Iron Castings - Jun 2, 2021
Waupaca Foundry Replaces Wheels on Stand Grinders
The health and safety management system at Waupaca Foundry relies in part on risk reduction featuring continual improvement initiatives designed to progress manufacturing processes and improve safety. In this same spirit, Waupaca Foundry’s Plant 6 ductile iron plant located in Etowah Tennessee, saw an opportunity to reduce risk in its mill room. Stand grinding equipment in the mill room is used to grind, clean, and finish ductile iron castings. The wheels on the stand grinding equipment posed risk, however. The plant aimed to replace the traditional bonded abrasive wheels with diamond-plated wheels on its large 20 HP stand grinders to improve operator safety, improve maintenance.
Hanna Henrich-Waller | Waupaca Foundry #etowah #millroom #safety