Pier Foundry investing in new mold machine and handling system
Pier Foundry & Pattern Shop (St. Paul, Minnesota) has invested in an FBO-IIIS Mold Machine from Sinto, complete with a mold handling system and Sinto Analytics.
Pier Foundry is an ISO certified provider of gray iron, ductile iron, and austempered ductile iron castings. Over the last several years, Pier Foundry has implemented several capital projects to ensure sustainability and position themselves for growth. The first phase focused on environmental health & safety and included improvements to air quality, ergonomics, and safety for their employees. In 2020, the foundry earned the AFS Safe Year award which recognizes AFS Corporate Member facilities that have achieved one year without a lost-time incident or death.
The foundry’s next phase of investment will focus on improving production efficiencies, process reliability, increasing capacity, and adding Industry 4.0 Analytics, in collaboration with Sinto.
“We are excited for the new molding center and having Sinto Analytics is going to help ensure the system continues to operate as designed,” said John Dulaney, sales and operations Manager, Pier Foundry.
The system will help Pier Foundry identify and address potential problems in advance of failures to proactively predict maintenance, which in turn will effectively support customer demand.
Sinto is set to deliver equipment by September 2020, with a production start date of October 5, 2020.