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Finishing costs drastically reduced with automatic grinding machines

In difficult market conditions, foundries across Europe, struggle to remain competitive. Koyama automatic grinding machines supplied and serviced by  P S Auto Grinding Ltd are at the forefront of this struggle, enabling foundries to supply castings that are finished to a consistent and repeatable standard while improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Furnes Jernstoperi AS, one of the largest suppliers of municipal type castings in Norway, purchased its first automatic grinding machine in 2016. “The results were so beneficial that we purchased a second machine in 2017”, says Trond Rykhus technical manager. “The flexibility, ease of programming and the speed of grinding has resulted in lower finishing costs on the product that goes through the machine. In one casting we have been able to remove some cores and make the slot with the machine from P S Auto Grinding instead. In another case we have completely eliminated a machining operation and it is now successfully completed on the Koyama grinding machine.

“The service and support we have received has been extremely good and we are delighted with our machines.”

PSAG is the sole distributor in Europe for the Japanese-manufactured machines, which have proven their worth in foundries throughout the world.

The wide range of Koyama machines are designed to handle castings from less than 1kg to over 300kg in both manual and turntable versions. PSAG is able to supply and support machines to suit extensive cast iron, nodular iron, aluminium, copper and brass foundry applications.

Contact: Mike Westley, P S Auto Grinding Ltd, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 1236 724215, email: mike.westley@psautogrinding.co.uk web: www.psautogrinding.com or Dipl Ing Holger Schwarz, P S Foundry Tech GmbH, Germany, Tel: +49 234 497 512, Mob: +49 151 125 11992, email: holger.schwarz@psfoundrytech.com