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CASTING INNOVATIONS


Innovation Conveys Success for Conveyor Dynamics For 20 years, Conveyor Dy-


namics (St. Peters, Missouri), has provided customers with patented designs and solutions to increase efficiency and performance. One example is the Smart


Spring System and Stabilizer Mounts that uses a reinforced “open T” structure to allow easy access to the fasteners. It also developed and upgraded the aluminum rocker arm to an engineered ductile iron stabilizer for strength and longev- ity. The company designed its stabilizers, springs, and drives to be interchangeable with other vibra- tory manufacturers, which allows customers to reduce their spare part inventory, as well. Conveyor Dynamics also offers consignment inventory of replacement parts for customers with multiple machines. The Dyna Sync Dynamic Drive


System provides an advanced vibratory technology. The balanced


synchronous drive system utilizes patented stabilizers and chrome manganese steel coil springs for optimal efficiency and longevity. The amplitude and speed (up to 1,200 RPM) is variable to adjust the travel speed and product flow. Expensive zero-tolerance bear- ings, HTD belts, cogged sprockets, eccentric shafts and alignment problems are all eliminated. Conveyor Dynamics is recog-


nized for its dynamically balanced and isolated designs which are used in 33 countries. In many cases, the dynamically balanced and isolated equipment costs less than single- mass eccentric shaft designs when installation time and foundation costs are factored in. Tis design takes the risk out of


vibration transmission, which can be very costly to overcome, and can include replacing equipment. Even if you have several tons of embed-


ded steel in the concrete, you can still have vibration transmission. Te two critical factors are the water table level and soil conditions, which can vary on the same site. Tis results in problems in one area in the plant and not in another. Operating factors such as speed, amplitude, and weight also need to be considered. The company makes a range


of vibratory equipment that var- ies from dropping 6,000-lb. loads of scrap metal from six feet onto furnace charge conveyors at Wau- paca Foundry, to separating 50,000 surgical gloves per hour on stain- less steel finger decks for a major medical supplier. It ships daily to metalcasters, as well as the min- ing, recycling, waste, bulk material, medical and food industries. Spring designs themselves have


evolved over the years. Conveyor Dy- namics works closely with different spring manufacturers to develop the


Conveyor Dynamics rotates a vibratory conveyor trough for optimal welding position. 44 | MODERN CASTING September 2016


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