Choose the BEST solution for your shakeout application.

Shakeout Selector



In the modern foundry, there are many options when it comes to choosing the proper shakeout technology for your metal casting facility. General Kinematics is the only foundry equipment supplier which offers every type of vibratory and rotary shakeout solution (plus some solutions that nobody else can). This means that when a GK Foundry specialist recommends a shakeout solution, it is based on what is best for your application, not on what is in our product catalog.

Use the resources below to learn more about the technical advantages of each shakeout technology,
then contact your General Kinematics Foundry specialist to determine the best solution for your process.



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GK Shakeout Selector

There are many different shakeout designs available on the market today, including brute force, variable angle, and two-mass high-frequency vibrating shakeouts, vibratory drums, and rotary shakeouts. Each technology is particularly suited to a specifc casting style and metallurgical type. Below are all the shakeout styles General Kinematics currently offers, as well as a description of the typical best application for each device. For specific process or application information, please contact a GK foundry specialist, and they can help you choose the best technology for your application. Click on the machine pictures to learn more about each technology.



Type of Shakeout
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VIBRA-CLAIM™ Brute force vibrating Shakeout / Attrition Mill Vibratory shakeout and reclamation of no-bake sand. Designed for low volume facilities with 5 – 25 molds per hour. Vibra-Claim

Direct Drive Shakeout

Brute force vibrating shakeout

Screening or secondary vibratory shakeout operation. Typically for lower compatibility molds.

Direct Drive Shakeout

V2 Variable Vector™ Vibrating Shakeout

Variable attack angle, brute force vibrating shakeout

Horizontal mold (match-plate or flask) for large size, low volume molding operations. Also can be used as a secondary vibratory shakeout to remove residual sand from the system


Two-Mass High

Energy Shakeout

Dual mass horizontal Angled vibrating Drive

Small to large volume vibratory shakeout for molding operations with low to high molding rates. Mainly high production, Automotive lines. Not used as much for Low Molding rate, larger Flask lines.

Two-Mass Shakeout

Two-Mass Vertical Vibratory Shakeout

Dual mass vertical vibrating shakeout

Large flask vibratory shakeout. Used for very high tonnage and weights. Requires Manual Crane or Manipulator extraction.

Two-Mass Vertical Shakeout


Dual Mass Vibrating Drum

Vibratory shakeout used for fragile castings where reduced casting damage and cooling are critical. Vertical and horizontal molding operations with any variety of molding rate. Requires a sand to metal ratio (for spatial relationship between castings and gating) of typically greater than 6 to 1 (sand volume to metal volume)



Rotary sprue mill

Sand Removal from Gating and Returns. Also, with liner design altered, for use as a lump-breaker/sand attrition.



Rotary media drum

Rotary Media Drum specifically for castings that can take some abuse (Ductile Iron) for the removal of sprue (Gating) and casting cleaning. Ductile iron operations requiring gating breakage and typically less critical finish. Also for gray, but a vibra-drum is a better choice for casting finish.



Rotary shakeout

Rotary shakeout for ductile and gray. Similar in operation to above, but without the use of media.

DUCTA-COOL™ Rotary cooling drum Large rotary drum for separation and cooling of sand from castings. DUCTA-COOL Rotary Cooling Drum