As a designer or creator, how do you improve your product? Ask the folks that use it—and listen like a sponge to their responses. Embrace all critique, good and bad, and then take that bulleted list back to the lab. Case in point: At General Kinematics, we gathered feedback from users and used it to develop the Lock-Tite rotary drums, bodies and liner systems.

Lock-Tite Equipment: What Is It?

In a nutshell, the Lock-Tite lineup was developed so that you can upgrade your existing rotary machine with the most cutting-edge rotary technology. That way, you don’t need to uproot said machine and purchase a completely new one as you might not have the financial pool to invest in all new equipment. The system might not be at the end of its lifeline, but could use a specific upgrade. For instance, if the shell of your rotary drum is in tip-top shape but the liner is showing signs of aging, you can just replace the inner liner. No problem. The new Lock-Tite liner system is completely modular, easy to install and even more simple to maintain. Plus, maintaining existing equipment and making it last longer is better for our earth and environment.

Talk about sustainability and longevity at its core.

Rotary Drum Liners: How to Install

Here’s the lowdown of what you will need to complete the installation of your Lock-Tite liners and how much time it’ll require:

Crew: At most, you will need two or three sets of hands

Tool kit: clamp bars, standard hardware, impact wrench

Machinery: A forklift (with a boom)

Time: Approximately one to two shifts

Suggested: Replace the liners over the weekend!

Basic Directions: It’s as easy as unbolting and removing panels, and sliding the new panels in. Or, for localized wear areas, patch plates are easy to locate and weld in place directly to the liner. Now that’s something you can’t easily do with other liner systems!

I Need More Help: Rotary Replacement

Are you overwhelmed with an extensive undertaking and need help? Don’t worry! If your drum requires a complete rebuilt, General Kinematics provides complete rotary replacement assembly for most brands of rotary foundry equipment.

Each rotary assembly is custom engineered to fit your existing drive system and structure. The GK rotary shells are made with the same long-lasting components as all General Kinematics’ rotary drums—including forged tires, Lock-Tite liners, and abrasion resistant steel construction. They are ready for whatever you throw at them.

Where to get supplies: General Kinematics can also provide additional components, such as new chains, wheels and bearings, to assist you in building your rotary drum system.

Take It To School

Curious? Confused? Nerdy, like us, and pumped up about rotary equipment? Check out this extensive portal to learn more: Watch a short video that shows the difference between GK’s rotary drum system and the competition, and read more background information on the Lock-Tite liner system. Warning: The Rotary Drum data may blow your mind as you will discover innovative features, less maintenance, and awesome services.

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