Good news for our customers: Thomas Blüm has now strengthened our team in Kaiserslautern as Sales Manager of ACO Eurobar GmbH. In addition to Oliver Heieck as Key Account Manager, another proven expert with many years of experience in the field of continuous casting is at your service to deal with your questions, ideas and requirements.
The Bosch Group has again awarded the status of Preferred Supplier for continuous casting to ACO Eurobar GmbH in 2015. The certificate was handed over during the ACO Guss and ACO Eurobar Customer Event in Kaiserslautern on 23 April 2015. ACO Eurobar is the only supplier of concast iron in Germany to have retained the Preferred Supplier status of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2010.
During a customer event in Kaiserslautern on 23 April 2015 the ACO Guss and ACO Eurobar GmbH presented their repositioning to the public for the first time.
The ACO Guss Group which has sales subsidiaries throughout Europe and in South Africa, has invested continuously and considerably in state-of-the-art, partly highly automated machines and manufacturing facilities in their plant in Kaiserslautern/Germany.
With its third continuous casting machine, ACO Guss simultaneously concluded the changeover of all its production systems to a modern S7 Siemens Controller. Thanks to the latest systems and control technology, we are able not to only manufacture the highly specialised ACO Eurobar® quality continuous casting, but also all material qualities with safe processes and simultaneously provide good value for money.
The generously proportioned production hall meets the increased requirements for optimised production processes in a modern foundry and was designed to reduce work and material routes and process orders faster. At the same tine, ACO also thought of further growth and already created the space for a fourth continuous casting machine.
As is so often the case when optimising production processes, the initial starting point was the request of a client, who up till then had purchased complete unprocessed bars from ACO Eurobar and processed himself. The client now preferred to purchase components which had already been partly processed and to outsource various different pre-machining steps.
With the new edition of DIN EN 1563 – Spheroidal graphite cast irons – a new group of materials was included in the standard: high silicon spheroidal graphite cast iron. This material concept is now also used in the continuous-cast production.
Advantage of the peeling process: it offers the possibility of very quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively peeling off the machining allowance of the continuous-cast rods. This is often a favourable alternative to machining on a lathe, because the turning process lasts considerably longer and for large series this frequently means considerable handling effort and expense.