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Case Study: Finger-Screen Reduces Downtime

 by General Kinematics,

Problem or Potential Need:
Punchings from a stamping facility can cause havoc at the baler.

During the stamping process literally thousands of -1 ¼” punchings of different shapes are created. The punchings and larger scrap pieces travel together to the scrap baler. In the baler the small punchings get wedged in the tight crevices of the baling equipment and cause costly problems and downtime.

Proposed solution is the installation of a Vibratory Finger-Screen before the baler operation for the removal of – 1 ¼” pieces.

Installation of the Vibratory Finger-Screen designed for the removal of the smaller punchings can be justified by the reduced maintenance cost and downtime of the baler.

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory equipment for the foundry, recycling, mining, and processing industries. Today the company continues as one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment and has evolved into an industry-leading EPC firm. Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL, General Kinematics has seven global locations providing engineering and support to a world-wide customer base. GK is a third generation, family-owned company and is ISO 9001 certified.