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Rotary Drum General Kinematics, Crystal Lake,


Illinois, displayed a rotary drum from its Ducta-Series. Tis line of shakeout equipment was recently expanded to include the SL Line as well as replace- ment drum bodies and liner systems to retrofit into existing installations from other suppliers. GK analyzed the traditional drum design offered in the marketplace and utilized user feedback to improve or eliminate inherent design and maintenance issues.


Shakeout Drum General Kinematics also showed off


its Vibra-Drum sand and casting pro- cessors. Tis two-mass system reduces sand lumps to original grain size and escalates shakeout sand temperatures without damaging castings.


Rotary Drum Didion International, St. Peters,


Missouri, displayed its rotary media drum for sand casting separation, sand blending/conditioning, dual sand screening and casting cleaning and cooling. According to Didion, the drums reduce shotblast time and shot consumption and lower shotblast maintenance and replacement parts.


Shakeout System Carrier Vibrating Equipment Inc.,


Louisville, Kentucky, displayed its Delta- Phase Shakeouts. Te shakeout is fed directly from the mold punch-out station with numerous recipes for multiple jobs. Te shakeout is designed to interface with a manipulator with a thumper arm and is designed for large molds with variable sand-to-metal ratios.


Thermal Reclamation


EnviroAir Inc., Eagle, Wisconsin, exhibited its thermal sand reclama- tion systems. EnviroAir offers seven models with capacities ranging from 0.5 to 10 tons per hour. Systems for reclaiming both chemically bonded and clay-bonded sands are available. Tere is no cooling tower to maintain and the system is fully automatic.


Gating Removal Brokk Inc., Monroe, Washington,


showcased its newest unit, the Brokk 120 Diesel, which is the world’s smallest


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diesel-powered demolition robot. With a compact size (31 in. x 80 in. x 49 in.), it can pass through any standard door opening as well as maneuver in tight spaces. Its light weight (2,700 lbs.) allows it to drive over weight- restricted floors and helps make it easy to transport to and from sites. Powered by a compact and efficient diesel engine, the Brokk 120 D can run a full shift independent from any power source. Its 6-gallon fuel tank and efficient opera- tion allow it to achieve run times longer than 8 hours before refueling.


ERP B&L Information Systems, Bridg-


man, Michigan, promoted its product line to CastExpo attendees, including its Odyssey ERP software for collecting, managing and analyzing information to track costs. Odyssey is cloud-based and automatically gives everyone in the met- alcasting operation information needed to complete jobs on time and on budget..


Casting Conveyor and Cooler Magaldi Technologies LLC, Pow-


der Springs, Georgia, showcased its Magaldi Casting Cooler (MCC), an automated system for the transportation and cooling of castings downstream. It is equipped with a cooling tunnel, held under negative pressure, in which a stream of cooling air flows at controlled speed to avoid thermal shocks to the castings. Downstream, the uncovered portion of the cooler allows operators to comfortably degate the cooled castings and sort the sprues without noise and vibration thanks to the low speed and available large flat work surface.


Vibrator Martin Engineering Company,


Neponset, Illinois, introduced its MM series electronic vibrators. Tey are en- gineered for continuous duty with C4 clearance roller bearings. O-ring seals and machined surfaces provide an IP 66 enclosure rating to protect against dust and water.


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Casting Simulation ESI Group, Farmington Hills,


Michigan, displayed ProCast, its casting simulation suite. A product of over 25


years of collaboration, it enables predictive evaluations of the entire casting process. Tat includes filling and solidification de- fects, mechanical properties and complex part distortion.


ERP Synchro ERP, located in the U.S. in


Austin, Texas, provided attendees with a virtual tour of its full suite of enter- prise resource planning software, which is an industry-specific solution for the metalcasting industry. Its inclusive suite includes all modules, all upgrades and full support from Synchro.


Casting Simulation Flow Science, Santa Fe, New Mexico,


showcased its Flow-3D Cast. It provides metalcasters with accurate insights on designs via filling and solidification simu- lations. It is available in three configura- tions: basic, extended and advanced, and includes optimized workflows.


ERP Guardian Software, Oconomowoc,


Wisconsin, displayed its ERP products and services at CastExpo, including the latest enhancements to the MES Touchscreen Data Collection Module and Guardian Foundry System.


Casting Optimization Magma Foundry Technologies,


Schaumburg, Illinois, has integrated autonomous optimization into its simula- tion software product Magma5


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Autonomous optimization provides the software with the capability to perform multiple simulations autonomously with- out constant human involvement. Tis leads to much faster process understand- ing than traditional approaches. Magma also provided virtual reality and augment- ed reality demonstrations at Te Hub on the Show Floor.


Casting Simulation Finite Solutions Inc., Slinger, Wiscon-


sin, displayed FlowCast and SolidCast simulation systems. FlowCast is modeling for mold filling that uses computational fluid dynamics and works with models created by SolidCast. FlowCast models convection, conduction and radiation in the mold cavity. SolidCast is sold as a site license and includes gating and riser design wizards.


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