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Process Capabilities: Gray Iron Castings  

Thanks to our industry-leading technology and over half a century of experience in the foundry business, Great Lakes Castings offers complete iron castings process capabilities.

We use Hunter, Roberts Sinto, and Disa automatic green sand molding systems within our process, allowing us to provide other engineering services including shell core, cold box, heat–treat capabilities, and annealing.

Great Lakes Castings' process capabilities include:


MELTING
70" Water walled cupola - 20 tons/hour
Wet Scrubber for Pollution Control
Conveyored Slagger
Horizontal Induction Holding Furnace - 40 ton capacity
7-1/2 Ton Inductotherm Visi-Pour
4,000 lb tundish back-up pouring system


MOLDING: DISA/MATCHPLATE
2 Hunter HMP 10's - Automatic 14"x19" Complemented with Turntables
1 Hunter HMP 20 - Automatic 20"x24" Complemented with Turntable
1 FBO 20"x24" Roberts Sinto Complemented with Turntable
1 2013B Disamatic Molding Line with Dideon Rotary Shakeout
1 Disamatch Model 130-20"X24" complemented with Turntable

CORES: SHELLS AND COLD BOX CORES
6 HS 16RA - Automatic Shell Core
3 CB 22SA - Vertically Parted Cold Box Process
2 HCB 22 - Horizontally Parted Cold Box Process
1 Hottinger 29"x27" - Horizontal Cold Box Core Machine
Luber Sand Mixer System
Gaylord Packed Tower Scrubber

Q.C.LAB
1 Spectrolab M Sprectrometer
1 United Tensile Testing Machine
1 Portable Olympus Fiber Optic Borescope
1 Leco Surface Grinder
2 Buehler Polishing Stations
2 Wilson Brinell Hardness Tester
4 Data Cast Thermal Analysis Unit
Complete Metallographic Facilities
Full Sand Testing Lab to Verify Hartley Systems
1 Wheelabrator 27"x36" for In-Process Checks
1 Digital Microscope

CLEANING & GRINDING
1 Disa Blast 24 Cubic Foot
1 - 28 Cubic Foot Wheelabrator
2 - 34 Cubic Foot Wheelabrators
Various Size Pedestal Grinders
Boroscope Capabilities
1 Barrinder Autogrinder

PATTERN SHOP
Gating and Rigging
Pattern and Core Box Repairs

HEAT TREAT
3 Holcroft Direct Fired Furnaces Equipped with Auto Belt Conveyors

GENERAL PRODUCTION
RISC AS/400
SPC Personal Computer Network (Windows NT)
Allen Bradley Data Highway System


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ISO/TS Download Certificate
Great Lakes Castings meets:
ISO/TS 16949:2009


 

Great Lakes Castings, located in Ludington MI, specializes in gray iron castings for the heating & cooling, refrigeration,
pump and valve industries. ©2008 Great Lakes Castings LLC. All rights reserved.


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