CastoLab® Services Workshops
We have the know-how to do the job right the first time, on time
Castolin Eutectic understands that many customers prefer to focus on their core activities and choose to subcontract their maintenance work, especially in periods of peak demand or during emergency shutdowns. In response to the changing needs of our customers, we have greatly expanded our network of specialty CastoLab® workshops to provide "turn-key" maintenance solutions.
Our large and well trained permanent team of technical specialists ensures rapid response and high quality workmanship. We can either do the work on-site or in our CastoLab® workshops. Castolin Eutectic has general purpose facilities in most countries. For example, we can handle individual work-pieces weighing up to 100 tons in our main Steel Industry CastoLab® in Belgium.
We have particular expertise in the following industries: Steel, Cement, Recycling, Oil well drilling, Mining, Glass, Pulp and Paper, Automobile, Tool and Die, Dredging.
Contact CastoLab® services
We are flexible
Depending on your request, the job can be undertaken in our own facilities, as well as at your plant. When your machinery is too large to be moved - for example, a large and expensive boiler, a vertical roller mill, a large presses – our CastoLab® Services maintenance experts will visit your premises to solve the problem on-site.
We are also able to handle the repair of major parts, for example individual work-pieces weighing up to 100 tons, and have successfully completed the on-site repair of vertical roller mills and kiln tyres in the cement industry, worldwide. Wearfacing projects like boiler coatings or large wearplate constructions are also part of our everyday work.
Coated Parts Production
Replacement components to maximise machinery service life
Castolin Eutectic also produces wear-resistant components to replace worn Original Equipment Manufacturers' parts. Based on our vast wear know how, these replacement components offer a significant wear-life improvement over the OEM parts. These longer-lasting parts permit plants to operate for significantly longer between shutdowns, with major cost savings in downtime, spare parts and plant efficiency.
Our CastoLabs have developed specific capabilities essential for ensuring the correct quality in terms of dimensions, tolerances and wear-resistance. Our procedures and equipment allow us to apply the ideal Castolin product to a range of components and also from single parts to 100,000 pieces per year.
Repair, rebuild & wearface
What we do best
Emergency repair: when an unforeseen emergency stops or limits your production, we have extensive experience to repair your parts in the shortest possible delay.
Standard repairs: cracks, breakage and wear can also cause leakages and losses of efficiency. In such instances, well documented repair procedures can be applied in a planned intervention on your parts.
Rebuilding dimensions: dimensional losses can cause vibration, noise and risk of damage to moving equipment. Our coating technologies are used to rebuild your equipment to original dimensions.
Wearfacing applications: preventive coating technology can be used to protect your parts from abrasion, erosion, corrosion, cavitation and adhesive wear. Wearfaced parts offer significantly enhanced service lifetimes.
Special joining: advances in metallurgical alloy development continuously offer improved performances and lifetime, but frequently with corresponding difficulty to join these metals. Our extensive applications knowledge can help you assemble these difficult to join materials.
Preventive coatings: are frequently applied on large surfaces in order to protect them from combinations of corrosion, erosion and abrasion.
Machine overhaul: including rebuilding dimensional tolerances, assembly re-alignment, incorporation of wearfaced surfaces and exchange of spare parts can be done in some of our specialized facilities.
Failure analysis: development of the optimal application for your problems starts with the proper analysis of the wear mechanisms involved.
Engineering & Machining
Unrivalled engineers & extensive know-how
Castolin Eutectic employs many engineers and technicians who are solely focused on solving your technical problems. Depending on workshop location, our engineers are able to design wearfacing protection into your parts, which means the easiest way for you to exploit life prolonging technology on your parts.
A variety of machining, milling, grinding, forming and shaping services are available.
What about norms?
Complying with latest ISO standards
In most countries around the world norms have been established for all types of materials and processes. These norms are needed for health and safety, as well as to establish certain mechanical and chemical properties. Castolin Eutectic is a supporter of norms and complies with norms such as EN Norms, DIN Norms, ISO Norms. Trio CastoLab in Norway is now ACHILLES approved. While flexibility is key for helping our customers, efficiency and lead-time are always in our focus. The culture of continuous improvement is rooted in our staff and founded on the 5S programs running in our CastoLabs. However, we would like to point out that, although norms are needed, not all products with the same norm are created equal. Castolin Eutectic has exceeded the industry norms for years in our demands for performance and security.