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AFS SEDAN


  • AFS has two main product lines, Static cast and Spin cast
  • In January 2014, Advanced Foundry Services SAS took over from Åkers Group which had been running it since 1998.
  • The company specializes in the manufacture of rolling mill rolls with technical expertise and a quality standards recognized by it’s customer base.
  • AFS is in control of the complete manufacturing process: Melting, Molding, Casting, Shot blasting, Heat treatment and Machining

AFS SPIN CAST


  • 5 induction furnaces : 1 x 4.5 tons, 1 x 5 tons, 2 x 23 tons and 1 x 33 tons.
  • 1 vertical spin casting machine (fully automated) Maximum speed : 600 rotations per minute Finish products dimensions : diameter from 575 to 1 250 mm Maximum length of the roll barrel : 4 meters
  • 10 heat treatment furnaces (all computer-controlled)
  • 1 sand mixer of 25 tons per hour capacity
  • 1 blasting machine
  • Rolls dimensions : Maximum length : 7,500 mm. - Barrel diameter : 575 to 1,250 mm. - Weight range : between 5 and 30 tons.
  • Grade type: Indefinite chilled. - Steel and graphitic steel. - High Chromium cast iron. - HSS and 1⁄2 HSS. - High Chromium steel.

AFS STATIC CAST


  • Trumpets -used when manufacturing bottom pouring steel ingots.
  • Slag Pots - manufactured in lamellar or nodular cast iron.
  • Ingot moulds and base plates -produce high quality steel ingot moulds thanks to more than 20 years of experience
  • Dryer rolls - hollow rolls are used in many industries such as : Paper industry, Food industry, Rubber industry and Plastic industry
  • Shells - cast iron moulds used for roll production
  • Staves coolers - utilized on blast furnace cooling system

AFS QUALITY ISO 9001 CERTIFIED


  • Molding: Sand characteristics, raw materials and mould lining controls.
  • Melting: Temperature, weight, chemical analysis and thermal analysis.
  • Casting: Spin casting machine speed, temperatures, weight and filling rate
  • Heat treatment : Temperatures, hardness and structure controls.
  • Internal quality : Bonding, thickness and core health controls.
  • Metal structure : Barrel, core and bonding quality controls.
  • Hardness : Core and barrel hardness controls.
  • Geometric control: drawing review

REFERENCE LIST

  • ArcelorMittal.
  • Thyssen Krupp.
  • Posco.
  • Essar Steel.
  • JSW Steel Ltd.
  • Bhushan Steel Ltd.
  • CSN (Brazil)
  • Ispat Inland (USA)
  • Jindal (India)
  • Voest Alpine...
  • Tata Steel Ltd.