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    About Tyler Union Tyler Union is a ductile iron waterworks fitting foundry with a prestigious history spanning more than 100 years. As part of the global McWane Family of Companies, Tyler Union employs more than 500 people and is no stranger to innovation. They have kept their process and offerings current and competitive to remain […]

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        Charlotte Pipe, one of the nation’s top pipe suppliers takes you on an inside look through their facility and their VIBRA-DRUM® Sand Casting Conditioner from General Kinematics. Charlotte Pipe was looking to increase their production from 80 molds to 120. In addition to this process improvement, they needed to achieve mold temperatures under […]

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    Arnold Magnetic Technologies needed a solution. Located thirty minutes from General Kinematics headquarters, the competitors rotary drum they were using was no longer operational. They needed a unit that would fit in the small footprint available while delivering a superior sand return. Check out the full story in the latest video from GK below!   […]

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    In early 2018, a midwestern aluminum foundry in the United States was looking to purchase a vertical shakeout. Referencing the current General Kinematics shakeout that was running very well at their plant, the foundry was looking for the exact same design. The surprising fact? The vertical shakeout that was running 10 tons per hour at […]

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      Join GK on their latest trip to Waupaca Foundry in Etowah, TN and see how the General Kinematics team plays a role in the day to day operations. Follow along with GK’s Foundry Market Director, Claude Hutchens, Waupaca Foundry Engineering Manager, Steve Carr, Mill Room Superintendent, Sam McClure, Assistant Engineering Manager, Daniel Reed and […]

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    Waupaca Foundry has been in the foundry business for 147 years, making a name for themselves in the market as a casting powerhouse and leaders in the industry.   On October 9th, General Kinematics had the distinguished opportunity of touring their facilities at the headquarters in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Taking a walk through the plant you […]

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              We watched, from a distance, as a maintenance worker struggled to assemble a cast grid liner system in their rotary shakeout. He and his team had been working for a couple shifts but were only halfway through the process. As he was assembling the next row, a grid panel unexpectedly […]

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       An Eastern European foundry, a company with a vision that parallels that of General Kinematics, who places innovation and development at the forefront of every process was faced with the challenge of replacing a drum that had been jamming and causing them downtime issues. Things had gone from bad to worse when they were […]

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    Challenge Julio Cesar da Silva had a problem. As Engineering Manager for Fremax in Brazil, Mr. da Silva’s No-Bake Foundry was experiencing breakdown after breakdown. The equipment they were running was incapable of handling temperatures in excess of 1200°F (650°C) with the no-bake molding process in which they are producing brake discs. The equipment in […]

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    Metal casting has been entwined with the United States from the very beginning, driving the westward journey into the industrial revolution and making its way today in the ever improving world of automobiles. Foundry has truly been at the heart of America, providing the materials for our cars, farming equipment, and much more. One of […]

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