Inside Advancing Foundry Technology

Prospect Foundry April 11, 2023

Foundries are rooted in history. The most basic machinations of the industry are essentially the same as they have been for hundreds of years. But while that is true, it does not mean that advancements haven’t been made. Even though there are many similarities between today’s foundries and those of yesteryear, plenty of advancements have been made in order to improve safety, productivity and efficiency. These advancements lead to higher quality parts that are shipped with greater ease. Foundries have had to evolve with the times and incorporate modern tech to continue providing the parts we need to keep our country moving forward.

Safety is Priority #1

The foundry floor is an inherently dangerous place. Because of this, every precaution must be taken to protect workers on the floor. A great way to enhance safety is to limit the exposure that workers have to hazardous situations by integrating automation and connectivity. Both aspects allow workers to complete their work from afar, keeping them safe throughout the day. Connectivity also can have a positive impact on productivity.

Productivity to Meet Demand

Improved connectivity between machinery can help boost productivity by strengthening the communication between each implement. However, this is not the only way to increase output. Technology has also progressed to the point where sensors can alert foundry workers to maintenance needs almost as soon as they arise. One of the more significant challenges to productivity is unscheduled downtime. Being able to conduct preventive maintenance ensures that both the machinery remains in operation and does so optimally. Improved communication and optimized maintenance proves that working smarter can truly reap trackable results.

Modern Tech for Nimble Fulfillment

Over the last few years, supply chain management has become a central point of focus for many organizations. Fulfilling timely delivery will help maintain your foundry’s sterling reputation. However, being unable to fulfill timely deliveries can spell disaster for your business. With so many factors in shipping affected by the pandemic, foundries were given an opportunity to overhaul their processes in order to become as efficient as possible in delivering finished parts to their strategic partners. Between batched runs and quick turnarounds, foundries have worked to be able to ship orders as quickly as possibly. This allows them to work with their shipping partners to ensure orders are picked up and en route to strategic clients with as little downtime as possible. 

We Have Optimized it All

By reorganizing how we source raw materials to optimizing our shipping processes, Prospect Foundry is committed to providing the absolute highest quality castings. We have built on our decades-long reputation of providing top notch castings by integrating technology that allows us to better serve our strategic partners. 

If your business is in need of a reliable, quality focused foundry to rely on, contact us today!

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