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What They Said


“We would not have had exposure to Magaldi without going to GIFA. We are looking to implement [its material handling equipment] in our cleaning room for pre- and post-blast casting sorting and de-gating.” —Matt Grilz, Pier Foundry & Machine


SAND PREPARATION


Eirich, Gurnee, Ill. Sand mixers • Eirich’s new R28 intensive mixer has a net volume of 1,135 gallons (5,000 liters), which is equivalent to 120 million tons of prepared sand per hour. The machine’s mixing principle is characterized by the rotating mix- ing pan that transports the sand and the fast running rotors for mixing.


• The R33 mixer, with a usable volume of 8,000 liters, is scheduled for introduction in 2012.


FATA Aluminum, Sterling Heights, Mich.


Eco-Rec • The hot sand regeneration system offers a fast return on investment and sand cost savings. Sand can be reused in all phases of the casting process.


• The quality of the regenerated sand is comparable to that of new sand. Gas emission and solid residues comply with environmental regulations.


Savelli, Brescia, Italy


SGMT 6000 • The sand mixer was displayed with Savelli’s Sandcontrol System. The mixer was sold to Korean foundry Pusan Cast Iron.


• The SGMT 6000 cycles 200 tons of sand per hour.


MATERIAL HANDLING Kuka, Gersthofen, Germany


Quantec Robot Series • The four models in the series each handle a specific payload, with a total range of 198 to 661 lbs. (90 to 300 kg). The robots’ reaches range from 98 to 122 in. (2,500 to 3,100 mm).


• The Quantec series weighs 353 lbs. (160 kg) less and has 2% less volume than Kuka’s previous robot series.


Magaldi Industrie Srl, Salerno, Italy


Magaldi Casting Cooler (MCC) • The MCC utilizes the Magaldi Superbelt conveyor belt, which is made up of a high tensile steel mesh assembled onto a series of steel pans, partially over-


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Sintokogio debuted its new global brand—Sinto—along with the Ace molding machine (shown) and its newest molding technology for job shops, the FDNX matchplate molding machine.


lapped. There is no relative motion between castings and steel plates during transportation, so the castings are conveyed without mechanical shocks.


• The MCC is equipped with a cooling hood, held under negative pressure, in which a stream of air flows at con- trolled speed to avoid thermal shock to the castings.


Vulcan Engineering, Helena, Ala.


Severe-Duty Robot and Manipulator • The engineering, equipment and installation supplier showcased its Action robots and manipulators. Their par- allelogram booms allow maximum horizontal and vertical reach with a large payload capacity. The robots can rotate 360 degrees for a large working envelope.


• The company also displayed various castings produced at facilities operating with Vulcan-engineered and installed equipment.


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