CASTINGS FOR RAILWAY CROSSINGS
Manganese steel castings for railway crossing have been produced for long time with IMF mixers and moulding lines. These castings were traditionally 5 to 10 meters long, nowadays with the coming of high speed trains, these castings are 11 to 12 meters long. IMF has produced a moulding line dedicated to these really impressive sizes.
CASTINGS FOR RAILWAY INDUSTRY
Side frames and bolsters for railway carriages are steel castings produced on large moulding installations such as Fast Loops with a high production rate that can reach 8 moulds per hour.
These installations can work with flasks or flaskless and mould plates reach size 1800 x 3400 mm.
The moulds produced can weigh up to 8 tons each. IMF has accrued a wide experience in this field, both in studying and manufacturing installations, in the knowledge of the associated metallurgy and of the pattern design methods.
Counter-weights for fork lifts and cranes are particularly suitable for production on IMF moulding lines. Flaskless moulding requires a very low sand to metal ratio which provides a saving in sand , and the positive effects of natural thermal reclamation of the sand by the hot metal.