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A U.S. iron foundry awards Magaldi a new rotary drum infeed conveyor

THE CHALLENGE

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A U.S. foundry selected Magaldi Technologies as equipment provider for a new sand infeed conveyor.
 
The existing vibratory conveyor handles green sand which is separated from castings and sprues via a manipulator, while molds are being transported on a shake-out conveyor. Sand from the shake-out is conveyed at a 90° angle and dropped into the lower infeed conveyor. Sand is eventually discharged into a rotary drum, where the big chunks are broken, and tramp metal recovered before sand reclamation.
 
The existing infeed conveyor is badly worn-out, requires high maintenance costs to keep it running, and continuously spreads sand in the surrounding environment. That’s why the foundry management opted for a change of technology, selecting the Magaldi conveyor to improve operations and cleanness of the area.   


THE SOLUTION 
In close cooperation with the Customer, Magaldi has been able to design a solution to fit in the same space occupied by the vibratory infeed conveyor, with only minor modifications to the existing structures.
 
The Superbelt® will gently convey the sand discharged from the shake-out, and any residual metal tramp, up to the drum, solving all operational problems caused by the existing vibratory infeed conveyor. Installed HP will be lowered by 70%, silica emissions will be drastically reduced, and O&M costs will be offset thanks to the special design of the belt which ensures long-lasting life span.
 
“We have been searching for some time for a cost-effective, high-value, conveying technology for our sand transfer conveyor. In Magaldi we have found a partner who can deliver the performances we require” stated the Maintenance Manager, who led the due diligence process. 
The Superbelt® conveyor will be in operation by the third quarter of 2021.

 Benefits: 
•    Low noise level (<80 dB(A))
•    Minimal silica dust generation during sand transfer
•    Lower power demand: 70% reduction 
•    Long belt life expectancy (10 to 15 years)
•    Minimum operational and maintenance costs
•    Little to no foundation required (no dynamic load) and installation in the same footprint of the vibratory conveyor
 

Company Info

Magaldi Power SpA

Via Irno, 219
84135 SALERNO (SA)
Italy

Telephone: +39 089 688 111

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