Penticton Foundry Milestones 2020-2022on January 11, 2023
A commitment to innovation, also requires a similar level of commitment to continuous improvement. Each year we reflect on what we have accomplished, and what we still need to do to meet and exceed customer expectations. This approach has led to several success stories in various markets for Penticton Foundry, both in BC itself, and throughout North America.
Indeed, the success of our last 3 years was fostered, in part, through the accomplishment of several key milestones – milestones we’d like to share with you.
- Goal: Reduce lead times in the finishing department
- Installed another swing grinder in a newly designed grinding booth
- Installed a new air storage tank and an air-loop system
- Installed a spare spectrometer, and use both spectrometers every day to ensure they are both working
- Installed a new mould manipulator with an increased capacity
- Goal: Ensure core making sand is more consistent in temperature to improve core (and thus casting) quality
- Installed a sand heater onto the core-making sand mixer
- Installed a 3-axis CNC router
- Installed a 1,000 lb furnace to pour specialty alloys
- Installed a dedicated air compressor for fresh-air-supply to their helmets. This dedicated compressor is a new piece of equipment that will ensure the employees get the cleanest air at the correct volume and pressure
- Goal: Pour more large castings to satisfy customer demand
- Added another pouring pit - built to facilitate larger moulds
- Installed fresh-air system so that each grinding employee has fresh air supplied to their helmets.
- Purchased a 3D scanner
- Installed a capacitor bank to lower electrical demand
We always say that our people are the core of our success, and these milestones couldn’t be achieved without their unwavering focus and drive at every level of the organization. From our grinders to our pattern makers, from our sales reps to our production team, each member of Penticton Foundry invests in our success. Thank you for showing commitment every day.
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