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US foundry invests for the future

Ferroloy, an iron foundry located in Wichita, Kansas, USA, recently purchased its third Sinto FNDX-1 flaskless moulding machine.

Ferroloy began operations in 1950 and has grown to be one of the leading foundries in Kansas, manufacturing ductile iron castings and grey iron castings for agricultural machinery, industrial equipment, hydraulic valves and cylinders, construction equipment and industrial valves.

Sinto and Ferroloy have been building a foundry partnership since 2013, when the foundry was the first customer in the United States to purchase an FDNX-1 moulding machine, the same year it was first introduced at CastExpo. With much success, they purchased a second machine in 2014. Now in 2020, Ferroloy has committed to a third machine, due for installation in August 2020. Each of these machines replaced ageing Matchblowmatic machines. To make changeover simple, a sprue location adapter plate was supplied allowed existing sprue locations to be used without having to modify patterns.

“Sinto has been a great partner with Ferroloy through the years,” said Mark Soucie, president and owner, Ferroloy Inc. “We are proud of the fact that we were the first foundry to purchase the FDNX-1 in the US. Our two machines have operated flawlessly, and it was an easy decision to order our third machine with sand feeder to expand capacity and reduce overtime in the near term.”

The FDNX flaskless moulding machine accommodates any 40cm x 51cm pattern or smaller with adapter and has an average maximum mould rate of 90 moulds/hour. It is ideal for switching from manual to automatic moulding and has aeration sand filling technology for producing high quality castings. The small footprint makes installation simple into an existing space, it is ready to use by connecting power, compressed air, and sand supply, has lower noise and uses less energy and is easy to operate with low maintenance costs. The machines can be used to replace multiple jolt squeezers.