Boasting close to 800 exhibitors from 45 countries, GIFA is the most extensive and influential trade show for foundry technology in the world. The show brings together business leaders and innovators, provides a platform for connecting live, and allows foundry technology from around the globe to be displayed in the same place, at the same time. The question is: Have you bought your plane ticket, yet? We have! For GIFA 2015, General Kinematics is elated to attend and exhibit a lineup of our vibratory feeders including the debut of VIBRA-MAX™, our new proprietary GK motor designs.

GIFA 2015: General Kinematics Booth

Also in our live fleet, we’ll display the Flat Stroke Conveyor, Curved Conveyor, Rotary Drum Liner System, and the SPIRA-COOL® (our pride-and-glory machine). The SPIRA-COOL®—a vibratory conveyor that can replace up to 400 feet of a traditional conveyor for casting and cooling casting—was featured in the January 2015 Issue of Foundry.

Cool machinery: SPIRA-COOL®

The article, The Challenge of Cooling Castings Without 400 Feet of Conveyors, written by Amy Donahue and Claude Hutchins, references a case study in which a foundry needed to process and cool their castings, but could not accommodate a layout redesign. They also needed to reduce the environmental impact, which was being caused by the present equipment. An ultimate success, the SPIRA-COOL® reduced the previous footprint requirements by a factor of eight. The footprint improvement is a reflection of efficient heat transfer: The new ventilation system was isolated to the work area rather than being redirected across the entire plant. Amidst a long list of glorious qualities, energy efficiency is just one benefit provided by the SPIRA-COOL®.

GIFA 2015: Don’t miss the show!

Post GIFA 2011, feedback collected by visitors and exhibitors reflected a 98 percent satisfaction pool. Don’t miss this year’s GIFA in Dusseldorf, Germany from June 16-20, 2015. At the show, visit us at the General Kinematics booth to check out our line of live machines—including the SPIRA-COOL®. Excited for a piece of equipment? We will be signing contracts for purchases on the ground. To get ready for the big weekend here’s a pre-show packing list:

GIFA Show To-Do List

  1. Register and purchase tickets for GIFA
  2. Buy your flight for Dusseldorf, Germany!
  3. Book your hotel room
  4. Make a one-on-one appointment with General Kinematics Team. (Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your appointment information here.)
  5. For our contact information and to help you find us on the Show floor add General Kinematics to your GIFA MyOrganizer Tool
  6. Visit us at our booth: Hall 17, Stand D17
  7. Set up a Twitter account and follow us @gkvibrating
  8. Share Show happenings with those who can’t make it via social media, using hashtags #GIFA2015, #GeneralKinematics , and #GKGIFA2015
  9. Come prepared to choose machinery on the spot: We’ll be hosting contracts for equipment purchases at our booth
  10. Before you take off, take a lot of photos – you’re at the GIFA in Germany!
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