Success story from Kasturi Foundry, Kolhapur

Kasturi Foundry (Unit 1, Kagal) Boosts Productivity with Wheelabrator SRD 380-wheel parts

Kasturi Foundry, a prominent member of the Zanvar Group, had long been a key user of the DISA FLEX moulding line with a Non-Norican Shot blast machine. They had a reputation for producing high-quality castings, but their shot blast machine was underperforming, leading to a significant drop in productivity. The situation was causing frustration among the team, and something needed to change.

Recognizing the urgency, DISA India's aftermarket team decided to step in. They audited the shot blast machine thoroughly, aiming to uncover the root causes of its deteriorating health. During the inspection, it became clear that the use of parts from other suppliers was a major factor contributing to the machine's woes.

The DISA team then presented a potential solution that caught the attention of Kasturi's management: a performance study comparing Wheelabrator parts, particularly their SRD380 wheel blades, to those from other manufacturers. The results of this study were eye-opening.

"The decision to switch to Wheelabrator parts was a turning point for us. It significantly improved our shot blast machine's performance and, as a result, our overall productivity. We are grateful to the DISA India team for identifying the root cause and proposing Wheelabrator as the solution. It's a success story that has made a real impact on our operations."


– Mr. Devidas Dagadu Joshi, Foundry Fettling In-charge, Kasturi Foundry, Unit 1, Kagal.

The Wheelabrator SRD380 wheel blade outperformed its competitors by a substantial margin. In fact, it doubled the blade life when compared to the other options. With Wheelabrator parts in place, the shot blast machine at Kasturi Foundry underwent a remarkable transformation. Productivity levels surged, and the foundry's reputation for quality and efficiency was quickly restored. The decision to go with Wheelabrator parts not only resolved their productivity issues but also positioned them for continued success in their industry.

Kasturi Foundry's experience serves as a testament to the power of collaboration, expert guidance, and the difference that the right choice of components can make in the world of manufacturing. This success story is a reminder that sometimes, a single decision can be the catalyst for a significant positive change in a company's fortunes.

Kasturi Foundry's success story is a testament to the power of making the right choices in the world of industrial operations. The decision to switch to Wheelabrator's superior parts not only resolved a persistent problem but also elevated their productivity to new heights. It's a shining example of how collaboration between industry leaders can lead to remarkable success, benefiting all involved parties.

Team Involved:

DISA India Limited, Region: IMEA

  • DISA Aftermarket: Girish Raju
  • Distributor: Foundry Equipment Engineer, Kolhapur

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