About Us

Berne Enterprises, Inc. – Quality Shell Molded Castings To ALL Your Specifications!
Serving Satisfied Customers Since 1962

FACILITIES & SERVICES

  • PATTERNS: New Construction or Adaptation to shell process. Pattern Repair.
  • ENGINEERING SERVICE: Pattern Design; Casting Layout.
  • MOLDING: Automatic Shell Process; Bench Shell – limited to samples and experimental.
  • CORE MAKING: Automatic Shell Process; Bench Shell – limited to samples and experimental.
  • MELTING: Electric Coreless Induction (4 units).
  • HEAT TREATING: Annealing, Normalizing, Quench and Temper.
  • LABORATORY: Inspection and Test; Chemical Certifications; BHN Hardness.
  • PRICE QUOTATIONS: Send/Fax/Email print and/or sample with estimated weight (if known) for prompt responses.

FOUNDRY & CASTINGS PRODUCED

  • Jobbing through Production; Light Shell Molded Casting; (oz. – 300 lbs.).
  • Primary Steel Cast
  • Cast Carbon Steel
  • Low and High Alloys
  • Specialty Steel
  • Ductile Iron
  • Cast Iron
  • Austinetic Manganese

ORDER VOLUME

  • One Piece to Several Thousand.

EQUIPMENT

MELTING EQUIPMENT

  • 2 Ajax 4000# 1100KW Induction Units Model M-70010
  • 1 Ajax 2000# 700KW Induction Melting Unit
  • 1 Ajax 1000# 700KW Induction Melting Unit

SHELL MOLDING EQUIPMENT

  • 3 Shalco 30″ X 40″ Auto Shell Machines
  • 5 Shalco 20″ X 30″ Auto Shell Machines
  • 1 Hand Shell Molding Machine
  • 3 Shalco Model 30″ X 40″ B Glue Dispensing Mold Presses
  • 7 Shalco Model 20″ X 30″ B Glue Dispensing Mold Presses
  • 2 Redford HS16RA Core Blowers
  • 1 Redford HP44 Core Blowers
  • 3 Redford HP43 Core Blowers
  • 1 Redford HS22RA Core Blowers

HEAT TREAT EQUPMENT

  • 1 GE Natural Gas Batch Oven
  • 1 Surface Combustion Corporation Batch Oven
  • 1 Westinghouse Electric Batch Oven
  • 1 North American Gas Batch Oven
  • 1 Oil Quench Tank
  • 1 Water Quench Tank
  • 1 Polymer Quench Tank with Self Unloader
  • 2 Leed & Northrup Recording Graphs
  • 2 Leed & Northrup Digital Temperature Controllers

LABORATORY & TESTING EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Baird Pectrovac 1000 (22 Element) Spectrometer
  • 1 Bosch and Laumb Microscope
  • 2 Brinell Hardness Testers
  • 1 Magnetic Particle Machine – Magna Check