Post from Cast Metal Times April/May 2002
Gibson Centri-Tech Ltd is recognised as one of the world’s leading exponents of centrifugal casting technology. With more than 30 years experience, the company has remained at the forefront of developments in the design and manufacture of centrifugal casting systems, approved to ISO 9001:1994.
Gibson Centri-Tech’s recognised strengths – experience, innovation and quality – are combined with a wide diversity of foundry knowledge enabling the company to fully understand and fulfil customer’s needs wherever they are located in the world.
Gibson Centri-Tech can design both horizontal and vertical axis machines capable of producing components in most metals and alloys weighing anything from a few grammes to several tonnes for the most cost effective implementation of customers requirements.
The company can also offer a full plant layout and foundry design service using the latest technology.
Post from Cast Metal Times October/November 2001
Gibson Centri-Tech Ltd manufactures a large range of centrifugal casting machinery supplying customers worldwide. Part of the company’s production is devoted to equipment that manufactures cylinder liners for use with internal combustion engines.
The decisions on which equipment to purchase to produce centrifugal casting machinery items are finally made by the end user in consultation with the supplier.
Many factors have to be considered when selecting equipment to produce cast iron cylinder liners, these include: volume of castings to be produced; size range; type and profile; metallurgical requirements and system of production; level of automation and labour costs.
Post from Cast Metal Times October/November 2002
Gibson Centri-Tech is a world leader in the production of centrifugal casting equipment. Martin Gibson, managing director of the company, discusses the process and its best applications.
It has long been known that good castings are free from porosity, mainly caused by shrinkage and gas entrapment. By its nature the centrifugal casting process can substantially reduce and in most cases eliminate these defects.
The benefits of the process is that the casting is subject to force during solidification causing low density constituents to migrate into the bore of the casting. Directional solidification as a result of the progressive cooling of the casting from the outside surface towards the bore also contributes to the casting quality.