Behind this slogan everything is hidden what Michenfelder stands for.
First of all for a maximum of expertise concerning the process-technical procedures of moulding sand preparation and of the factors influencing sand quality. This knowledge is based on experience gained during more than 50 years with the installation of Michenfelder-designed control systems in sand reconditioning equipment of major manufacturers in foundries world-wide. There are very few in the industry who can rely on such a wide basis of experience with machinery and plant-specific - positive as well as negative - specialities and characteristics. The ME expertise is therefore highly regarded in connection with moulding sand circuit analyses or preparatory investment consultancy, because planning or optimisation of sand preparation plant covers more factors then just throughput per hour.
Secondly, ME stands for the technically leading FoMaSys conception of modular and net-worked moisture measuring, sand testing and process control systems for process-integrated real-time monitoring and control of moulding sand quality - with unique precision, a high degree of reliability and first-class service. The most important sand parameters are accurately controlled and kept constant fully automatically at the decisive points of the sand preparation process. With the moulding plant as the final reference point in view, the fluctuation range of the sand quality in the sand preparation process is steadily reduced step by step (quality funnelling) until it is constant where it is really necessary. By means of the new ONLINE-SANDLAB a large number of clearly presented measurement data of the sand properties are generated at the moulding plant and displayed in combination with the central process control system MiPro in a meaningful manner. Here, they are available to the user for evaluation and analysis. By means of MiPro the connected systems can be remotely controlled and also remotely serviced at low costs.
Insist on having consistent compactability at the moulding plant guaranteed!
By means of the measuring and control features of our Moulding Sand Management System FoMaSys ME can warrant the following control precision values:
Output moisture cooler: ±0.05-0.2 %*
Output moisture mixer: ±0.05-0.1 %*
Compactability directly at the moulding machine: ±2 %* (frequently even better values with ±0.9-1.5 %* are achieved in daily routine)
* These data apply in first standard deviation and when basic processing rules are observed.
Therefore, ME is asking every foundry to insist to receive a guarantee by plant constructors or competitors in the field of measuring and control technology, not just for the throughput per time unit, but also for performance data, accuracy and quality parameters of the sand at the performance-decisive points of the process.
MOULDING SAND CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
→ Finding out weak points and optimisation potentials
The combined experience and findings of nearly 100 man years of summarised active work is available for this service, gained from hundreds of sand preparation plants worldwide. On this rich treasure of experience, this service is founded. The objective is to find out the smaller and larger insufficiencies in the moulding sand preparation process and its additives, to determine the mechanical condition and functionality of the equipment, to explore intentional and subconscious activities and habits, but also omissions and their effects on sand quality. In the ideal case obvious optimisation potentials will be discovered and improvement recommendations given.
We look forward to meeting you on our fair stand.
Your Michenfelder Team