Next to the existing system, BMW built one of the most modern core moulding facilities in the automobile industry in 2012, where it has been producing motor and vehicle components since mid-2013.
For the new shop as well as for the existing core shop, Th. Scholten GmbH & Co. KG provided an overall concept using modern wear protection technology: Pipelines with a highly wear resistant ceramic lining made of SC-alumina ceramic, through which the sand for the moulds flows in the core shop of the factory from the silos to the core shooters.
The management were pleased to state: “We were able to convince the decision-makers at the BMW headquarters in Munich of our complex wear protection concept, and thus convince them of our competence and reliability. BMW received everything it needed from one company: from consulting, analysis, planning, and production of the wear-resistant pipelines (approx. 4,000 parts) and delivery of the control cabinets with software and visualization to installation and commissioning at the site in Landshut.
The pipelines are equipped with early warning leakage detection system developed by Scholten that, thanks to a special software tool, immediately reports leaks digitally and enables them to be visualized on a screen.