IMPROVEMENT OF AUTOMATION AND ENERGY SAVING IN A SAAB-SCANIA FOUNDRY

This paper describes a foundry in Sweden that produces cylinder blocks and cylinder heads for Scania diesel engines and also cylinder blocks for Saab petrol engines. Attention centers on recent investments in automation which have increased the capacity and productivity of the foundry, as well as improved the quality of castings. The working environment of the foundry has also been improved and PC systems have enabled improved production control, fault monitoring and production reporting. Another aspect of the foundry examined is savings realized through several heat recovery installations.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 901-916

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 286
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM