System 3000

The System 3000 is comprised of a series of individual hardware modules that can be configured to suit the layout, process flow and production volume of any foundry. The System 3000 can be configured for CGI production from ladles and pouring furnaces. The System 3000 provides a flexible, robust and user-friendly hardware and software platform that allows the foundry to independently develop new CGI products and control its own series production.

System 2000  

System 3000
The basic version of the System 3000 provides one Sampling Module (SAM), one Operator Control Module (OCM), an independent Power Supply and a network-linked Wirefeeder. In this configuration, the System 3000 provides a sampling capacity of one ladle every four minutes. The System 3000 can be pallet-mounted for convenient transport.

Fully Flexible
The System 3000 can be configured to have multiple SAMs for increased sampling rates and/or multiple OCMs to display process information in different areas of the foundry. The System 3000 can also have multiple wirefeeders, for example, for base treatment and correction. A variety of floor-mount and wall-mount options are available.

User Friendly  

System 3000 Plus
Based on the automatic input of ladle weight, temperature, and the historical SinterCast results, the System 3000 Plus calculates and adds the optimal amount of magnesium and inoculant cored wire in the initial base treatment. Automated base treatment prior to the measure-and-correct process control strategy enables foundries to reduce the variation of the base treatment process, thereby preventing operator error and improving the efficiency and productivity of the CGI series production process. The basic configuration of the System 3000 Plus consists of two Sampling Modules to obtain the thermal analysis samples, an Operator Control Module for data display and operator interaction, separate wirefeeders for base treatment and correction, and ancillary hardware for the collection of input data such as ladle weight and temperature. Additional hardware can be added to accommodate each foundry layout and production throughput.

User Friendly  

System 3000 uses simple Green-Yellow-Red light signals to communicate with the Operator. All display screens are provided in the local language. Measurement results for Modification (Mg) and Inoculation are presented as simple histogram values ranging from 0 to 100. Operator training time is typically 2-3 days.

Independent Control  

Software Access - Independent Control
Foundry supervisors have full access to the SinterCast software menus, directly from their desktop computers. This access allows the foundry to independently develop and calibrate new products and to modify parameters to suit their series production. Measurement results from every ladle are available for direct transfer to the foundry quality control IT system in real-time, to satisfy QS9000 traceability requirements.

Independent Maintenance  

Independent Maintenance
Supervisors and maintenance personnel can connect a configured laptop directly to the System 3000 to conduct full diagnostic testing and troubleshooting. The software used for the on-site testing is the same that SinterCast uses to certify modules and complete systems prior to delivery.

Operation Manual  

Comprehensive manuals are available for the Operators and Supervisors to describe the operation and maintenance of the System 3000. The Supervisor (Technical Reference) Manual provides detailed information on the use of the software, the access menus and maintenance and troubleshooting. A Components Catalogue is also provided to describe the hardware modules and individual components that can be sourced as spare parts.

> Download the System 3000 one-page data sheet

Download the System 3000 Plus one-page data sheet