AMPO, a leading foundry specialising in stainless steel and high alloy castings, with over 50 years’ experience, is an international company with a clear ability for innovation and developing processes, products and technologies.
Given the reliability of its solutions, not to mention excellent service and quality throughout its vast history, it is trusted far and wide by end users such as BP, EXXON MOBIL, CHEVRON and SHELL.
Casting Technology Launch: SCC
A clear example of a strategy aimed at innovation is the new centrifugal process developed by AMPO, i.e. SCC (Shaped Centrifugal Castings). This new technology enables components such as valve bodies and adaptors to be obtained via a centrifugal process, which improves performance by 70-80% resulting in more competitive prices for our customers.
In addition to the improvement in competitiveness, another of the advantages offered is that of quality excellence. By changing from a sand casting process to centrifugal there are no sand inclusions. The centrifugal force prevents shrinkage and since feeder heads are unnecessary, the contributory heat during the cutting process is avoided.
SCC production is fully operational in the foundry, and AMPO has already delivered fully reliable components to leading companies in the market.
Additionally, during the last year AMPO purchased two new vertical centrifugal machines in response to customer requirements. With these new machines AMPO can produce balls of up to 40” as well as bodies and adaptors of up to 24” 900 psi.
AMPO’s decision to go for development and innovation is solid; with a team dedicated to this and in close collaboration with leading research centres, laboratories and universities worldwide.
Replicast Process Development for Large Parts
For AMPO FOUNDRY ceramic casting will be a strategic process in forthcoming years, which is why it has decided to boost and develop in this area.
The advantages of this type of casting are clear: lower weights, better surface finishes, quality improvements, less milling required, tighter machining tolerances and rapid prototyping.
To offer our clients all these improvements AMPO has decided to invest in a new Replicast facility. This will enable AMPO to offer large size casting components as well as increase its competitiveness thanks to process automation.
As a result AMPO FOUNDRY will offer casting components for valves, pumps and power generation.
Investment in a New Machining Plant
AMPO FOUNDRY offers a wide variety of solutions, supplying both rough cast and fully machined parts. Our machined components offer our customers an important added value, i.e. a reduction in total cost and delivery lead times, in addition to improving quality control.
With a view to increasing our machining capacity and giving our customers better service, we are going to build a new 12,500 m2 machining facility this year as well as investing in intelligent machine tools.
AMPO is currently present at ACHEMA in Hall 9.0, Stand B76.
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