Main production areas
Currently, the production can be devided into two main areas:
- The production of sintered mechanical components which are manufactured according to the customer’s design.
- The production of pneumatic components of own design which are commercialized through the SAS catalogues.
The sintered mechanical components are used in widespread areas of industry (automotive industry, agricultural machines, locks, household electrical appliances, automation, military applications, gears, self lubricated bearings, etc.). The raw used materials are powders of different steels, stainless steel, bronze, brass, aluminium as well as advanced materials like Somaloy.
At SAS Forlì, the activity mainly focuses on the production and the assembly of the pneumatic components as well as on the mechanical finishing of sintered parts which were manufactured in other plants of the group.
In this plant you can also find the central store of all the standard pneumatic components which are commercialized in more then 70 countries all over the world.
At SAS Bologna, the sintered components (small, medium and large series) are manufactured. In addition, the sintering of components in Stainless Steel is performed using a vacuum furnace, fully automatic.
Furthermore, there is an independent area which produces tools used to press sintered components and which takes care of the maintenance of thees tools.
At SAS France di Saulieu the sintered components (medium and large series) are manufactured, beeing this unit fully automated.