Screener 1

Challenge

Fall River Foundry, a modern independent non-ferrous foundry, brass die caster and manufacturing company, required a method to reclaim small metallic pieces from their leftover sand, as well as a simple device to process and recover sand from floor sweepings or other refuse boxes.

 

Approach

General Kinematics proposed a Vibratory Two-Mass Screener provides the necessary force and conveying action to break down sand lumps and separate fines.

 

Solution

Screener 2

A single motor, twin mass drive is used to create vibration on the screening deck.  The drive is designed with a specific drive angle to provide screening action within the trough, as well as forward conveyance to move products through the unit.  Internal lump-breaker devices increase residence time for larger sand lumps, allowing them to disintegrate.

 

Results

The Screener has been in service for many years with good reliability, and low maintenance.  Isolation springs to the base supports prevent vibration transmission into the plant floor.  Fines and overs products are easily conveyed into individual fork truck boxes for transfer to reclaim areas. By utilizing this screen, the sand returned to the sand system is cleaner, less scrap and waste material is landfilled, and metallics are recovered for reuse.

 

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General Kinematics 2013 USA

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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.
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