Aluminium is melted at optimum energy usage
At the start of production in January 2013, a new oven was put into operation in the smeltery of the aluminium foundry Slévárna Heunisch in Krásná. The bath furnace from Balzer has a melting power of 1000 kg per hour and holds 2000 kg in the warm holding area. The new smelter plant minimises heat loss and optimises the gas consumption. The best possible operation and easy cleaning are further advantages that the smelting furnace offers. With this investment, the ingot mould foundry of HEUNISCH GUSS is reacting to the continually increasing energy costs. Therefore, through more efficient use of gas as an energy source, part of the cost increases can be compensated for. Along the way, due to the reduced consumption, less CO2 is emitted and therefore the burden on the environment is lessened.
Krásná January 2013
Giesserei Heunisch honours for 295 years of employment
At Giesserei Heunisch honours took place for deserving jubilarians. A number of employees were honoured for 40 years or 25 years of employment in the company.
In her laudatory speech, Managing Director Dr. Christiane Heunisch - Grotz pointed out that "we have never had so many jubilarians with 40 years of employment in the company." "For a company, it is a fact that the employees, who approach their work with fun and creativity, are the most important capital of a company." more...
AGCO awards GIESSEREI HEUNISCH
With the motto "Efficiency you can touch - a new era of cooperation", AGCO awarded the best providers and suppliers for the regions of Europe, Asia and the Middle East with the "EAME Supplier Award 2012" for the first time. First place for quality went to Gießerei Heunisch GmbH from Bad Windsheim, which has also been performing the best for 4 years at the supplier "quality assurance" panel. more...
The mould making department is growing
After just 10 months, the mould making department of Slévárna Heunisch is once again getting another CNC machine. Hereby, the management of the aluminium foundry are reacting to the uninterrupted high demand from customers for new casting tools. With a MCV 1016 QUICK from KOVOSVIT MAS, the expansion of the in-house mould making at HEUNISCH is consistently being continued.
The vertical processing centre is controlled by a Heidenhain iTNC 530. The machine operator has traverse paths of 1016 mm in the x-axis, 610 mm in the y-axis and 710 mm in the z-axis available. In the individual axes, processing tolerances of ±0.01 mm and a repetition precision of ±0.003 mm are achieved.
"With the new processing machine for the mould making, we are meeting the uninterrupted pressure from numerous existing customers and also new customers for new cast moulds for their aluminium cast parts, which has been present for months." says Josef Varga, technical manager of the Heunisch foundry in Krásná. Jaromír Hais, head of construction and the mould making department, is also proud of the development of his department, and adds: "With every new CNC machine, we increase our flexibility and efficiency in our tool manufacturing."
Krásná in October 2012
Waste heat of the foundry is ready
Local district heating network of the public utilities extended for thermal baths and school centre
BAD WINDSHEIM - Autumn has begun, it is getting colder and the first thoughts of putting the heating on are not far away. The Bad Windsheim public utilities are well positioned with their local district heating network to the north of the spa town. Amongst other things it supplies the Franken thermal baths, the Kur und Kongress Center (KKC) [spa and conference centre], and since July, also the school centre. more...
MTU Supplier Award for Gießerei Heunisch
Gießerei Heunisch certified according to ISO 50001
Gießerei Heunisch GmbH operates particularly energy-intensive production processes and is aware of the resulting social responsibility.
For this reason, parent company HEUNISCH GUSS has committed to reducing energy consumption per production unit long-term and to increase energy efficiency as part of a continuous process of improvement.
In order to implement these objectives, an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 has been introduced. more...
Kurtz Low-Pressure System Commissioned
Slévárna Heunisch a.s., based in Krásná, is enlarging its low-pressure foundry. Now, the firm has commissioned a new Kurtz casting machine. The capacity and the flexibility for cast aluminium with unit weights of up to 50 kg are thus being considerably expanded.
The enhanced machinery is having a positive impact on risk management, too. When production is interrupted on a low-pressure casting machine, a back-up solution is therefore available.
CNC Machinery Modernised
A new processing centre has been installed in the CNC processing plant of Slévárna Heunisch a.s., which is based in Krásná. The Chiron FZ15KW not only replaces the inoperative Hedelius processing machine, but is also available as an alternative production option for further vertical processing. The new machine is used for chipping items made from both grey cast iron and spheroidal graphite iron, as well as cast aluminium from the gravity die foundry.
The spindle speed, with up to 20,000 revolutions per minute, and the considerably greater feed speeds, as well as the short tool change time lasting 0.9s, have resulted in much higher productivity. Discussing the new machinery, Erwin Schmidt, Head of the CNC Processing Competence Centre, said: "This technological jump was so successful, that we are able counter the steeply rising production costs."
Foundry heat for school pupils and visitors to the spa
BAD WINDSHEIM– Heating with industrial waste heat: the Windsheim public utility company works in this ecologically and economically reasonable manner and is further extending its district heating grid in the north of the spa town. The Heunisch foundry and the school complex will be connected. If everything goes according to plan, construction should be concluded and trial operations should begin at the end of March. more...
Capacity in gravity die construction expanded.
Slévárna Heunisch a.s. in Krásná, Czech Republic, is subsequently expanding its own capacity in gravity die construction. Now the new CNC horizontal processing centre was able to be put into operation. more...
Hegwein is the Best of the Master Course
tuttgart - Matthias Hegwein from Ottenhof has completed his further training to become a foundry master, being chosen by the Stuttgart Chamber of Industry and Commerce as the best of his course for his achievements. more...
Tobias Horn receives Bavarian Master Award
Tobias Horn from Giesserei Heunisch is certified the top master of industry in the field of electrical engineering of his year. One of 150 graduates from the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), he was awarded the Master Award by the Bavarian State Government. more...
HEUNISCH GUSS at Newcast
Gießerei Heunisch and its subsidiaries presented their range of services at the NEWCAST technology trade fair in Düsseldorf in the midst of nearly 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world. more...
The fascination of flowing metal
District business forum visits the Heunisch foundry
BAD WINDSHEIM (bb) – Sparks are flying. The metal is unimaginably hot at around 1400 °C when it is cast into the mould in a gleaming bright flash. It is a fascinating sight to behold and also a little unnerving for those who have never seen it before. This is a normal working day for the men operating the machines. They carry on as normal while 40 visitors are guided through the production area of the Heunisch Guss foundry on Thursday evening. more...