Although CGI is used to produce castings such as bedplates
, housings, brackets, flywheels, gear covers, brake drums and hydraulic valves for farm machinery, construction equipment and refrigeration equipment, nearly two-thirds of long-term CGI production is forecast for cylinder blocks, mostly for diesel engines.
While the two most common parts made via the low pressure process are wheels and cylinder heads, the process has recently been successfully applied to the manufacture of bedplates
The 6l00 series with stainless-steel bedplates
offers options for harsh industrial and sanitary applications.
Using crude technology to replicate the ideas of their design, the firm met its first deadline to present sample bedplates
to the machine shop in December 2000.
Demand for compacted graphite iron (CGI) castings this year is projected to be 45,000 tons, consumed mostly by the light vehicle bedplates
and engine applications (20,000 tons) and internal combustion engines (15,000 tons).
He has been involved with developing the Ford front I-beam as a casting, prototyping and developing production procedures for lower control arms and, most recently, developing enhanced compacted graphite iron (ECGI) for DaimlerChrysler engine bedplates
Recently, the increasing demands for improved performance and power-to-weight ratios in gas and diesel engines have forced the car and truck OEMs to evaluate CGI for the next generation of engine blocks, heads and bedplates
Inside the freezers, the patented removable bedplates
have been given a new click design that will significantly decrease handling time for the plant staff.
Engineering teams designed a core assembly that allowed two bedplates
to be cast with a single core package through the use of a splitter core between the mold cavities.
When mixer manufacturers upgraded mixer designs, the 270 liter and 80 liter sizes were designed with the same rotor center distances as the 11D and 3D mixers, to permit making use of existing drive trains, feed hopper assemblies and in some instances, bedplates
This barrel vise will be used to support the barrel on the press bedplates
while the trunnion is slowly pressed onto the barrel shank.
Its capabilities and products include: Individual manufacturing of flexible magnetic cutting dies for rotary cutting and flatbed diecutting, long-life flexible dies, magnetic cylinders, magnetic bedplates
, rotary cutting cylinders, correction tools for flexible dies, feeler gauge, and electronic power check.