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Cast Iron vs. Fabricated Steel: The CFM Difference

The one on the left costs 50% less than the one on the right.

What's the Difference?

Cast Iron Fabricated Steel

Cast Iron Can Offer Some Big Benefits To Your Production*

FEWER NUMBER OF PARTS

There are far fewer parts required to build our cast iron example. That means you can save the cost of inventory, and precutting all the parts needed to build the fabricated model.

FAR LESS LABOR

Cast body and rotor require much less labor time, and eliminate the labor-intensive fabrication process.

INCREASED PERCEIVED VALUE

Castings have an inherent appearance of strength and ruggedness, a value-added feature to sell your customer.

TOP PERFORMANCE

The performance and durability of a cast iron rotary airlock is equal to or better than one made of fabricated steel.

LONG RUN ECONOMY

Castings can have a big advantage over fabrication when quantities are sufficient.

* These comparisons do not include the cost of material cutting, storage, and inventory for fabrication, or pattern costs for castings. They also assume that bearings, seals, machining, and assembly would be the same on cast and fabricated examples.

LET CFM HELP YOU CUT COSTS, IMPROVE PRODUCTION

  • We're small enough to handle your special projects, yet large enough to fill your production needs.
  • Our expert pattern builders can provide new patterns, or rework your current ones as needed.
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