GK Equipment Uses Less Energy.
General Kinematics has pioneered the use of environmentally responsible process design for use in material handling applications. This is accomplished by using GK’s proven Two-Mass vibratory drive systems, which require up to two-thirds less horsepower to achieve the same amount of output as a single mass (brute force) systems. This reduction in horsepower significantly reduces energy consumption and related electrical costs. Two-Mass equipment is also more cost effective to maintain, as belts, large motors, and bearings are eliminated.
Diversion and Beneficiation
Every year General Kinematics equipment helps divert millions of tons of waste material from the landfill. This beneficiation of waste streams reduces the environmental impact created acquiring raw materials, as well as reroutes renewable resources back into the production stream, reducing energy consumption and maximizing material value.
Reclamation and Reuse
Reclamation of materials is also important to reducing the environmental impact of your facility. GK offers a full line of solutions for reclamation of sprue, sand, dross, slag, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, bio-products, fines, wood, and other reusable products that normally are discarded. By re-utilizing these materials, you can reduce raw material costs and increase the efficiency of your production process.
Sustainable Manufacturing Operations
General Kinematics strives to operate our manufacturing facilities in a manner that leaves the smallest environmental impact as possible. Our facilities recycle over 2,000,000 lbs. of scrap metal per year. We continually upgrade processes to utilize current technology, reducing paper and resource consumption. Most important, our Community Action Team is involved with local organizations to give back and help improve our community, both for the environment around us and the people who live in it.