Late in-stream inoculation can virtually lead to elimination of the fading effect but conventionally inoculation systems often are unable to address some common sources of variations. The ITACA Stream™ inoculation system has been developed to consider these situations and give higher precision in the inoculation process.
ITACA Stream™ inoculation system
ITACA Stream™ inoculation system has been developed together with European foundries to inoculate cast iron with higher precision compared to conventional units. The starting point during the development was a conventional screw feeding mechanism with high accuracy and dependability similar to those used in most inoculation units, but that is where the similarities ended. The outcome of the development is a solution that is able to consider some of the most common caused of inaccuracy on conventional units. The fact that they cannot adapt to the varying conditions that happens daily in a foundry. These conditions are variations in nucleation, mismatch of the inoculation and the iron stream and variations in pouring time.
Key benefits of ITACA Stream™ In-stream inoculation system:
- FLEXIBILITY: ITACA Stream™ In-stream inoculation system is equipped of two tanks; one in production and one ready to change
- HIGH EFFICIENCY: Optimal distribution and uniform inoculant for each casting & continuous monitoring of the process
- DIMENSION: Small dimensions and can be adapted to areas where space is restricted
- COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with both modern and older pouring systems
- COMUNICATION: Communicate with PLC’s via PROFINET to receive required information (like the stopper movements)
- SAND CONTAMINATION: Prevents sand contamination during operation and change of inoculant
- MAINTENANCE: Automatic cleaning system removes remaining inoculant in the feeding system when switching to the next tank. The unit is pressurized to avoid dust and small particles of inoculant on the inside
- SAFETY: Improved working conditions thanks to automated dosing
- INTEGRATION: Combined and integrated with ITACAX™. When nucleation status is measured in the iron the amount of inoculant required can be automatically derived from cast iron thermal analysis