Challenge

Thousands of dollars were being wasted at an aluminum foundry due to inability to reclaim sand from their process. In addition, disposal costs were exorbitantly high and hurting the plants bottom line.

 

VibraMill

Approach

To develop a beneficial sand reuse program, the VIBRA-MILL® Sand Reclaim was suggested to reduce disposal costs to the landfill, reduce future EPA issues and reclaim aluminum that could then be re-melted.

 

Solution

The VIBRA-MILL® works within a Sand Reclaim System to break down sand core and unused cores. Additionally, it cleans binders off of sand with an end result of flowable sand.

 

Results

The VIBRA-MILL® has, in one year, saved the facility $104,063 in disposal fees and aluminum recovery with a total amount of 78,837 pounds of aluminum recovered. Also within one year, they were able to keep 3,500 tons of sand out of the landfill and utilize it in the manufacture of concrete.

 

General Kinematics 2013 USA

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