MAKING SHORT WORK OF BULKY CAST ELEMENTS

Safe processing of cast and punched parts

Many non-ferrous metal foundries are faced with the difficult hurdle of dealing with bulky waste consisting of punching burrs or rejects, which impair optimal processing. Casting machines which involve the investment of many millions of Euros cannot be used to their full capacity because production waste cannot be removed quickly enough.

Also the handling of such bulky waste, through to being re-melted, is problematic and prone to interruptions. In some instances this involves manual work under stressful conditions (heat, noise). And the acceptance of the high risk of injury arising from the often sharp edged and tangled cast pieces (made from zinc or aluminium for example).

It doesn´t need to be this way!

The ERDWICH shredder can provide help directly at the casting location or machine. A wide spectrum of shredders is available enabling optimal custom-tailored solutions to be delivered:•    Single-shaft shredder M600 for cast elements up to 2 kg•    Two-shaft shredder H480 for medium-size elements up to 10 kg•    Ripper RM 1350 for large elements (2200 x 1400 mm) up to complete bodywork structure components from vehicle production


Our specialist for the rough stuff: The ERDWICH Ripper RM 1350

This reduces bulky elements to a pourable material which can then be removed, using conventional conveyor belt methods (belt conveyor or hinged steel belt), rapidly and reliably. Even without a discharge belt the use of the RM-Ripper brings an enormous improvement of the process since the material, after reduction, is pourable and many times compacter and denser as the original material.

The advantages at a glance:

•    Improved process stability
•    Reduced risk of injuries and accidents
•    Reduced transport and personnel costs
•    Better utilization of the casting machines