GK recently shipped another one of our DUCTA-CLEAN® rotary media drum / shakeouts, destined for a North American metalcaster for the automotive industry. Cleaner Castings and reduced maintenance are just two of the advantages the patent pending DUCTA-CLEAN® rotary media drum can offer. Media scrubs castings, removing sand, all while separating sprue and gates from castings. Media, tramp metal, and sand then exit the drum onto a GK vibratory sorting conveyor, which completely screens sand from the media, separates tramp metal, and then returns media back into the drum via the GK Rotoveyor rotary return conveyor.

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