A&B Foundry > Equipment and Facilities

Equipment and Facilities

A&B’s foundry is a fully integrated foundry equipped to design, engineer, manufacture, and test the castings they produce. Operates in company-owned facilities consisting of a total of over 85,000 square feet situated on approximately six acres.

Equipment:

Over the years they have continued to invest in their physical resources in order to expand capabilities and increase productivity. A&B’s major items of equipment are summarized as follows:

Melting

  • 3 gas fired lift-out crucible furnaces, up to 150# batches
  • 1 electric resistance crucible tilt furnace, 700# capacity
  • 1 electric resistance crucible tilt furnace, 1100# capacity
  • 1 electric resistance crucible tilt furnace, 1800# capacity
  • Various 1 ton and 2 ton hoists and jib cranes
  • Farr dust collector attached to V-Process system

Green Sand Casting

  • 1 Hansburg Rollover Draw
  • 1 SPO Jolt Squeeze Pin Lift
  • 1 British Casting Machine jolt squeeze
  • Clearfield Sand Mixer
  • 4 overhead sand hoppers
  • Cleveland Tramrail system

Air Set Casting

  • CECast 300# continuous mixer

Binder Blender

V-Process Casting Line, consisting of:

  • 2 Nash vacuum pumps, 150 HP each
  • Powered roller conveyors
  • GK Shakeout system
  • 2 Bucket elevators
  • Pneumatic sand transporter
  • Shakeout crane system64 X 84 flasks
    • 12 sections @ 24” deep
    • 6 sections @ 12” deep
  • 2 pattern cars
  • 2 filming stations
  • Sand hopper equipped with:

GK Water cooled sand cooler

Nol-Tec Vacuum assisted sand receiver

  • PLC Control panels

Cleaning/Finishing Department

  • 2 36” DoAll bandsaws
  • 2 Custom made swing abrasive cut-off saws
  • 6 foot table Pangborn grit blast machine
  • Backstand belt sander
  • 16 inch Tabor abrasive cut-off saw
  • 1 Spin-hanger grit blast machine (being installed)

Core Making

  • Palmer 50# continuous mixer
  • Palmer 100# continuous mixer
  • Torit dust collector

Pattern Shop

  • Wadkins lathe
  • Oliver oscillating spindle sander
  • Master 30 inch disc sander
  • Max 24 inch disc sander
  • Thickness planer
  • Jointer
  • Overarm router
  • Alliant Milling machine
  • Delta 12 inch table saw
  • 36” Moak Bandsaw

Inspection Equipment

  • SpectroLab Spectrometer to analyze all aluminum melts
  • G.E. OX-250 x-ray machine with automatic film developer
  • 15’ X 30’ enclosed fluorescent penetrant inspection room with overhead crane
  • Assorted steel tables and height gauges
  • Bonal Vibratory Stress relieving machine to determine and eliminate residual stresses

General Foundry

  • 10 ton Demag top running crane
  • 15 ton Demag top running crane
  • Various 1 ton and 2 ton hoists and jib cranes
  • Farr dust collector attached to V-Process system

Facilities:

The facilities are further described as follows:

  • Offices – 1,200 sq. ft. situated in front with parking on both sides.
  • Plant – 51,000 sq. ft. under one roof, situated behind offices. Built in three sections:
    • – 8,000 sq. ft. with 16 foot ceiling
    • – 13,000 sq. ft. with 30 foot ceiling
    • – 30,000 sq. ft. with 30 foot ceiling
  • Outbuildings – Four buildings adjacent to the plant, totaling 22,000 sq. ft.
    • – 4,000 sq. ft. Utility Building
    • – 4,000 sq. ft. Pattern Shop
    • – 8,000 sq. ft. Pattern Storage
    • – 6,000 sq. ft. Pattern Storage
  • Storage Building – 2,400 sq. ft. block building for miscellaneous storage.