Lee Brass owns more than
130 DISA 2110 Patterns
A DISAMATIC® 2110 MK3, located in the
foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Annis-
ton, Alabama, produces 24 half-inch drop
ear elbow castings every 12.84 seconds. The
pouring time is 7.2 seconds.
Lee Brass, although not the largest producer
of brass in the United States, claims to be the
best in the business. Plumbing and Industrial
suppliers throughout the United States rely
on the quality and the fact that each fitting is
pressure tested before it leaves the factory.
From the modest beginning producing a
single product 87 years ago, Lee Brass has
grown into one of the largest brass foundries
in the world. 428,000 square feet under roof
situated on 138.5 acres. They claim to be the
only brass foundry that has an on-site smelter
to melt its own ingots.
Lee Brass is a diversified company participat-
ing in the following markets: Plumbing &
Industrial PVF, Marine, Commercial OEM and
Water Meters. Many of the items that run on
the DISA are for use in the U. S. Navy Ship-
building program that requires a very high
standard of quality.
Thorough homework convinced Lee Brass that a DISAMATIC® molding
machine was the best solution. And after a smooth installation, it was regular
service together with superior DISA vertical molding technology that ensured
a constantly top-tuned molding line and an ROI inside three years.
ROI within three years
The Lee Brass DISAMATIC® 2110 MK3 Right
Hand installation includes a Core Setter,
and a 15 meter Automatic Mold Conveyor
(AMC). “Before installing the DISAMATIC®
2110 MK3 in 1999, we visited several other
brass foundries around the world,” says
Vice President of Operations, David Smith.
“We did our homework because it was a
monumental change for us to switch to the
vertical process. It was not without some
struggles in the beginning, but we’re glad
we did. We needed a ROI in three years and
the DISAMATIC® was the only machine that
could compete on payback. Environmentally