This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information about General Kinematics please reach out via our contact center.

Where does the name General Kinematics come from?

Kinematics is the “study of classical mechanics which describes the motion of points, bodies (objects), and systems of bodies (groups of objects) without consideration of the causes of motion.” (Wikipedia) Here at General Kinematics, we build machines which use vibratory motion in amazing ways. Sometimes we harness vibration to move tons of mining ore uphill, or to gently clean hot, glowing orange, metal parts in a foundry, or to sort and separate recyclable materials to keep them out of landfills.  We also use other types of motion, including blowers, air knives, hydraulics, rotary drums to help our customers process materials, save energy and generate revenue.

General Kinematics engineers are experts in the science of motion. If you need to sort, move, shake, rattle or roll material that is heavy, hot, mixed together, delicate, abrasive, moist, and/or sticky GK can help you get moving in the right direction.

Who is my GK contact?

General Kinematics has strategic partnerships with technically skilled manufacturer’s representatives around the world as well as a full staff of sales engineers. If you are a foundry, please refer to this map or if you are not a foundry, please refer to this map to find your main contacts. Or just fill out this form and we will respond promptly.

Where is GK located?

General Kinematics is headquartered in the USA, near Chicago IL, with engineering, technical sales support, R&D, testing facility and a state of the art manufacturing facility. In addition General Kinematics has technical sales offices, “Factory Trained / Authorized” fabrication facilities, service centers, warehouses and sales representation around the globe.

GK Plant Tour Safety & Security Guidelines

When visiting GK, please review our safety and security guidelines. This will ensure a great visit at our facility!

Are you hiring?

Yes! If you’re a talented engineer or have manufacturing and industrial technical experience we want to talk to you. Check out our current openings on GK’s career page.

How are after-hours problems and support issues resolved?

General Kinematics is committed, 24/7, to ensuring our customers around the world experience as limited downtime as possible. Here’s a sneak peek as to how we handle these situations:

After Hours Tree

When you leave a message, please give your name, phone number, company, a brief overview of the need and the unit serial # if possible. This information will help us respond even faster to your request. Please know our goal is to get back to you within one hour or less!