[Stockholm, 29 January 2019] - Building on the successful production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) in the existing Scania foundry since 2013, Scania has ordered a second SinterCast process control system for its new purpose-built CGI production facility. With environmental approval secured for 90,000 tonnes per year of melting capacity, the foundry construction is underway and the SinterCast installation is planned for 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, SinterCast will install a System 4000 Plus process control system, with an initial order value of approximately SEK 5 million, marking the first installation commitment for the company's fourth generation technology, due to be launched in 2019. The System 4000 Plus contributes to the ambitious energy efficiency goals of the new foundry by automatically controlling the base treatment of the metal, conducting the metallurgical control measurement, and implementing the feedforward correction of the melt prior to casting to ensure process efficiency and to deliver consistency to the moulding line.
"The new Scania foundry has been designed from a clean sheet of paper, incorporating Scania's CGI production experience in the existing foundry and taking advantage of the latest CGI technology in every aspect of the foundry process. Building on our longstanding support of Scania, we are pleased to have served as a discussion partner for the layout and process flow of this specialist facility for heavy duty CGI cylinder blocks and heads" said Dr Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. "With the planned ramp up of the series production providing potential running revenue of approximately SEK 20 million per year within three-to-five years after the installation, the Scania order represents a significant step in our long term growth plans, providing the opportunity for SinterCast to continue to deliver double-digit growth."
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