Foundry Practice

Foseco’s technical journal and is provided free of charge to the foundry industry. First published in 1932, Foundry Practice aims to keep customers informed of the latest developments in our proprietary products and services and encourage the implementation of best practice.

 

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Foundry Practice Issue
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Coating for improved inner cleanliness
IRON FOUNDRIES

Just a coating can help automotive manufacturers to achieve the demanding Euro 7 Emission norms that will come in place in 2020. Diesel engines have become very efficient in recent years, but they have room for further improvement in efficiency and emission reductions. The new SEMCO* IC coating achieves the highest level ever in cleanliness inside the intricate cavities of a cylinder head and block.

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The benefits of bottom pour technologies in steel foundries
IRON FOUNDRIES

Like other industries, the most advanced foundries are evolving towards Industry 4.0. This is not just more automation, but the measurement, registration, analysis and development of algorithms to predict the stability of the very complex foundry process. The new ICU (Intelligent Coating Unit) developed by Foseco moves in this direction being the most modern equipment to guarantee the correct application parameters of a coating, making this important operation much more robust.

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Increasing the consistency of iron casting properties and reducing foundry rejects by the use of FERROLAB V Thermal Analysis Equipment
IRON FOUNDRIES

Thermal analysis is key to producing iron castings with consistent quality over time. However, the current Thermal Analysis systems in the market are too complicated for most foundry’s operators to use on a daily basis. For this purpose, Foseco has developed FERROLAB V - a simpler and more robust equipment to be used by operators that is easy to interpret yet providing the most relevant information to assure the quality of the castings.

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Die Vorteile der Stopfenpfannentechnik in der Stahlgießerei
STEEL FOUNDRIES

Flow control in steel foundries is an aspect of the foundry process which often does not receive the required attention deserved by its fundamental importance. This article shows the best practice for bottom pour ladles as well as the future trends in automated pouring devices and the application of new Foseco nozzle technology.

I hope you enjoy reading this edition and take advantage of it to further improve your foundry technology.

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