The Lucchini RS foundry is the biggest in Italy and among the foremost in Europe in terms of weight, size, technical complexity and quality of the steel castings it manufactures. A total molten steel capacity of 240 tonnes, a handling system sized to the pieces to carry, and large moulding pits make possible the production of castings up to 150 tonnes in weight.
Lucchini RS uses advanced software for planning the melting, casting and cooling processes.
Robotized cold trimming equipment, shot and sand blasting machines are available to give each casting the required surface condition.
The heat treatment furnaces are equipped with automatic temperature programming, control and recording systems.
Machining set-up includes large vertical lathes, mobile-upright milling-boring machines, horizontal lathes and special lathes for deep boring, all with numerical control to guarantee the utmost precision.