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    One day I was talking to a GK foundry expert about a recent foundry visit where he witnessed a competitor’s rotary drum having new liners installed. The liner sections were cast grids and were pretty heavy. He watched as the maintenance team used a come-along to pull the top panel out of a stack and […]

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    A vibratory mill is a machine used for grinding materials. These machines are a critical component for mining and mineral industries, but not all machines are made equal. New technology is advancing the vibratory mill’s capabilities, improving outputs and production for several factories and mines. How a vibratory mill works Grinding can be done in […]

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    Aluminum and brass castings can be used in many industries with growing opportunities around the world.    Aluminum Castings   Aluminum castings are prized for their light-weight, smooth surface finish, and high-strength when it comes to detailed castings. Often used in cars and cookware, aluminum casting use is expected to grow, especially with the increased […]

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    Notably similar to the goals of California, Florida is also striving to reach a 75% recycling rate by the year 2020. As both states are known for their beautiful weather and dedication to the environment, it is only fitting that Florida is also trying to do all they can to protect it. Though they both […]

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    Artisanal miners can be found around the world outnumbering the industrial mining population 14 to 1. From panning for gold in a stream to operating their own claim with their own elaborate processing system. Whether it is done as a hobby or a full-time job one thing is for certain: artisanal mining is a way […]

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    A Canadian mine was dealing with the effects of an unreliable screen positioned at the discharge end of a Sag Mill. In addition to creating downtime, the brute-force screen was not processing the desired load of wet copper ore. Understanding the process and the level of reliability that the process needed, General Kinematics’ talented subject […]

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    California has long been one of the leaders of recycling in the US. Fitting the state’s green reputation, a law passed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 is pushing the state to reach a goal of 75% recovered recycled materials by 2020.   In addition to creating potentially 110,000 new jobs in the recycling industry, […]

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    A major player in the aluminum automotive components industry was frustrated by the capabilities of an integral part of their die casting process: the use of belt conveyors. Although extremely common to handle scrap material in die casting facilities, this type of conveyor in this environment is renowned for causing production shutdown and maintenance issues. […]

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    Researching processing equipment but not sure what questions to ask? In a recent article published in Powder and Bulk Solids, General Kinematics’ Technical Director, Oscar Mathis explains the 12 key factors to consider when purchasing new equipment. With insights into materials testing and more: Don’t miss the full article here!  

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    When it comes to choosing the optimal drum technology for your foundry, there are two basic options available: vibratory drums and rotary drums. Both technologies offer advantages in certain applications, so what factors should you consider in determining the best solution for your process?     Vibratory Drums   Vibratory drums come in two varieties: […]

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