Our 50,000 ft2 facility, located in Bath, Pennsylvania, houses each and every operation required in the casting process. It’s all here—from engineering and patternmaking to production, quality and shipping.

Over the past several years we have added 14,000 ft2 of dedicated machining and nondestructive testing space, a new sand reclamation plant, new grinding- and burn/arc facilities, and new blasting equipment.

To our customers, this means more of the same Effort quality you’ve come to expect, with even faster turnaround.

Equipment

Pattern Constructing and Repairing

  • COMPLETELY EQUIPPED PATTERN SHOPS WITH EXPERIENCED PATTERN MAKERS TO MAKE, REPAIR AND RIG PATTERNS

Core Making (Phenolic Urethane No-Bake and Cryogenic Ceramic)

  • CONTINUOUS MIXER (TINKER OMEGA 50 lb/min multi-aggregate (zircon, chromite, olivine)
  • CONTINUOUS MIXER (TINKER OMEGA 50 lb/min silica sand)
  • NO-BAKE CORE OVEN (48”X48”X60”)
  • CERAMIC CORE OVEN (L & L KILN) (30”X32”X48”)
  • CAUSTIC LEACH TANK (30”X36”X34”) (255-gallon)

Molding (Phenolic Urethane No-Bake)

  • CONTINUOUS MIXER for application of facing sand (TOM-250) with heater
  • CONTINUOUS MIXER for application of backing sand (PALMER M-350) with heater
  • MOLD MANIPULATOR (QUIPTEC INC. 2,000 lb.)
  • MOLDING CRANE (YALE 3 ton)
  • MOLD VIBRATION TABLE (TINKER OMEGA)

Melting

  • ELECTRIC INDUCTION FURNACE (INDUCTOTHERM) (DUAL 2,200 lb. melting furnaces)

Sand Reclamation

  • SAND HANDLING SYSTEM (TINKER-OMEGA) WITH COOLER-CLASSIFIER
  • THERMAL RECLAIMER (CASTEC ¾ ton / hr.)

Blasting

  • TUMBLE BLAST (WHEELABRATOR) (14 cu. ft.)
  • TUMBLE BLAST (WHEELABRATOR) (3 cu. ft.)
  • TABLE BLAST (PANGBORN) (6 ft. diam.)
  • SAND BLAST (TRINCO) (48”X48”X30”)

Arc-Air/Cutting/Welding

  • BOOTHS (4)
  • MILLER AIR-ARC WELDERS (3) (1,500 amp)
  • MILLER AIR-ARC WELDER with MIG capability (DIM 652)
  • MILLER AIR-ARC WELDER with both STICK and TIG capabilities (SYNCROWAVE 250 DX)
  • VARIABLE SPEED AIR COMPRESSOR (CURTIS 125 hp)

Burning

  • BOOTH with Oxy-acetylene twin torch setup

Grinding

  • DOWNDRAFT GRINDING BOOTHS (6) self-contained and fully equipped
  • STAND GRINDER (FOX) (30” diam.)

Heat Treating

  • BOX FURNACE (56”X92”X42”) with computer control and charting capabilities
  • BOX FURNACE (16”X16”X16”) with computer control
  • BOX FURNACE (30”X19”X18”) with computer control
  • PRE-HEAT UNIT (5’ x 5’ x 5’) with digital controller
  • QUENCH TANK (47”X120”X24”)

Quality Assurance (SNT-TC-1A Level II & III Inspectors)

  • NAIC APPROVED AUDIT
  • ULTRASONIC THICKNESS GAUGE (KRAUTKRAMER-BRANSON)
  • ULTRASONIC INSPECTION UNIT
  • FULL MODEL VIDEOSCOPE (OLYMPUS EPOCH 600 ULTRASONIC INSPECTION UNIT)
  • PORTABLE HARDNESS TESTER (GE DYNAPOCKET)
  • LIQUID PENETRANT INSPECTION (water-washable, visible contrast)
  • COORDINATE MEASUREMENT MACHINE (BENDIX Portage Model D60)
  • LAYOUT TABLE (Portage Model 60A)
  • FULL WAVE DC OUTPUT INSPECTION UNIT (MAGNAFLUX CSV-10 10,000 amp)
  • POSITIVE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION (PMI) (THERMO SCIENTIFIC NITON XRF Analyzer)

Laboratory

  • OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROMETER (THERMO FISCHER 3460)
  • NITROGEN DETERMINATOR (LECO TN-114 w/computer readout)
  • TENSILE TESTER (TINIUS OLSEN Super “L” 60,000 lb. w/computer readout)
  • FERRITE DETERMINATOR (FISCHER SCIENTIFIC FERITSCOPE)
  • NITROGEN/OXYGEN DETERMINATOR (LECO TC-136)

Machine Shop

  • HANSFORD DAVIS MODEL 15 KEYSEATER/ 1/16” TO 1-1/2” WIDE INTERNAL AND
    EXTERNAL KEYWAY CUTTER
  • FRYER SYSTEMS WITH SIEMENS CONTROL
    • MC-10 3-AXIS VERTICAL MILLING CENTER
    • HR-40 5-AXIS HORIZONTAL MILLING CENTER
    • VT-40 3-AXIS VERTICAL TURNING CENTER WITH LIVE TOOLING FOR MILLING
    • ET-40 3-AXIS HORIZONTALL TURNING CENTER WITH LIVE TOOLING FOR MILLING
  • MONARCH TOOL ROOM LATHE
  • FARO EDGE 9-FOOT, 7-AXIS MEASURING ARM WITH HD LASER SCANNER


MC-10
Fryer