Shakeout http://foundrymag.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Expanded Line of Stainless Steel Grit http://foundrymag.com/new-products/expanded-line-stainless-steel-grit <div class="node-body article-body">Transmet Corp. stainless steel grit results in more efficient cleaning and shorter blast cycles, and the resulting surface profile is consistent, bright, and without ferrous contamination.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/expanded-line-stainless-steel-grit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/expanded-line-stainless-steel-grit#comments New Products Shakeout Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:09:00 +0000 52611 at http://foundrymag.com Mitigating the Effect of OSHA’s Silica Rule http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule <div class="field-byline"> Trent Blake </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is possible to achieve compliance with the new OSHA respirable silica standard. A comprehensive sampling, mapping and auditing process (such as the approach we have developed and applied) takes about three months to implement, from start to finish. </div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/moldscores/mitigating-effect-osha-s-silica-rule#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:00 +0000 49881 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The author estimates that about 10% of sand-casting foundries are well on the way to compliance, or already are in compliance. About 20% seem to be burying their heads in the sand. The rest should probably be taking steps to comply.</p> Shaking Up Casting Cleaning at a No-Bake Foundry http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/shaking-casting-cleaning-no-bake-foundry <div class="node-body article-body">Chemically cured, no-bake molding sand is frequently very difficult to break loose from the castings. General Kinematics recommended its GK VIBRA-DRUM process to a no-bake foundry needing to replace and expand production capacity.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/shaking-casting-cleaning-no-bake-foundry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/shaking-casting-cleaning-no-bake-foundry#comments Shakeout Gold Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:13:00 +0000 49821 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The General Kinematics&rsquo; VIBRA-DRUM<em><sup>&reg;</sup></em> features a &ldquo;two-mass, sub-resonant tuned&rdquo; system that compensates for variations in load size and weight. Its continuous tumbling action loosens sand from castings, and accelerates casting cooling by equalizing the sand/casting temperatures and evaporating moisture.</p> Better Cooling, Cleaning for No-Bake Molds http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds <div class="node-body gallery-body">Chemically cured, no-bake molding sand is frequently very difficult to break loose from the castings. General Kinematics recommended its GK VIBRA-DRUM process to a no-bake foundry needing to replace and expand production capacity.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/better-cooling-cleaning-no-bake-molds#comments Molds/Cores Shakeout Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:59:00 +0000 49811 at http://foundrymag.com Fine-Grind Dry Ice Pellet Blasting http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fine-grind-dry-ice-pellet-blasting <div class="node-body article-body">ASCO Carbon Dioxide Ltd. engineers have integrated a pellet grinder into the machine body, which crushes the dry ice pellets into finest dry ice particles, for a gentle surface cleaning process suitable for almost every industrial application.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fine-grind-dry-ice-pellet-blasting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/fine-grind-dry-ice-pellet-blasting#comments New Products Shakeout Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:19:00 +0000 49771 at http://foundrymag.com <p>The ASCO Nanojet achieves precise, efficient operation and operates with less noise.</p> Spinning Hanger Blasting Machine http://foundrymag.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine <div class="node-body article-body">Viking Blast & Wash Systems offers a redesigned industrial blasting machine of the “spinner hanger” design: The SH 3660 has a wider blast zone — 36 inches wide by 60 inches tall — than its predecessor (SH 3460), which achieves a new scale of efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine#comments New Products Shakeout Tue, 02 May 2017 02:18:00 +0000 46351 at http://foundrymag.com 4 Simple Ways to Cut Energy Costs Now http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/4-simple-ways-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="http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/4-simple-ways-cut-energy-costs-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/testingqc/4-simple-ways-cut-energy-costs-now#comments Melt/Pour Shakeout Testing/QC Gold Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:27:00 +0000 40721 at http://foundrymag.com <p>Some manufacturers save on average 20% with a &ldquo;continuous energy improvement&rdquo; program.</p> Business Outlook for Metalcasting http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/business-outlook-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="http://foundrymag.com/site-files/foundrymag.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/2017FMToutlookPDF-promo.jpg" 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="http://foundrymag.com/datasheet/business-outlook-metalcasting" 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 http://foundrymag.com Smartphone App for Vibratory Equipment Monitoring http://foundrymag.com/new-products/smartphone-app-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="http://foundrymag.com/new-products/smartphone-app-vibratory-equipment-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/new-products/smartphone-app-vibratory-equipment-monitoring#comments New Products Shakeout Testing/QC Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:10:00 +0000 35541 at http://foundrymag.com Developing More Ergonomically Friendly, Less Labor-Intensive Cleaning Rooms http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/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="http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/developing-more-ergonomically-friendly-less-labor-intensive-cleaning-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://foundrymag.com/shakeout/developing-more-ergonomically-friendly-less-labor-intensive-cleaning-rooms#comments Shakeout Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:52:00 +0000 34571 at http://foundrymag.com <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>