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Improving efficiency and throughput of melt deck operations in foundries.

AFS Applied Research Award for Metalcasting Congress 2014

Don’t miss this session where winners of the prestigious 2014 AFS Applied Research Award will show you how several foundries have utilized an inexpensive, scalable energy monitoring system to improve their operations, with little or no capital expense.

“AFS R&D Energy Project Update: Saving Opportunities for Melt Deck, Shakeout, and Air Handling Systems” (#14-092)

Highlights:

·        Sensor Synergy, and representatives from one of the foundries who participated in evaluating this technology for AFS, will be sharing their experience in finding major savings in their operations. Very significant results were achieved during an extensive AFS R&D project which utilized the innovative Watts Aware energy monitoring system from Sensor Synergy for over 15 months of continuous use.**

·        Return on investment was calculated to be a matter of weeks, and one of the foundries is planning to purchase 2 systems.     

·        Unique metrics were developed specifically for foundry management, especially melting operations. Major opportunities for increased efficiency, throughput and energy savings were found by all participating foundries.


**The AFS Applied Research Award  (to recognize practical research that directly addresses pressing technical problems faced by metalcasting facilities—and the speed with which the research is transferred into shop floor applications), is being awarded to Sensor Synergy’s Watts Aware system. CA Lawton and North Vernon Industry Corporation (NVIC) are also being honored for their participation in the AFS R&D project: Identifying, Implementing and Sustaining Energy Savings (AFS Project No. 12-13#03).

For more information contact: Brian Reinke, AFS Energy Solutions Program 877-343-1580

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