Matthews International has been producing bronze and aluminum memorials, plaques and specialty items for over 53 years. They utilize their own in-house craftsmen to produce special castings, each exploiting the advantages of metal casting to its technical limits.
General Foundry Information
Memorials, plaques, tablets, sinage, sculpture and specialty items in bronze and aluminum castings
Casting Metal Type:
The objective of the project was to improve repeatability through improved, consistent, accurate chemical addition and reduced mechanical downtime and problems.
Sheidow Bronze installed the first MT Systems SMART PUMP on two of their continuous mixers in March of 1988. The design criteria was to give them improved mold quality by providing repeatability and reliability over their chemical addition.
Smart Pump enables them to operate their mixer with the confidence that the system will compensate for line restrictions, chemical viscosity changes, pump wear, and operating pressure changes. If for any reason the chemical levels could not reach their set point and Smart Pump is unable to compensate, the system will alarm to notify the operator or shut down.
Results and Benefits:
Monetary Savings/Pay Back:
Even though pay back and justification was not projected or computed, it is evident that the systems have provided Sheidow Bronze with a cost competitive advantage in the market place.
Sheidow Bronze Foundry Production Manager has commented that "It was just the smart thing to do!"