Automation – Finishing Systems

Grinding, Cut-off, De-Coring Systems Deliver Real ROI


The finishing department is one of the most challenging areas in today’s modern foundry. Here hundreds of parts are conveyed for rough finishing that can include:

  • Grinding parting lines and other trim from the casting
  • Cut-off of risers, gates, and other pre-machining needs for the casting
  • De-coreing of complex castings that can’t be subjected to traditional shake-out machinery

Automation in the finishing department is gaining industry wide acceptance due to the harsh environment, repetitive work, and a need for repeatable quality. Staffing a highly productive finishing department is becoming very difficult with today’s work force as turnover in the finishing areas is commonly the highest in the foundry. The finishing area is also among the highest probability for employee accidents. Manual sawing and grinding of sometimes hundreds or thousands of castings per shift has a very high probability of causing hand or arm injury.

EMI has custom solutions that eliminate your employees from these dangerous finishing processes. Our solutions are economical and flexible to meet a wide range of casting finishing needs. Finishing solutions can be robotic or non-robotic, linear guided, or trim press and offer a totally enclosed work space that is environmentally controlled to help reduce noise and debris.

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Contact our automation applications experts for more information about efficient and effective automation solutions for your finishing needs.

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