Plant Infrastructure


Site Area

  • 3,6 hectaresdsc01135

Covered Area

  • 7,144 sq m

Mould Sizes

  • In ground moulding: based on max pouring rate
  • Floor moulding: 4 m x 4 m box
  • Production moulding: 450 mm x 600 mm
  • 800 mm x 800 mm
  • 1000 mm x 1000 mm

Heat Treatment

  • A) 2 x Top hat oil fired furnace plus quench pit for annealing hardening, and stress relieving (size 1200 x 1200 x 2400 mm).
  • B)1 x Top hat electric furnace for annealing & stress relieving (size 1250 x 2400 x 3400 mm).

Machine Shop

  • In house drilling with machining subcontracted to appropriate facilities in the greater Durban area.

Pattern making

  • New and repair work by 4 Patternmakers with balance sub-contracted.dsc01042

Unit Casting Mass

  • SG Iron : 500 grams to 8,000 kg
  • Cast Iron : 500 grams to 8,000 kg
  • Stainless Steel : 500 grams to 4000 kg
  • Steel ( Carbon ) : 1 kg to 4,000 kg

Cranes Lifting

  • 1 x 30 tonne
  • 2 x 10 tonne
  • 2 x 5 tonne
  • 3 x 2 tonne

Production Control

  • “Synchro” computerised production management.

Analytical Laboratory

  • Spectrographic analysis with certificate if required.
  • Thermal analysis with nodularity , tensile, carbon equivalent , silicon and total carbon.
  • Microstructure report available.
  • Magnetic particle & die-penetration crack detection.
  • BHN hardness testing.
  • X-RAY on request.

Quality Assurance

  • The company is ISO 9001:2008 listed (Registration No. LS 2327)
  • Order requirements will be met by working to an agreed Quality assurance plan.
  • Independent quality control arrangements may be made with a third party test house.

Metals Cast

  • Grey Irons , Ductile Irons , High Chrome Irons , Steels ( carbon ), Stainless Steels and Manganese steels.
  • A schedule of the 89 material grades produced is available on request detailing characteristics , typical applications, specification cross references , tensile strength and machineability.
  • As per chemistry supplied.

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Melting Facilities

  • Electric Induction Furnaces
  • 2 x 3,500 kg. Capacity 250 Hz 1250 kWh
  • 1 x 2,000 kg. Capacity 500 Hz 1000 kWh
  • 2 x 500 kg. Capacity 1,000 Hz 250 kWh
  • 1 x 150 kg. Capacity Body running off 250 kWh power pack

Moulding Sands

  • Zircon , Silica , Chromite.

Sand Systems

  • Mechanised Greensand recycle plant. (6 ton / hr Badisher Mill)
  • Sodium Silicate / Carbon Dioxide.
  • Furane Selfset with reclamation plant.
  • Mixers – 1 x 12 ton/hr articulated – 2 x 8 ton/hr high speed.
  • Ashland Isocure Cold-box system.