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SinterCast: SinterCast launches new Ladle Tracker(TM) technology at Annual Shareholder Meeting

SinterCast launches new Ladle Tracker

technology at Annual Shareholder Meeting

* Unique foundry technology for process optimisation, quality control and
* Applicable to grey iron, ductile iron, Compacted Graphite Iron and
non-ferrous foundries
* First system in use for high volume series production at Tupy Saltillo
foundry, Mexico

Every Ladle, Every Minute

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| RFID Tags affixed to ladles RFID Antennae located at key positions in the foundry |
| For photos, see Press Release PDF |

(Stockholm, 19 May 2016)
- Following successful product development and the commissioning of the first
series production installation at the Tupy foundry in Saltillo, Mexico,
SinterCast today takes the opportunity of its Annual General Meeting to
formally launch its new Ladle TrackerTMtechnology.

The SinterCast Ladle TrackerTMtechnology monitors and records the progress of
each ladle as it progresses through the foundry. A robust Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) tag is affixed to each ladle and RFID reader antennae
are installed at key locations throughout the foundry, such as furnace
tapping, treatment stations and pouring. The Ladle TrackerTMtechnology
documents the time of the ladle at every position; ensures that every ladle
reports to every step in the process; and, ensures that each step is
completed within the allocated time. Peripheral information can also be
incorporated into the process database, including temperatures, ladle weight,
wirefeeding results and chemistry. The flexible hardware platform can be
configured to suit the layout, process flow, and production volume of any
type of foundry, in the cast iron industry or beyond. The main features and
process opportunities of the Ladle TrackerTMtechnology include:

| Process Security: Real-time process control to ensure that every ladle reports to every station |
| and that time limits are adhered to, including automated lock-outs. |
| Process Optimisation: Daily, weekly and/or monthly reports of ladle movement to identify where and |
| why ladles drop-out of the process and to identify and resolve process |
| bottlenecks. |
| Process Improvement Establish production KPIs to link operator performance directly to |
|: productivity and to quantitatively measure process improvements. |
| Process Traceability Ladle movement and process data (temperatures, weights, chemistries, |
|: wirefeeder data) can be uploaded to the foundry database for process |
| traceability and customer assurance. No information is stored on the RFID |
| Tag. |
| Remote Office Display Foundry supervisors and managers can view real-time process data on |
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| remote computers via internal network connections. |
"The Ladle TrackerTMtechnology provides a new opportunity for foundry managers
to measure, control and improve process flow and productivity" said Dr Steve
Dawson, President&CEO of SinterCast. "Our longstanding focus on Compacted
Graphite Iron (CGI) process control has led to our company mantra: "you can't
control what you can't measure". Now, we are bringing new measurement
capability to other areas of the foundry to improve process control,
productivity and confidence. We look forward to introducing the Ladle
TrackerTMtechnology, both as a complement to our core CGI technology and as a
stand-alone product to provide additional insight and assurance for foundry

For more information:

| Dr. Steve Dawson |
| President&CEO |
| SinterCast AB (publ) |
| Tel: +46 8 660 7750 |
| e-mail: |
is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the reliable
high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least 75%
higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the
fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows
engine designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while
reducing engine size, weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology,
with 44 installations in 13 countries, is primarily used for the production
of petrol and diesel engine cylinder blocks and exhaust components for
passenger vehicles, medium-duty and heavy-duty cylinder blocks and heads for
commercial vehicles, and industrial power engine components for marine, rail,
off-road and stationary engine applications. SinterCast's series production
components range from 2 kg to 9 tonnes, all using the same proven process
control technology. The SinterCast share is quoted on the Small Cap segment
of the Stockholm NASDAQ OMX stock exchange (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more


Press Release PDF


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: SinterCast via Globenewswire


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