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Five Reasons Why Companies Bring Vacuum Impregnation Equipment In-house

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jan 06, 2021 @ 01:21 PM

The beginning of the 21st Century was a turning point for vacuum impregnation equipment. In two decades, considerable improvements have been made in impregnation technology that has been unchanged since the 1950s. Since the early 2000s, many companies have brought redesigned and modern equipment in-house.


The five main reasons why companies bring vacuum impregnation in-house are:

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Eliminating the 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing with Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

Waste is any activity that consumes resources but brings no product value. Eliminating non-value, unnecessary waste is crucial for a company's success. If not removed, waste can lower profitability, increase costs, decrease quality, and lower employee satisfaction.

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How IoT is Used in Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Apr 03, 2020 @ 10:01 AM

In a quest to increase competitiveness, automotive OEMs are seeking ways to reduce costs, more effectively manage operations, and improve quality. Many have adopted the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help them achieve these objectives.

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Case Study: Improving Vacuum Impregnation Production Flow

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

An effective production flow involves work stations and equipment to be arranged in a sequence that supports a smooth flow of parts and materials with minimal delays. Implementing an efficient production flow leads to increased production and flexibility, as well as a reduction in capital requirements.

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Video: Continuous Advanced Powertrain Impregnation (CAPI) Walk Around

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Jan 06, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Godfrey & Wing’s Continuous Advanced Powertrain Impregnation system (CAPI) allows high volume OEM and suppliers to have the benefits of vacuum impregnation in a simple, easy to use machine.  In this short video, Johnny Impreg shows how this system is one of the fastest and safest at sealing die casting leak paths.

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Case Study: Enabling Continuous Flow Manufacturing

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Nov 05, 2019 @ 09:03 AM


Productivity and quality are keys to the success of any continuous flow production philosophy. However, vacuum impregnation systems have remained antiquated, which causes production and quality issues in modern manufacturing environments. Hence their absence from most continuous flow production plans.

Such is the case of a vertically integrated automotive OEM. This company had an outdated vacuum impregnation system that did not meet their continuous flow strategy. The division that operates the vacuum impregnation system pours the metal, machines, and assembles components to produce finished engines.

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Case Study: Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness with Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 01:08 PM

As manufacturing equipment ages, the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) decreases. A company that fails to invest in equipment, will not be able to meet demand or produce a quality product, thus potentially losing its competitive edge. Companies who want to succeed in this landscape are identifying equipment investment opportunities to keep production moving and while producing a quality product.

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Video: HVLV Walk Around

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

The HVLV vacuum impregnation system allows OEMs, contract manufacturers, die casters and foundries to have the benefits of vacuum impregnation in a simple, easy to use machine. In this video, John Halladay (aka Johnny Impreg) will show you some of his favorite features on how the system efficiently and effectively seals porosity while eliminating the costs and risk of outsourcing.


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Case Study: How Portable Equipment Solved Production Capacity Issues

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 01:36 PM

The casting industry is in a transitional period adjusting to new trends and products. Manufacturers require flexibility in their equipment to account for shorter program life cycles while still being able to be competitive. In many instances this requires assets to be spread across multiple programs. It is a landscape that rewards companies who identify opportunities to adapt to the changing circumstances. One example is a case where vacuum impregnation requirements unexpectedly and suddenly increased in one manufacturer's location while another of its locations had underutilized impregnation capacity.  

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Useful Lessons from Henry Ford about Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Jan 04, 2019 @ 02:50 PM

As manufacturing equipment ages, the maintenance and repair (MRO) of the equipment increases while the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) decreases. Given this, companies must decide while bidding on new projects:  “Use the aged equipment and invest in MRO while accepting a lower OEE” or “Invest in new equipment using the latest technology and generate a higher OEE.” 

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