Ellwood National Crankshaft Nears Completion of Two Major Projects
In April of 2005, Ellwood National Crankshaft will introduce an upgraded stacker crane for its Loewy Press. The Loewy, a unique 4000 t, horizontal, multidirectional, closed die press, is used to forge continuous grain flow crankshafts, and the US$650 000 upgraded stacker crane will increase the production capacity of the Press substantially.
In addition, a rebuilt and upgraded FKW 240 GFM crankshaft milling machine will be installed and tested in May of this year, with the first production run scheduled for June. The US$800 000 investment, which includes new CNC controls that allow for faster changeovers and increased versatility, will increase ENC's rough milling capacity.