Scania, the commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturer, will install a new version of SinterCast process control technology for compacted-graphite iron (CGI) production at its new foundry in Sweden.
The new, 90,0000-mtpy foundry was announced more than a year ago as a strategy by Scania to triple its production capacity for iron cylinder blocks and heads, and to reduce energy consumption by 50% compared to the current foundry. The present foundry was established in 1914 and is situated near to Södertälje; the new plant will be built outside the city at an industrial estate.
Construction is underway and start-up is expected in 2020. SinterCast will install its System 4000 Plus process control system for Scania, the first installation for the fourth generation of the technology. Scania has been producing compacted-graphite iron using SinterCast technology since 2013. CGI is a lightweight cast iron that offers greater tensile strength, stiffness, and fatigue strength than gray iron or aluminum. SinterCast offers the most widely used process technology for CGI production, mainly by foundries supplying engine blocks and cylinder heads to diesel and gas engine manufacturers.