Ancast Orders Molding Line Modernization

Feb. 22, 2006
New Simpson system will improve automation, production efficiency

According to the Simpson Group, Aurora, IL, Ancast Industries Ltd. has contracted the company to supply a new BSM-2016G2 Matchblomatic, to update and modernize one of its two Beardsley & Piper molding lines. Ancast produces gray and ductile iron castings, and intends to increase the level of automation for its processes and to raise its production rates.

The new BSM-2016G2 will be replace one of two BSM-2016 (previous generation) machines, put into service in 1975 and 1977. Both have been well maintained, according to Simpson.

Advanced PLC controls and a "recipe" package to set job parameters on the new G2 machine, will increase in production efficiency significantly, Simpson states, through better automation and repeatability.