The casting exposed by the Shakeout is too hot to handle. Thus, they are passed through a Casting Cooler to reduce their temperature. This can be a standard Vibrating Conveyor with a top cover that induces cool air to flow over the hot castings and exhaust out of the hooded cover.
Another concept is to use a Fluidized Bed type of vibrating unit to force cool air into a plenum and up through the conveyed castings.
For either scheme, the electrical control innately with the Kinergy Drive is used to adjust the retention time for cooling and the automatic and repetitive “pulsing” to keep the castings slowly moving without being stopped by any clogging in the trough.
Since Casting Coolers usually have a long length, that kind of “Induced Conveyor” will consume area in the Foundry facility. When space becomes a factor, the use of Spiraled Casting Coolers should be considered. This kind of Conveyor has the advantage of providing the maximum amount of length in the least amount of space.
Kinergy Driven Foundry Machines
The low maintenance required of Kinergy driven machines lends itself very well to the foundry industry. In addition, the concept of one simple “Common Drive” for Foundry Vibrating Equipment delivers multiple benefits:
- A 75% decrease in power consumption for these needed units.
- The electrical control for output adjustment is greatly simplified.
- Load abuse is tolerated.
- The few interchangeable drive components are a relief to maintenance.
- The cost is competitive with units equipped with alternate drives.
A wide array of equipment is available to assist the foundry industry in becoming more efficient and cost-effective. The Kinergy Foundry Product Line includes:
The Feed Rate is Electrically Adjustable
To learn more about all of Kinergy’s innovative Foundry Machines, please contact Kinergy at 502.366.5685 or download Kinergy’s descriptive Bulletin KFE entitled “Foundry Units” and Kinergy Bulletin entitled "One Simple Common Drive for Foundry Vibrating Equipment".
Free Booklet: "Introducing Vibratory Machines for Material Handling"
Realizing vibrations can be very destructive, Engineers seldom considered intentionally creating vibrations in a machine to perform a beneficial function. Even so, over the years and by taking advantage of the principle of “Natural Frequency”, these purposely vibrated machines have been gradually but steadily improved. Thus, these Electro-Mechanical Machines now have more Electrical Operating Versatility and are ranked among the most “Energy Efficient” available. This history and the progressive evolution are explained in the Booklet entitled “Introducing Vibratory Machines for Material Handling”. The booklet is intended to be educational and is available upon request.