There is nothing more exciting than the sound of 13 axle trucks and cranes unloading new equipment. In the photo above, clamp end of our new 1250 ton casting machine looks like a toy sitting atop this massive rig. However, don't let this picture fool you. This machine increases our 1200 ton capacity at our Twinsburg, Ohio casting plant. ITL Machinery Services performed many upgrades to the machine including a Visi-Trak HMI with shot control and Olmstead valve. The machine is extraordinarily energy efficient and quiet. It uses servo motors to drive the pumps which only operate when pressure is needed. We're also installing an energy efficient gas furnace in this cell. It uses a recuperative burner which preheats the combustion air with exhaust gases. This will be the most energy efficient cell we have installed to date. The machine will be completely automated with a Fanuc 6-axis robot. We plan to have this machine operational later this summer.