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Whitepaper Series Issue #2

Reducing Core Defects

By Jerry Senk, President, EMI Inc.

Since the first castings were poured, foundry men have been working to eliminate scrap castings and improve product quality. This white paper will concentrate on one area of reducing casting defects and scrap by outlining the important aspects of a reliable sand core production process.

There are many different sand core processes that metal casters can utilize use. These can include; cold box, shell, warm box, in-organic, no-bake, and most recently printed cores among others. Any of these core processes can be used for just about any alloy. Selection is typically based on the size of the core, the production rate required, quality requirements of the casting process, tooling investment, and generally the skills and competency of the foundry.

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Whitepaper Series Issue #1

Considerations for Manual & Automatic Green Sand Expansions

By Jerry Senk, President, EMI Inc.

Foundries, guiding their business, have to survive through the various economic cycles as well as emerging market pressures, are well aware of the continuous need to reinvest in equipment to increase productivity, and decrease the manual content of casting production, while still producing consistent castings economically in a very demanding market. From their position, the molding machine manufacturers have to provide the properly developed equipment and/or molding process to meet these demands, while at the same time improving casting quality and maintaining a safe working environment.

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Process Optimization with Advanced Control Techniques

By Jerry Senk, President, EMI Inc.
Published in Simple Solutions That Work! - April 2017

Foundry managers are constantly challenged to do more with less; do it faster and cheaper, and improve quality – all the while doing it safely. Oh, and these requests are normally accompanied with fewer staff and decreasing budgets.

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Embracing the Changes Created by Technology

By Jerry Senk, President, EMI Inc.
Published in Simple Solutions That Work! - Sept 2016

We often think of technology as the latest and greatest device, machine, gadget or program however, technology is also defi ned as skills, methods and processes used in production. In our industry the culmination of technology leans heavily on the methods and processes which have been developed through decades of overcoming the inherent challenges of the foundry environment.

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How to Engineer a Turnkey Installation - Fall River Foundry

By Jerry Senk, President, EMI Inc.
Published in Simple Solutions That Work! - April 2016

Every foundry approaches solving production issues or plant improvements in a similar, yet unique way. Some foundries call in suppliers with a detailed RFQ that has been previously pre-engineered, and others call the known equipment suppliers or engineering experts, and solicit solutions to find the best solution that may or may not be implemented. The latter approach is what this article will explore.

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Reducing Core Defects

By Bill Vondriska, Sales Manager, EMI Inc.
Published in Simple Solutions That Work! - Sept 2015

there are so many variables that cause scrap castings that volumes of books have been written by experts over the centuries since the first casting was poured. This article will concentrate on reducing defect sand scrap by considering simple adjustments to your sand core process; either cold box or shell.

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Metalcasters Want, and Need, the Complete Solution

Published in Foundry Management & Technology - January 2015

Metalcasters increasingly are demonstrating demand for complete turnkey engineering solutions from the industry’s technology suppliers, and all indicators are that the trend will continue.


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3-in-1 Core Blowing Technology

Published in Foundry Management & Technology


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High Volume of Castings Cooled on Conveyor System

Published in Modern Casting - September 2014


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