After few decades of operation Manoir Pîtres has decided to upgrade its static casting production process with a dedicated layout.
After solidification, and before machining, a sequence of operations is carried out on static castings. These operations consist of:
– Cutting the gating system (vents, risers…),
– Grinding to shape,
– NDT (Non-Destructive Testing): visual examination, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, and
– Shot Blasting
In the past, these various operations were carried out in particular workshop units, requesting many handling and then creating too much hold.
The fast line gathers these workshop units in the sequence of the process operations. It consists of two different lines, carbon steels and stainless steels, which permits to perform the above operations on static castings up to 200 kg.
As a result, the lean management implemented in the workshop has reduced the lead time by 50%.