Unicast Company takes pride in its work and state-of-the-art facilities. To give you a better feel for just some of the technology Unicast incorporates in its work, we encourage you to take this guided tour of our facility.
Raw material is melted in a 42" I.D. Cold Blast Cupola. Unicast Company has the capacity to melt up to 80 tons per day. The iron is then transferred into a holding furnace.
In the 32-ton Electric Channel Induction Furnace, the iron is refined to specific chemistry and temperature for pouring. The characteristics of our iron allow Unicast Company to produce an extremely wide range of unique and unusual castings.
The production of castings with internal cavities requires cores. A core is engineered to maintain its shape and size until the iron solidifies around it and then breaks down. The type of casting being produced determines which core process is used. Unicast’s Core Room consists of a No Bake Mixer and six Shell Machines.
We have four Dependable Shell Core Machines in our Core Room. Shell cores are also produced on two Redford Machines.
We have available several qualified pattern shops to support your needs. Minor pattern problems can be addressed in our pattern department.
The FBO-II is manufactured by Roberts Sinto Corporation. The machine produces exceptional castings using flaskless technology, allowing Unicast to maintain its high levels of quality while utilizing the latest technologies.
With the combined efforts of Unicast and Roberts Sinto, a new mold handling line was installed that allows molds to be poured quickly and efficiently. The new line is completely unique to the Unicast Company as it goes from 15" high in the pouring area up to 39 1/2" high for cooling through the help of two end transfers.
In 1994, Unicast installed a Hunter HMP20E Automatic Molding Machine. Once molds are created, the shuttle conveyor transfers them from the molding area to the pouring area.
An employee pours iron into molds on the Hunter Automatic Molding line. A computerized turntable transports molds through the pouring and cooling processes.
Unique and difficult large castings are produced in this area. Sand is shoveled into the molds from prepared sand piles. In addition to producing molds, molders in this area also pour iron using hand ladles.
Molds are produced using an overhead sand delivery system. The molds are then transferred to the pouring area on pallet cars.
After all castings are cleaned and inspected, gates and parting lines are ground off to produce the finished castings per customer specifications. The various grinding stations include wheel and hand grinding and vary in size from 8” to 30”.
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