Since its founding in 1964, the mission of Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation has been to develop the most innovative solutions possible for the automation of green sand matchplate molding and mold handling processes throughout the foundry industry.
A History of Innovation
Spanning six decades, Hunter produces a complete line of matchplate molding and handling machinery for customers that serve nearly every industry and application in the world, including:
• Heavy Equipment
• Oil & Gas
• Wind Power
The latest addition to Hunter’s matchplate molding equipment line, the HLM Series design is based on a proprietary new concept in automated matchplate molding technology. Its combination and integration of magnetically coupled rodless cylinders with linear bearings (for movements of the squeeze platen, cope flask, sand measuring hopper and other components) are an industry first.
Where cam followers, wheels, tracks, rails and other mechanical components subject to wear and degradation have previously been used for these motion functions, the HLM’s sealed linear bearings and rodless cylinders replace these older components to provide smoother, quieter and more energy-efficient operation. This results in lowered maintenance requirements, greater machine stability and improved mold quality.
Additionally, Hunter’s full line of turntable and linear mold handling machines are used in nearly every country where metal casting occurs throughout the world, with all types of molding machines, regardless of manufacturer. As a result, more foundries use Hunter than any other matchplate molding and mold handling machinery in the world.