DISA is the leading global provider of innovative foundry technology.
DISA develops and manufactures a complete range of metal casting production solutions for the ferrous and non-ferrous foundry industries. A long-standing tradition of innovation, reliability and commitment to providing its customers with competitive business value results in DISA today enjoying the trust and loyalty of leading foundries all over the world.
Broadest Industry Offer
DISA’s moulding product portfolio comprises vertical (DISAMATIC®), match plate (DISA MATCH) and horizontal (DISA FLEX) green sand moulding systems. For many customers the company provides complete integrated foundry lines which, in addition to the moulding technology platforms, include complete sand plants, conveyor systems, cooling drums, cleaning solutions, CIM modules and core machine plants.
Following the merger with Wheelabrator in 2009, the DISA shot blast offer was rebranded "Wheelabrator", you will find all information relating to surface preparation/shotblast technology in the Wheelabrator section of the site.
Which type of moulding technology is best for you?
The choice of moulding technology generally comes down to size and geometrical complexity of the part being created versus the desired production volume.
Vertical moulding technology is predominately suited for high volume, high precision castings. DISA’s vertical moulding offer is the best in the industry. With 1,450 vertical moulding machines installed in the market since the introduction of the DISAMATIC® in 1964, DISA remains the partner of choice for customers throughout the world. This installed base is second to none.
Match plate moulding machines are typically the preferred option for foundries desiring more flexibility in their offer. Foundries using match plate technology place an emphasis on quick changeover cycles to serve a very broad customer base on a make‐to‐order basis. They compete on speed to market and the ability to produce a wide range of products on their moulding platform. To address this increasing need in the market, DISA developed the flaskless DISA MATCH technology in 2000.
Horizontal moulding machines tend to be the technology of choice for lower volume, larger castings. Foundries using horizontal technology often produce large, heavy and geometrically complex parts (boiler elements, engine blocks, gear boxes, etc.) on relatively low volume requirements. In 2004 DISA introduced the FLEX flask line to meet the needs of this critical market segment.
Complete Moulding Line Expertise
A Tradition of Innovation
Throughout its long history in moulding technology, DISA has continuously developed and brought to market high‐quality innovative solutions to the foundry industry. DISA’s machines have more up‐time, lower maintenance costs and a higher degree of automation when compared to alternative offers.
A history of innovation confirms this trend:
1900 Formation of the company
1961 Purchase of patent for vertical moulding machine
1964 First DISAMATIC 2011 sold
1974 Introduction of PLC control systems to replace mechanical controls
1977 Introduction of double sided mould squeeze
1986 First DISAMATIC 2110 sold
1992 DISA Low pressure Aluminium process developed
1999 First new generation DISA 230 sold
2000 Introduction of DISA match plate
2002 Introduction of automatic mould handling
2003 Introduction of DISA 280, world largest vertical moulding machine
2004 Introduction of FLEX flask line
2004 Introduction of TOPS service and maintenance agreement programme
2005 First DISA 130 medium capacity moulding machine sold
2005 Introduction of remote diagnostics for online troubleshooting
2007 First DISA 231 sold
2008 Introduction of new large MATCH platform
2010 Introduction of DISA MATCH 24/28
2011 Introduction of DISA 231 Fast
2011 Introduction of DISA 280-C
2012 First DISA line with double index sold
With a dedication to a structured and disciplined R&D programme, DISA continues to reinforce its technical pre-eminence as the global leader in moulding machines:
- 1900‐ year of establishment
- 97 current and active patent filings
- 2,200 installed moulding machines