General Kinematics recently introduced a new series of vibratory shakeouts/sand attrition mills. The VIBRA-CLAIMTM series combines the proven performance of a direct drive shakeout with GK's proven VIBRA-MILL® technology to create an all-in-one shakeout and reclamation solution. The VIBRA-CLAIM utilizes a solid shakeout deck to remove sand molds from the castings. Once the sand separates from the casting, it is conveyed forward into the attrition section of the machine, allowing the casting to be removed.
Mounted on low stress steel coil isolation springs to minimize floor vibration, VIBRA-CLAIM features an open tub design that eliminates maintenance and operational problems inherent in multiple deck units. Lumps are reduced to minus 20 mesh with original grain size distribution and corresponding reduction in L.O.I. With proper addition of new sand, reclaimed material is clean and ready for new mold production without further attrition.
Drive system uses two self-contained motorized drives. They create the vibrating action necessary to shakeout castings and process sand lumps into original grain size. Motors are specially constructed for vibratory service, and feature dust-tight, totally enclosed design. Drives are easily accessible for service and maintenance.
For more information about the General Kinematics new VIBRA-CLAIM and to see the unit in operation, visit our website at http://www.gkfoundry.com/vibraclaim.