Sogemi Engineering started up, at the end of 2015, one thermal regeneration sand plant Simplex 5000 at the Iron foundry Eisengießerei Torgelow, www.eisengiesserei-torgelow.de, one of the leading foundry in the production of windmill castings, located in Germany – in the east of Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
Torgelow produces castings as rotor blades, frames and generator housings for wind power systems. The weight of the castings can reach 100 t.
The target of Torgelow, by installing Sogemi’s thermal regeneration plant, is to avoid buying new sand and at the same time avoid the disposal of used sand, keeping the loss of Ignition of the sand under control.
Sogemi thermal regeneration Simplex 5000, has an output of 6 t/h and matches perfectly these needs. Working 24 h/day the plant regenerates 144 t/day and reduces the LOI at less than 0,1 %.
Considering that Torgelow uses ~ 1000 t/day of sand in his moulding, the Simplex regenerates ~ 15 % of the total amount of sand used in the foundry.