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Scania orders SinterCast process control technology for new Compacted Graphite Iron foundry

16:25 / 29 January 2019 SinterCast Press release

  • Purpose-built CGI foundry with 90,000 tonne per year capacity in Södertälje, Sweden
  • SinterCast-CGI installation planned for 2020 with new `System 4000' technology
  • High-volume production of commercial vehicle cylinder blocks and heads

[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."

SinterCast is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the reliable high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least 75% higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while reducing engine size, weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology is used for the production of petrol and diesel engine cylinder blocks and exhaust components for passenger vehicles, medium-duty and heavy-duty cylinder blocks and heads for commercial vehicles, and industrial power engine components for agriculture, marine, rail, off-road and stationary engine applications. SinterCast supports the series production of components ranging from 2.7 kg to 9 tonnes, all using the same proven process control technology.  As a specialist supplier of precision measurement and process control solutions to the metals industry, SinterCast also supplies a suite of tracking technologies, including the SinterCast Ladle Tracker®, Cast Tracker™ and Operator Tracker™, to improve process control, productivity and traceability in a variety of applications.  With 51 installations in 14 countries, SinterCast is a publicly traded company, quoted on the Small Cap segment of the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange (SINT). For more information: www.sintercast.com

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