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Corry Forge Company Commissions Advanced NDT Solution - author: Jeff Nystrom
ECF participating in 2012 MINExpo International Conference in Las Vegas - author: Kathy Saunders
The Corry Forge Company today announced the commissioning of an advanced NDT system for the ultrasonic testing of high-performance forged components. The new system integrates automated ultrasonic testing with an authenticated electronic record of the inspection procedures and material condition. The ability to permanently document both inspection results as well as testing parameters in a verifiable format, offers a new level of reliability, efficiency, and confidence in the sourcing of forged components for critical applications.
The system is capable of performing both conventional and multi-phased array ultrasonic inspection procedures. It is configured to simultaneously scan and process the signals from multiple transducers, allowing for comprehensive single-pass efficiency. A flexible range of testing parameters and transducer options are available with the system to meet the most demanding customer specifications. Advanced software allows synchronized scanning to insure continuity, coverage, overlap, and travel throughout the procedure. The data from the inspection and testing parameters are transcribed to a single extensible file for remote witness and permanent archive.
"This system represents the new standard for establishing product compliance and integrity in components that operate under continuous conditions of high-speed, high-pressure, and high-stress,” said Jeff Nystrom, Vice President, Corry Forge Company. "Our leadership with this technology is consistent with our goal of being the reliable forging supplier of choice for our customers."
The Corry Forge Company, a division of the Ellwood City Forge and member of the Ellwood Group, Inc., is an integrated producer of critical-application forged components for the nuclear, power generation, oil & gas and aerospace industries.
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS!! - author: K. Saunders
MINExpo® is widely recognized as the premier exposition of mining equipment and services in the world, featuring a wide range of new product introductions and exhibits of some of the largest mining equipment. The 2012 MINExpo International Concerence is sponsored by the National Mining Association.
Please visit Ellwood Group, Inc. at MinExpo 2012
Booth # 25052
Ellwood City Forge commissions new press shop - author: K. Saunders
On May 10, 1910, the Ellwood Citizen newspaper announced the closure of Frankford Steel Company, a hammer forging shop located in Ellwood City. Brothers David and Jonathan Evans were employees of the company as managers in the machine shop and forge shop.
In June 1910, with $25,000 capital and a vision to the future, the brothers founded Ellwood City Forge in the former Frankford Steel plant. From modest beginnings, Ellwood City Forge now employs over 300 people and serves customers in many industries around the world.
Technology and equipment have changed dramatically over the past 100 years - our quality, the speed of our delivery, and the on-time reliability of our delivery date promise continue to distinguish ECF from our competition. We continually monitor technological advancements and industry trends so that we can make proper investments in equipment, processes, and employees to meet the needs of our customers now and in the future.
September, 2008. Ellwood City Forge commissioned a new, 40/45 mN open die press shop at its Ellwood Mill Products division in New Castle, PA. The shop includes:5000T press manufactured by Danieli Breda, Milan, Italy75 ton-capacity mobile manipulator manufactured by Dango & Dienenthal, Siegen, Germany85 ton-capacity overhead cranesfour ingot reheat furnaces.
The four post forging press is equipped with an automated, eight-station tool change system, shifting table and rotating upper tool. It is capable of planishing up to 150 strokes per minute. The shop forges ingots up to 75 tons in weight. In addition the new EMP shop includes:six car bottom heat treat furnacestwo 80,000 gallon, agitated quench tanks, one with polymer quenchant and one with water, capable of treating parts up to 40 feet in length