Maximising Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
This article shares insights from Norican’s customers and foundry owners who are yielding results and improving OEE with a strategic equipment management approach focussed on availability, performance and quality.
Casting light on aluminium matters
Aluminium is currently central to many quality, profitability and sustainability discussions and decisions affecting Norican foundry customers worldwide. We caught up with our aluminium experts to ask them about all things aluminium.
Improved dosing and control at Handtmann
In partnership with StrikoWestofen, Handtmann modernised the tried and tested PneuCo system with a flanged riser tube. This modernisation project led to great improvements in dosing system availability and process stability.
Special read Aluminium and innovation
The rapidly growing global market for complex aluminium castings requires aluminium-specific equipment. Find out how foundries prepare for an aluminium future in our special read article.
A look behind the scenes: StrikoWestofen Development Engineer
Our development engineer gives us a look “behind the scenes” of his interesting day-to-day work and offers a few helpful tips for newcomers to the profession.
Maximum efficiency, minimum energy costs
Modernise to economise: MGG Netherlands reduces energy consumption by 27% and increases melting performance by 15% with StrikoWestofen EMP.
Some like it hot
Mobile heating station protects ceramic components of dosing furnaces from thermal shock.
Best in test: Westomat at Lenaal
Westomat has been selected as the dosing furnace of choice by Polish automotive and electronics parts producer Lenaal following head-to-head equipment analysis under real operating conditions.
Tailored furnace upgrade at Ford
Smooth modernisation of dosing furnaces increases productivity and efficiency at the carmaker’s aluminium foundry
Modernise to economise: Skoda Auto reduces energy consumption by 10%
Opting to have four 15-year-old StrikoMelters relined and upgraded as part of an Equipment Modernisation Programme (EMP), Skoda Auto reduced energy consumption by 10%.
A Faster Way of Relining Your Furnace
StrikoWestofen offers a relining service with pre-sintered refractory replacement parts that can be carried out on site, in only 5 days.
Foundry’s Little Helper
StrikoWestofen’s Schnorkle 2.0 is a closed transport system that makes accidental overflow, unsafe tilting and overheating a thing of the past. Keep melt under control as it travels to the dosing furnace!
Talking About Greener Future for Foundries
StrikoWestofen took part in a high-profile panel discussion about the Green Foundry at the 2017 China Foundry Congress at Suzhou International Expo Center.
Service Technician on a Global Mission
StrikoWestofen service technician, Anja Rögl-Brunner discusses customer challenges and working all over the world.
2017 Advanced Die-Casting Technology Seminar
Furnace experts, StrikoWestofen, showed how highly-efficient melting technologies can support the sustainable growth of die-casting industry in the region.
Foundry of the Future
StrikoWestofen will give Euroguss visitors in January an immersive experience of future technologies. Booth 714 in hall 7.
Near-Stoich Burner Adjustment
StrikoWestofen’s new, near-stoichiometric burner adjustment can save seven kilowatt hours of energy per tonne of metal.
Talking about... Industry 4.0
StrikoWestofen’s head of research and development discusses the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in the foundry industry.
Furnace upgrade exceeds expectations
The modernization of a nearly 20-year old furnace has resulted in a 20% reduction in energy use and a 40% increase in melting performance, exceeding both throughput and energy saving targets.
Award winning dosing furnace Westomat Plus
Modern design for a modern production environment: the dosing furnace Westomat Plus+ was awarded the prestigious “Good Design Award” of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Expansion in Asia
The new company StrikoWestofen SEA will be servicing the markets in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam in future.