General Kinematics

General Kinematics
5050 Rickert Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Tel: 815-455-3222
Fax: 815-455-2285

Paul Musschoot
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Musschoot

Gordon Frank
VP/Sales & Marketing

Claude Hutchens
Director/Foundry Market

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General Kinematics Corporation supplies world class equipment to world class foundries around the world. Established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment, today GK holds more than 200 worldwide patents and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating and rotary equipment design and application. Over 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries. As new process and efficiency challenges emerge, General Kinematics is uniquely qualified to address these needs with advanced technology, innovative engineering, new materials, and manufacturing techniques... all applied to improving customer productivity and profitability while meeting ever more stringent requirements.

A Shakeout for Every Casting — General Kinematics manufactures every style of shakeout technology available, enabling customers to select the BEST solution based on their product and process requirements. GK direct-drive and variable shakeouts are ideal for low to medium capacity casting shops, while two-mass vertical and horizontal high energy vibratory shakeouts are ideal for large casting and high production facilities to achieve the ultimate sand removal and throughput. For foundries with small to medium ductile iron castings that require a more aggressive shakeout action to break sprue, the GK DUCTA-SERIES™ Rotary Drums are unequalled in reliability and maintainability. Drums engineered in the low maintenance heavy-duty GK design, utilize a conveyor for material reclamation, as well as a medium-duty self-contained body design, which conveys material inside the drum. Replacement drum body assemblies and spare parts are also available to upgrade your existing non-GK drum to GK’s patent pending liner system. A complete overview of all GK’s vibratory and rotary shakeout products are available at

GK Equipment
GK can supply you with material processing and handling solutions from your molding line all the way through cleaning and scrap yard operations.  Here are just a few of the solutions available to enhance your foundry process:

•    Vibratory Conveyors
•    Vibratory Feeders
•    VIBRA-BELT® Vibratory Belt Conveyor
•    V-TROUGH® Inclined Conveyor
•    Wet or Dry Quenching Conveyors
•    Two-Way/Bi-directional Feeders or Conveyors
•    TRENCHVEYOR Low Headroom Conveyor
•    Vibratory Sand Screens
•     Sorting conveyors
•    SPIRA-COOL® Casting Cooling Spiral
•    Fluidized Bed Sand Coolers
•    Casting Cooling Conveyors

•    SPRAY-COOL Water Addition Systems
•    VIBRA-CLEAN® Vibratory Casting Cleaning
    Media Drum
•    DUCTA-SPRUE Rotary Sprue Mill
•    DUCTA-SCREEN Rotary Shakeouts
•    DUCTA-CLEAN Rotary Media Drum
•    Two-Mass High Frequency Shakeouts
•    Direct-Drive Shakeouts
•    Complete Blast Handling Systems
•    Furnace Charge Feeders
•    Alloy Addition Systems
•    VIBRA-DRUM® Continuous-Flow Sand
•    VIBRA-MILL® Batch Sand Reclamation

Proven Performance

General Kinematics is available around the world, with offices in China, Thailand, India, the UK and Germany. GK has a distinct advantage in the vibratory market with the ability to provide a broad level of engineering support and capacity, as well as the highest quality after component parts and unparalleled field service.  With renowned equipment durability that equates to maximum process uptime, General Kinematics has helped the most profitable and efficient foundries turn their capital investments into profits.

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