Efficiency & Performance

A step ahead of the competition with efficiency and quality

If you want to reduce costs, increase productivity, and at the same time offer a high-quality product, you have to keep an eye on the entire value chain. Possible levers for this can be found at many points in the production process, for example in the selection of suitable raw and auxiliary materials that accelerate the production process, avoiding casting errors or increasing the cleaning intervals.

Replace process steps or raw materials

Hybrid additives offer numerous advantages depending on the field of application. For example, they increase material efficiency – less material is needed to achieve the same performance. They also help prevent veining and other casting defects, reducing post-processing and scrap costs. In addition, hybrid additives reduce material input elsewhere by making the use of expensive special sands partially or completely unnecessary.

The latest developments in this area are VEINO ULTRA 3030, which makes it possible to dispense with coating in some areas, or VEINO ULTRA 2000, which significantly reduces the need for release agents.Our newly developed sand additives make it possible to reduce the amount of release agent applied and to increase tool availability through longer cleaning intervals. Increasing material efficiency, that is, the ratio of production volume to material input, lowers production costs, and increases competitiveness. Our product developments can achieve the same or even higher performance than conventional additives at low doses. They also offer the additional benefit of saving other materials in the process or reducing their consumption.

In addition, the new additives combine the known advantages of organic and inorganic additive solutions with a significantly reduced odor and emission load.

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Reducing rework

An important way to increase efficiency, for example in engine casting, is to avoid coating residues in the cast part because the requirements for residual dirt in engines are increasing. The removal of coating residues is time-consuming and costly, but with MIRATEC TS this effort is usually not necessary. This coating offers excellent protection against veining and penetration defects and also contains special peel-off additives. Thanks to its formulation, the coating is almost automatically detached from the component after casting, solidification, and cooling. This enables OEMs to meet their high requirements without additional investment in equipment or loss of productivity.

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Reduce cleaning intervals and increase productivity

The use of release agents is already standard practice today. They help to ensure that the sand core can be easily removed from the core tool. Of course, this also affects the tool: Increased efficiency of the release agent translates into lower contamination and wear on the core tool. Here, the formulation of the release agent is of critical importance. Modern ECOPART release agents are environmentally friendly and hazard label-free, reduce application cycles, and thus have a positive influence on downstream cleaning intervals while protecting the tool. 

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