Power Transmission Company required a method to transfer varying sizes of magnesium scrap to a crusher.  The maximum load height of the machine could not exceed 8’-6” and the load-in area needed to accommodate a 6’-0” wide bucket with a 1 yd3 capacity.  When the crusher was full, the conveyor would be shut off or be placed in a stand-by mode.  Scrap under 1/8” was to be removed from the material stream.



The General Kinematics SYNCRO-COIL® Vibratory Conveyor provides the necessary action to transfer the scrap, as delivered by the customer end-loader.  Sales proposal drawings were provided early in the project to allow for site feasibility investigation.

Scrap Conveyor


A GK SYNCRO-CUSHION Drive was used to convey scrap at the required rate of 5 tons per hour. Steel rider bars were installed in the trough pan to assist material transfer and the feed end of the conveyor featured a loading area with a high sides to accommodate the load from the skid-steer. A FINGER-SCREEN™TM with a chute was designed and added near the discharge. Finally, a variable frequency drive was incorporated into the design to allow intermittent conveyance.


The conveyor has been in service with good reliability and low maintenance.  Isolation springs with bolted connections provide lateral stability, as well as minimizing vibration transmission to the supports and floor.


Find out what GK can do for you! Contact us today.


General Kinematics 2013 USA



Learn More About

The Heart of your sorting system


Related Case Studies


A 50 Year-Old Shakeout

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 […]

Read More
Finger screen 2.0

Mercer Group International and GK – C&D MRF Recycling

      Mercer Group International in Trenton, New Jersey had a problem. The material they had been processing was unique consisting of large wooden boards, plastic bags, and long plastic ribbons. This mix of material had been causing problems for their primary screen. The screen would jam every hour causing a 15-minute shutdown in […]

Read More
Champion Waste

Champion Waste and GK- C&D Recycling in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

The HEART of your Sorting System Construction builders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area needed the ability to recycle C&D. After in-depth research across the United States, Champion Waste came to GK for help finding a solution. Follow along with Champion Waste VP Paul Kuhar, Champion Waste President Michelle Kuhar, and GK Regional Sales Manager Derek […]

Read More

Amy Donahue-Kelley

Global Marketing Manager

Amy has been the Global Marketing Manager for General Kinematics for over five years. Experience gained during that time includes Global Market Development and Go-to-Market Strategy. As a data-driven marketing leader, Amy focuses on creative applications of technology and lean ways of improving marketing processes. With over a decade in Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications, Amy has moved to the front-end of marketing strategy and product marketing within the organization to lead these innovations.
Subscribe to our blog