Shakeout en 4 Simple Ways to Cut Energy Costs Now <div class="field-byline"> Ed Birch | Strategic Energy Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the rise of continuous energy improvement programs, manufacturers are discovering that energy can make a significant impact on your productivity and bottom line. Some manufacturers save, on average, 20% after they adopt a CEI program. If you don’t yet have an energy management program, or can’t get your decision-makers to buy in, you can still find ways to move your plant in the right direction. Start small with these simple energy-saving opportunities to cut your utility costs today.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Melt/Pour Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:27:00 +0000 40721 at <p>Some manufacturers save on average 20% with a &ldquo;continuous energy improvement&rdquo; program.</p> Business Outlook for Metalcasting <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/business-outlook-metalcasting" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">FM&T readers respond and we analyze the results to determine their concerns and expectations for metalcasting business conditions in 2017. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Shakeout Simulation/IT Testing/QC Gold Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:44:00 +0000 18531 at Smartphone App for Vibratory Equipment Monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier Vibratory Equipment’s VibraTrac is a stroke, speed, and angle monitor for industrial vibratory equipment: With a wireless Bluetooth® sensor, the VibraTrac can be paired with a smartphone app to monitor activity and complete data tracking “in seconds,” according to the developers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Products Shakeout Testing/QC Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:10:00 +0000 35541 at Developing More Ergonomically Friendly, Less Labor-Intensive Cleaning Rooms <div class="field-byline"> Claude Hutchens and Amy Donahue-Kelley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Regulatory changes will mandate unprecedented levels of controls to contain employee exposure to airborne silica. General Kinematics has been working with foundries since the 1960s and remains on the leading edge of equipment and system designs that offer long-term solutions for worker safety and cost-effectiveness and worker safety.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shakeout Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:52:00 +0000 34571 at <p>The GK Vibra-Drum is an enclosed and continuous process: Castings are gently tumbled and accelerated cooling occurs by way of equalizing the sand/casting temperatures and evaporation of moisture.</p> Crushing and Cleaning Sprue Increases Melt Efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">The Didion® Rotary Sprue Crusher/Cleaner crushes “gangly” sprue for easier handling and provides a better, denser charge for melting. In the same action, sand lumps are reduced to keep them out of the furnaces. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shakeout Gold Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:27:00 +0000 34561 at <p>Didion<sup>&reg;</sup> rotary sprue crusher/cleaner with Conveyor Dynamics vibratory feed conveyor.</p> 2017 Metalcasting Outlook <div class="node-body article-body">As 2017 arrives, the metalcasting industry can be confident it has the experienced personnel, strategic insights, and technological resources to drive almost any growth strategy, or to combat any challenge to its stability and resourcefulness. What it needs, what it hopes for, is the opportunity to grow and expand, and to demonstrate the breadth of its potential. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Melt/Pour Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:26:00 +0000 30441 at <p>As 2017 arrives, metalcasters can be confident they have the personnel, insights, and resources to drive growth: What they need is the opportunity to grow.</p> Dust Suppression System for Airborne Silica <div class="node-body article-body">Blastcrete Equipment Co. introduced a dust suppression system that limits silica dust exposure in industrial and other (construction, mining) applications. The patent-pending DustAway system encapsulates airborne particles, helping to control respirable dust to meet new OSHA regulations for crystalline silica dust.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finishing/MRO New Products Shakeout Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:18:00 +0000 28791 at <p>The patent-pending DustAway dust suppression system includes a bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer&rsquo;s opening. For larger machines, Blastcrete offers a custom-sized lid that attaches to the mixer.</p> New Generation of Blast Turbines <div class="node-body article-body">Walther Trowal will introduce “a new generation of blast turbines for the troughed belt, continuous-feed shot-blast machines.” The THM turbines reportedly increase the throwing speed, thereby reducing cycle times, for shot blasting light metal (e.g., aluminum, magnesium) parts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Products Shakeout Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:22:00 +0000 27841 at <p>Lighter parts frequently require softer, less abrasive blast media. The THM troughed-belt, continuous-feed shot-blast machine with curved throwing blades reduces cycle times for aluminum- and magnesium-alloy diecastings.</p> Turning Toughness Into Reliable Performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">A foundry using a rotary drum shakeout system to break up sprue and separate sand from metal, needed a replacement. General Kinematics recommended its DUCTA-SERIES™ rotary drum, with a liner system that would be easier to maintain, and a drum body that would not need to patched frequently or replaced.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shakeout Fri, 17 Jun 2016 01:54:00 +0000 26681 at Cleaner Air for Safer Workplaces and Lower Costs <div class="field-byline"> Mark M. Didion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To comply with emerging federal regulations for managing airborne silica dust, foundries first must focus on the primary source of airborne silica dust, specifically shakeout and sand carryover processes. Choosing the right shakeout equipment can reduce the volume of airborne dust by effectively containing sand as it is separated from castings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shakeout Gold Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:34:00 +0000 26661 at <p>In order to comply with emerging federal workplace-silica standards, foundries must focus on the primary sources of airborne silica dust, specifically the shakeout and sand carryover processes.</p>