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Designed to produce Siamese core packages for a range of different motor blocks at the rate of 80 cycles/h (corresponding to 160 castings/h), this facility combines the highest degree of automation with the greatest flexibility.

Designed to produce Siamese core packages for a range of different motor blocks at the rate of 80 cycles/h (corresponding to 160 castings/h), this facility combines the highest degree of automation with the greatest flexibility.

The facility is based on three H100 core machines. Two machines produce the CRANKCASE and END cores, while the third machine makes the WATER JACKET and BASE cores. Any additional cores (PUMP cores, OIL DRAIN cores, etc.) required to complete the package are fitted in one of the three boxes based on their specific process requirements (assembly, coating).

All cores are ejected from the core boxes directly into de-finning/takeout fixtures, from which they are automatically removed by robot and assembled on assembly-turntables. Particularly useful in this context are the two smaller, service turntables allowing for the pasting or gluing of ancillary cores.

The assembled CRANKCASE packages are secured by means of tie-rods (bolting). The complete packages are then removed and coated, again by robot, and finally deposited on the drying oven pallets.

The WATER JACKET and BASE cores are automatically screwed, and the assembled kit is coated by robot.

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