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NEMAK

THE CHALLENGE

For its plant in Monterrey, Nemak was looking for a reliable technology able to cool down aluminium cylinder heads.
After theoretical studies and experimental tests on real representative aluminium castings, conducted in close teamwork with the client, Magaldi was able to properly design an air-cooling system optimized for aluminium castings.
Persuaded by the excellent results, Nemak awarded Magaldi with the supply of two MCC® (Magaldi Casting Coolers) .

 

THE CUSTOMER

Nemak is the leading provider of light-weighting solutions for the global automotive industry, specializing in the development and manufacturing of aluminium components for powertrain and body structure applications.
Headquartered in Mexico, Nemak owns 35 manufacturing facilities based in 14 different Countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia, thus featuring a broad portfolio of casting technologies.
Nemak Monterrey was the founding plant for Nemak worldwide and it has been running for over 30 years. Starting with a single plant, it has grown over the years, reaching six production units, one Melting Centre and a Machining plant.

 

THE SOLUTION

Installed downstream different production lines, the Magaldi casting cooling technology is able to cool down aluminium cylinder heads from 320°C to lower than 80°C.
After the primary cooling, a manipulator takes cylinder heads from the moulding carousel for de-coring and cutting activities. The aluminium cylinder heads are then placed onto the MCC® belt and enter the cooling tunnel where they are cooled down by forced air.
The belt speed and the air capacity are studied to properly cool castings down at the required temperature, perfectly synchronizing with the up-streaming carousel.
Magaldi guaranteed the belt as well as the cooling performances for 5 years.

 

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