VAC AERO’s Kalisz, Poland Operation Receives EU Grant to Expand Services. VAC AERO Kalisz Sp. z o.o. recently received a grant equivalent to approximately $400K CDN from the European Union Sectoral Operational Program for the Improvement of the Competitiveness of Enterprises. The grant application was based on expanding special process capabilities for the heat treating […]
VAC AERO has successfully completed the installation and start up of a a Dibalog Energy Optimisation System (EOS) at its Oakville, Ontario heat treating facility which operates more than two dozen vacuum and atmosphere furnaces.
The EOS is designed to reduce the Oakville plant’s total peak electrical demand. In many jurisdictions peak demand is the highest average demand in any fifteen minute time span during the billing period. In Ontario, Canada, peak demand is used to calculate the delivery charge at Oakville Hydro. (Consumption is independent of the peak demand and is billed as a different line item on the bill). Therefore, since a significant portion of the plant’s electrical energy costs are determined by its peak demand, electrical energy costs can be significantly reduced by lowering this peak demand value…read more.
Case Study to be published in Industrial Heating Magazine. In June, a case study based on first-year results of the dibalog EOS implementation at VAC AERO will be published in Industrial Heating Magazine’s “Energy-Conservation Focus” issue.
VAC AERO’s Oakville Thermal Processing Division has undertaken a major re-organization effort to further improve production efficiency. The project includes building renovations for expansion of manufacturing space combined with equipment re-locations and new equipment additions to improve part flow and reduce turn-around-times. All changes have been carefully planned using lean manufacturing concepts. In close cooperation […]
VAC AERO will be installing another large vacuum oil quench furnace which will be the fourth such furnace in operation at its Oakville, Ontario Thermal Processing facility. The new furnace is required to accommodate the continuing strong demand for VAC AERO’s vacuum oil quench process. It will be used for vacuum hardening of large aircraft […]
VAC AERO’s Boucherville, Quebec facility has long held thermal spray and inorganic paint approvals for a variety of coating applications. Recently, the facility has become approved for a complementary grinding capability that allows it to act as a one-stop shop for applying and finishing chrome oxide coatings and paint used on turbine shafts and seal runners. […]
Kalisz, Poland (March 28, 2008).
In the last 15 years Poland has seen considerable direct investment by American, Canadian, and Western European aerospace companies. During the pre-1990 Soviet years, Poland was one of the main centers of Soviet Bloc aerospace activity. After the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, Polish skilled labor and engineering resources, experienced and competitively priced, were underutilized. Since the entry of several large companies (Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Pratt and Whitney America, EADS, Goodrich, and others) in this region, special processes became one of the bottlenecks of the Polish aerospace market.
VAC AERO’s Coatings division recently received six new approvals from Rolls-Royce Canada for thermal spray and inorganic paint coatings. The facility was qualified to the stringent standards of RPS 300, 392 and 427 for plasma spray coatings and RPS 666, 666/1 and 666/4 for inorganic paint coatings. Beginning in February 2008, these coatings will be applied to large compressor casings for industrial turbine engines.
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