When it comes to assuring value, there’s no substitute for
experience. We combine an unrivaled range of application expertise
and engineering experience to offer customers a truly one-of-a-kind
resource. Our unique knowledge base routinely offers innovative
solutions that minimize initial cost while maximizing overall
Concurrent engineering techniques can significantly reduce total
component production time. For example, computer-aided
solidification simulation models evaluate everything from cooling
times to problem areas before molten metal ever hits the mold. This
technique helps assure a quality result in a time and cost-efficient
manner. Plus, our extensive metallurgical expertise—including custom
engineered chrome-nickel-moly cast steels—allows you to take
advantage of higher through-harnesses and improved machine ability.
Process advancements set new standards for heavy-section steel
casting quality. We use bottom-pour ladles to minimize oxidation,
thus ensuring unparalleled casting integrity. Castings can be poured
at the rate of up to a ton per second achieving unit weight
capacities of up to 45,359 kg (100,000 lbs). Plus, unique risering
techniques enhance the integrity of the finished product. In the
case of one drag line center pintle casting, we were able to produce
a cast solution with quality and reliability characteristics that
exceeded a forged-fabricated component. And we were able to do it in
less time at a significantly lower price.
Overall application engineering innovations help customers around
the world minimize their total cost of ownership. Our split riding
ring is a classic example of ingenuity in action. This unique design
reduces installation time from six days or more to approximately
three shifts. It also minimizes shipping and crane rental costs.
It’s just one of the many ways we work with customers to develop new
and better ways to deliver the best lifetime value.
Understanding Your Applications
We are our most critical casting user and, therefore, have a sincere
understanding of what our customers need. Through years of testing
and analysis experience as the leading manufacturer of mechanical
power transmission equipment, we have has developed firsthand
experience regarding data for tensile strength, yield strength,
fatigue strength and hardenability of our alloy steels. Our alloy
cast steels have shown meritorious service for heavily loaded gears,
coupling hubs and numerous other castings used in the construction,
mining, cement, paper and automotive industries.