Off-Highway Equipment Castings
Case Study: Manufacturer of Truck Components In Need of ADI Castings
Problem: A manufacturer of truck components presented Carson Castings with a troublesome package of existing castings. Their existing supplier, while price competitive, was experiencing double digit internal and external scrap return rates.
The ancillary costs of the scrap castings were adding up in lost machine time and increased personal costs. The customer was looking to resource the work at a comparably priced ductile foundry, but with the expectation of a much lower scrap return rate.
Solution: Carson Castings travelled to the existing foundry source to view the pattern equipment used by the customer. During discussions it was determined that the castings were dimensionally too big to run on the existing equipment they were tooled for. Using the existing equipment was not an option - the castings needed to be tooled on new equipment.
After replacing the tooling, Carson Castings was able to place the work at a ductile foundry with a comparable piece price to the old source and significantly reduce the scrap rate.
Case Study: Manufacturer In Need of Ductile Iron Components
Problem: A manufacturer of industrial motion control components approached Carson Castings in need of an existing ductile iron component. The reason for this was to try to find a more cost-effective raw casting supplier of the component.
Solution: Carson Castings participates in the quoting of many “cost savings” initiatives each year. Instead of only finding the lowest cost raw casting source available, Carson Castings also looked at the overall design of the ductilecasting.
Discussing the end use of the component with the customer’s engineering staff, it was discovered that key features could be produced “as-cast” instead of being machined.
The partner foundry not only said it could be done, but produced a small pilot run in-house to prove capability as well. The resulting component with less machining yielded the customer a 23% savings.
Conveyor Component 4lbs
Gear Housing 15lbs
Link Pin 4lbs
Pillow Block 6lbs
Piston Cover 2lbs
Shaft and Hub Assembly 9lbs
Shift Fork 1lbs
If you require the same casting expertise at a competitive cost, please contact us today. Even though we use the latest technology to create our products, we believe some aspects of doing business never go out of style. At Carson Castings, we pride ourselves on industry values you would expect such as being responsive and ethical. We are optimistic about the future of the industry and are committed to it for the long haul.
The bottom line is that you can trust Carson Castings we know the dutile iron industry inside and out and we value you as a customer.
Sixty years of experience has netted millions of dollars of savings to our clients. Call us today at 844-722-7846, or request more information HERE.