How Poclain Technicast Can Add Value

Apr 18, 2018

How Poclain Technicast Can Add Value

How Poclain Technicast can add value to your machined casting’s needs.

Valve housings

Valve


Valve housings are used in various applications in construction and agricultural machines such as excavators, type loaders, sprayers, tractors etc. Usually valve housings have many fine channels inside to distribute the fluid. Due to demanding applications, these channels should be free from burrs or sand. Many OEMs source this component by using a ductile iron or steel block and fully machine it.
This process is associated with high cost due to machining time involved in creating the channels and arriving at final surface finish and drillings. Many customers take this easy but costly path of production due to their fear of porosity from castings or unawareness of other process.
With 50 years of experience designing and producing complex cold core castings, Poclain Technicast has used its expertise in working with customers to arrive at cost reduction of 30 percent from original cost by completely transforming the manufacturing process.

How ?
At Poclain group, its passionate employees are at the center of any transformation. Eric Creyssac is a design engineer who is proud to have 30 years of foundry experience. His passion is redesigning parts and process to improve cost. Recently, Eric worked with one of our customers who was making a part by complete machining. He and the sales team partnered with this customer to develop a plan to produce the part in two steps with 30% cost reduction.
The first step was to produce the raw castings with channels using the cold cores and 2nd step was to do final machining. This two-step process when compared to the earlier process of only machining a ductile iron block has resulted in reduction of parts weight by 2 kg and reduction of machining time.

This has resulted in overall savings of 30% giving the desired outcome on design and cost to our customer.
The team extensively uses design simulation software before pouring to reduce the risk of porosities. When a customer works with Poclain Technicast, they are confident about the outcome, as they know that Poclain Technicast has experience of 50 years in producing complex castings for respected OEMs in construction equipment industry.

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Parts before and after transformation of process


About Poclain Technicast
In July of 2015, Poclain Hydraulics acquired Grandry Technologies, a foundry company in Sablé France, and renamed it “Poclain Technicast” as part of its plan to integrate fully into Poclain’s structure and growth strategy.
This foundry has a rich history of providing quality products, specializing in producing highly cored complex castings for construction machines and components. As a part of Poclain, Poclain Technicast’s high quality, reliable castings are now available on a larger scale through its global sales and logistics office in France and USA and via Poclain’s global network in 18 countries. Poclain Technicast’s team of account managers speak English, French, German and Hindi. They are excited to discuss how they can create value for your machined castings need!

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