Frazier and Frazier Replaces Molding Machine with FBOV

In the spring of 2021, Frazier & Frazier Industries purchased an FBOV 24x30 flaskless molding machine. The foundry, which was established in 1972, is an ISO 9001:2015 registered gray and ductile iron facility located in Central Texas.

While understanding that quality, on-time delivery and cost competitiveness drive the industrial marketplace, Frazier & Frazier also works to augment that with a high level of customer service and responsiveness to short fused demand.

Frazier first purchased molding and core machines from Sinto back in the late 80s and 90s. With the FBOV purchase in 2021, Frazier was looking to replace its older molding machine purchased in 1999. The new build/design of the FBOV fit into the original footprint where the older machine was.

This FBOV is one of six FBOV machines in North America. It has a mold height from cope of 9 in. and mold height to drag of 12 in. The average maximum mold rate (without core setting) is 90/molds hour, and the molding system uses an edge blow + squeeze. 

Frazier’s first production run on the FBOV was in April 2022. Since then, Frazier has seen savings through decreased mechanical downtown and reduced scrap. With the new industry 4.0 Sinto Smart Foundry Integration, Frazier has had a much easier time trouble shooting machine issues. 

“One improvement area for us has been overall quality of our castings,” said Edward Frazier, vice president. “We have seen vast improvements in the overall finish and tolerance of the castings by replacing the older machine.”

“It was nice working with the Frazier and Frazier team on this project. With other options in the market for molding equipment, I am proud that Frazier and Frazier chose to stay with Sinto for their new molding machine,” said Brady Marshall, Sinto regional sales manager. “I am excited about the future of the foundry and look forward to continuing the relationship and supporting them.”