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Case Study: Inclined Conveyors

Challenge

A Midwest foundry had limited space for their sand reclamation system. Unable to expand the building to gain the room needed or reposition their system to fit the necessary additions, the foundry began to research a solution that could solve their problem.

Approach

The foundry approached General Kinematics to solve their problem. Their existing GK VIBRA-MILL® unit had a feed height of approximately 11’-6”. General Kinematics suggested a SYNCRO-COIL® Vibratory V-Trough Conveyor, which would provide the ability to convey material up a steep incline.  Field measurements and conceptual drawings were completed to ensure the conveyor could fit in the confined space as well as feed the VIBRA-MILL® .

Solution

GK engineers designed the unit with a single motor, twin mass drive to convey the material up a 15 degree incline. The V-Trough Conveyor also had cast, serrated grids installed in the v-shaped trough pan to assist material transfer.

Results

The V-Trough Conveyor has been performing well since its installation 1993 and has increased their system efficiency. Learn more about V-Trough Conveyors here.

 

 

 

 

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