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The FOREVA Foundry


The FOREVA foundry is an integral part of REVA SA Simeria - a company with an extensive tradition for conducting maintenance works for freight wagons, repairing and manufacturing subassemblies and spare parts for rolling stock.


1. Products :
 

sabotSemi-finished cast products from gray and light alloy cast iron, with the weight between 1 kg - 4000 kg, designed for:

  • Spare parts for rolling stock: brake shoes for freight wagons and locomotives;
  • Spare parts for general industrial use: casings for electric engines or inverters, lids, belt pulleys, brake washers, bushings, piston bodies, counterweights, cinder collectors - slag vats, grilles and reinforcements for various types of heating ovens, etc;
  • Cast parts for utility use: bench legs, ornamental poles, grilles for trees, etc;

 

Semi-finished cast products from carbon and light alloy steel, with the weight between 1 kg - 4000 kg, designed for:

  • spare parts for general industrial use: bearing bodies, rolling wheels, lids, cable rolls, drums, half-couplings, brake shoes, etc.

    The cast parts are made both with the customer’s foundry molds and with our own foundry molds constructed by agreed suppliers

 
2. Facilities:

 

 The facilities of the FOREVA foundry ensure the execution of cast part both on medium and large scale, on the mechanized molding line, and as unique sets or small series, using the procedures for manual molding.

These are:

  • Induction melting oven, capacity 1000 kg, alternative operation - 2 pcs;
  • Induction melting oven, capacity 5000 kg - 1 pc;
  • EIRICH blade mixer, capacity 640 kg - 1 pc;
  • HAMMERS mixer - 1 pc;
  • Preparation station for the molding mixture - 1 pc;
  • HWS - HSP2 molding machine- 1 pc;
  • Eccentric knockout machine, capacity 7.5 t - 1 pc;
  • Pellet sandblasting room with WHEELABRATOR SMARTLINE turbines - 1 pc;
  • Pellet sandblasting room with band - 1 pc;
  • Double bench grinder PD 500 - 4 pcs;
  • 20 t travelling crane - 1 pc;
  • 5 t travelling crane - 1 pc;
  • 50 t weighbridge - 1 pc;
  • Forklift with a maximum load of 3500 kg - 1 pc.

 

3. Quality assurance:

The FOREVA foundry has implemented and observes the procedures of the Integrated management system, SR EN ISO 9001 – 2015 and SR OHSAS 18001 – 2008. In its existing structure it has a Laboratory-QC department, authorized by the Romanian Railway Authority - AFER, which conducts the following:
  • The determination of the chemical composition of the samples collected from the batches prepared from cast iron and steel with the SPECTROMAXX spectral metal analyzer with Fe base;
  • The grinding and polishing of samples in order to determine the chemical composition of the metallic structure with the MECAPOL P 262 Polishing machine;
  • Cutting of samples with the MECATOME T 255/300 cut-off machine;
  • The determination of the hardness of the cast parts with the Brinnel TH 600 Hardness tester;
  • Impact testing, on the bench, of the brake shoes for the rolling stock;
  • The determination of the metallographic structure of the cast parts using the GX41 OLYMPUS metal analysis microscope;
  • Dimensional checking with the mechanical calipers from 0 - 500 mm, accuracy of 0.05 mm and with the mechanical calipers from 0 - 200 mm, accuracy of 0.05 mm.;
The calibration of the devices is done on time, either by the National Metrology Institute or its certified partners, or by the company’s own Metrology Laboratory.
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4. Authorizations, Certifications
 
  • Authorization as a railway supplier for cast iron and steel castings issued by the Romanian Railway Authority - AFER;
  • Authorization for conducting tests and checks specific to the railway products in the Laboratory-QC department, issued by AFER;
  • Technical railway homologation certificate for locomotive brake shoes, type LE, LDE and LDH issued by AFER;
  • CE type testing certificate for wagon brake shoes issued by ONFR-AFER;
  • Certificate for the approval of the Quality Management System issued by ONFR-AFER.
 
5. Foundry customers
 
  • S.I.R.V. CARANSEBES
  • SIRV MARASESTI SA
  • SERVTRANS MENTENANCE SRL
  • GRUP FEROVIAR ROMAN SA
  • CALEA FERATA INGUSTA SRL
  • ATELIERELE CFR GRIVITA SA
  • HAMMERER ALUMINIUM INDUSTRIES SRL
  • ELECTROPUTERE VFU PASCANI SA
  • ARCELORMITTAL HUNEDOARA SA
  • RELOC SA
  • PACEHANA PIESE TURNATE SRL