In Itap there are 87 transfers and 70 automatic assembly lines.
In order to accommodate all these machines and many others present in the company, Itap spreads over a total of almost 40,000 m2, divided between the Lumezzane plant and the Rodengo Saiano plant.
Each department has its own well-defined spaces based on characteristics and production needs, and both detachments have offices that perform various functions.
HOW IS A VALVE MADE TODAY? It all starts with the raw material: brass, a metal alloy of copper and zinc that bodies and sleeves are made of. Brass, cut into pieces and heated to 850 , is moulded into blanks. Let’s discover all the steps.
1 — SANDBLASTING AND NICKEL PLATING 2 — BODY AND SLEEVE TURNING 3 — STEMS TURNING 4 — BALL MACHINING 5 — ASSEMBLY