Sloan highlights Arkansas foundry
Sloan recently highlighted its Sloan Foundry that produces copper-based castings and machined parts for OEM companies around the world. For more than 40 years, the foundry has been helping manufacturers create alloy components without the need to invest in expensive facilities, equipment and staff, while reducing costs and turnaround times, the company noted.
Sloan stated foundry customers receive shipments within four days. In addition to developing metal casting products of all types for the commercial plumbing industry, the foundry also delivers products in the electrical, utility and industrial industries.
“Partnerships are the core of Sloan Foundry,” Sloan president Graham Allen said. “We’re proud of our ability to team up with OEM companies across the world to engineer quality copper-based castings and machined parts that stand the test of time.”
The foundry’s high-production Osborn Inliner molding unit produces 500 molds per hour of a 21-inch by 15-inch mold. Two LFB Series Laempe Core Shooter machines are onsite at its 160,000-square-foot facility, enabling the foundry to offer the solution for both semi- and fully-automatic core production. The molding and core production allows for high-performance product quality with around-the-clock continuous operation, the company noted. Advanced Magma modular software enables preproduction planning to insure first article approval.
Using two types of quality assurance testing – spectrographic metal control and tensile testing – the foundry confidently delivers the exact strength and integrity needed for each project and produces 60,000 pounds of CDA 84400 and CDA 83600 semi-red brass castings daily, it explained. Parts are generally less than 10 pounds, with weights as low as 0.25 pounds. Typical annual production is at least 25,000 pounds of shipments per pattern, Sloan noted.