The plant is equipped with an Eirich and mixing plant and 2 x 6 Tonne medium frequency induction melting furnaces capable of supplying 6 Tonnes of metal per hour. The flexibility of the four cooling lines gives total control over in-mould cooling producing castings with a more homogeneous structure eliminating the need for heat treatment.
The purpose built factory allows manufacture of parts from receipt of raw material to completion of finished product through an optimised process flow. Castings are de-sprued, shot blasted and processed on a series of robotic “Koyama” grinding machines to point of despatch.