NFCA continually strives to provide higher quality and on-time delivery by making regular and substantial investments in technology. Currently, key NFCA equipment includes:
New Core Machines
NFCA recently added two new 22 square core machines to its equipment line up. The core machines allows NFCA to control lead times and provide customers with improved turnaround time.
Automatic Molding Machines
NFCA currently uses two automatic molding machines: a Roberts Sinto FBOII and a Roberts Sinto FBOIII. The automatic molding machines allow NFCA to produce castings faster, more consistent and less costly.
Robotic Finishing with Barinder Grinders
After the installation of the first Barinder Grinder, NFCA redesigned the workflow to accommodate a second. This robotic finishing grinder removes gates, burrs and parting line fins. It is also capable of finishing complex interior surfaces for castings.
The Barinder combines innovative robotic part handling with unique grinding wheels to automate finish work quickly and reliably. With the Barinder grinders, the customers castings can be quickly cleaned in a single set-up. For most components, the Barinder is faster and more accurate than a manual operation. With the Barinder robotic grinder, NFCA can offer their customers improved productivity, safety, and repeatability.
Leading-Edge Computer System to Decrease Complexity
While pouring molten metal is the most visible aspect of what NFCA does, the work is complex. NFCA requires advanced technology for the enormous amounts of data that is accrued. They have invested in modern computing hardware, software, and networking technology. Allowing NFCA to improve their manufacturing, logistics and customer communication.
Sand System Controls for Aluminum, Brass and Bronze
The Hartley Compactability Controller allows for near perfect compactabiliy, giving molds consistent sand, reducing casting defects and increasing the quality of the customers product.
The PLC Controller allows NFCA to self-diagnose sand system problems immediately, contributing to greater molding efficiencies and consistent production. These controllers provide NFCA the ability to customize compactability to meet requirements for any job, giving them the versatility to service a variety of industries.