Polish Foundrymen’s Association

edition 2019

This year, the celebrations of the Polish Foundryman’s Day was accompanied by the International Conference “Key to success in foundry industry: automatization, digitalization, saving materials and energy” and as every year it will be joined with the small exhibition. 

As a response to the expectations of the new industrial revolution “Industry 4.0” which is related in a broadest sense with automatization of the production process and the use of IT solutions in foundry management and with the concurrent approach of saving materials and energy. Therefore,  the conference is prepared under the title “Key to success in foundry industry: Automatization, Digitalization, Saving Materials and Energy”.

We invited domestic and foreign authors to attend the conference. The following papers were delivered during the conference:

  • Saving energy – new technologies, control, methods, standard, products – Nicola Pepe, Fondermat S.p.A.
  • The use of La-based nodularisers combined with high potent inoculants for reduced shrinkage in ductile iron – Oddvar Knustad, Elkem
  • Dynamic Dosing the way to better quality – René Hamel, Elkem
  • Medium – frequency-coreless-induction-furnaces. Concept of technological advancement demonstrated on the base of Odlewnia Żeliwa Śrem in Poland – Łukasz Borkowski, Otto Junker GmbH
  • Padicon – an intelligent system for energy consumption optimization – Ralf TannebergerMarcin Bugaj, Dr. Tanneberger GmbH
  • A new generation of die casting machines – energy, time and service cost savings–  Bartosz Małysa, LK Machinery
  • Using Indefunsa feeder head breakers and gating systems crushers a way to serious energy savings on melting – Antonio Araix, Indefunsa S.A.L.
  • Automation of the refractory lining process of induction furnaces – Gradmatic System
    Integration of the process of knocking out and cleaning castings together with core mass separation – DIDION rotary system – Przemysław Czapla, Eurocast Industries
  • Induction furnaces in the aspect  of the requirements of Industry 4.0  – Dr. Zdzisław Konopka, Elkon Sp. z o.o.
  • Production of innovative steel castings for extreme operating conditions – Krzysztof Kostrzewa, PGO SA
  • Presentation of the new company Wöhr PL Sp.z o.o. – Jan Huček, Wöhr PL Sp.z o.o.
  • Latest development in mixing technology – Przemysław Czapla/Paul Fein, Omega Sinto Foundry Machinery Ltd

The conference was accompanied by an exhibition where companies presented their new solutions and products.

We would like to mention that the Polish Foundryman’s Day, the most important foundry event in Poland, it has also become an important meeting place of foundry representatives of the international arena. The importance of the event is evidenced not only by the statistics but also the fact that the Polish Foundryman’s Day and the accompanying conference is organized under the patronage of World Foundry Organization and Media Patronage of Foundry Planet –the foundry portal known all around the world. This year more than 250 participants took part in the event.