Impactors: Making an Impact

Vulcan designs and manufactures a line of riser removal Impactors for both hand-held and manipulator- mounted use.

The Impactor, our single-shot pneumatic “hammer,” has earned an excellent reputation among foundries around the world. The value of the Impactor lies in its robustness, power and longevity.

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Posted on: August 04, 2020 01:15 PM - in Insider, Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, News, Monthly

Fox® Air Float Cut-Off

The Fox® Air Float Cut-Off machine is ideal for gate and riser removal on small to medium size castings or castings on runner bars or trees. The unit is excellent for small to medium production runs since fixtures are very easy to change and generally no other settings are required. It is ideal for castings that are too heavy for operator handling as the air float feature makes moving several hundred pounds almost effortless. Once the casting is fixtured, cutting can take place anywhere around the periphery since the floating gondola allows for fast, easy positioning and repositioning of heavy casting trees or individual parts. The abrasive cutting is rapid using the hydraulic down pressure system. If the gate or riser is on a flat surface, additional grinding may be eliminated or greatly reduced.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020 10:45 AM - in Insider, Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, News, Fox, Cutting, Monthly

Robotic Casting Finishing

Automation with Flexibility for the Future

Robots have been an important part of the metalcasting process for decades, and Vulcan Engineering Co. has been providing foundries with robotic integration solutions every step of the way. Automation is often the easiest way to increase productivity and efficiency, particularly in the area of casting finishing.

There has never been a better time to evaluate your needs for automating your casting finishing. It’s a big investment, but one that has more payoff than you might think. Vulcan Engineering Co. can help you realize this opportunity with flexible, turnkey solutions from our Foxall® product line which is tool to part to our specialized cells featuring part to tools solutions.

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Posted on: May 07, 2020 01:15 PM - in Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, News, Robotics, Foxall, Monthly

Greenfield and Brownfield Foundry Projects

A Complete Concept-To-Production Approach

A greenfield foundry is what its name implies: a foundry conceived, engineered and built from scratch on a previously unused property. A brownfield foundry, on the other hand, is built around the constraints of existing facilities. Though very different with regard to their planning and execution, both require vast amounts of coordination, resources and expertise to come together. Vulcan Engineering has all that covered.

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Summer Shutdowns = Scheduled Maintenance

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes opportunities for foundries to shut down and perform their required maintenance and repairs! Keeping your foundry running smoothly and efficiently is our top job at Vulcan Engineering, and that requires the upkeep of existing equipment, and when necessary, the addition of new parts and equipment.

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Impactors: making an impact

Vulcan designs and manufactures a line of riser removal Impactors for both hand-held and manipulator- mounted use.

The Impactor, our single-shot pneumatic “hammer,” has earned an excellent reputation among foundries around the world. The value of the Impactor lies in its robustness, power and longevity.

The combination of extremely long “time between rebuilds” and the affordability and availability of replacement parts translates into a low cost of ownership that continues to win the approval of customers—especially those who have experience with other units.

There are three Impactor models: 65H, 100H and 200H. They are designed to replace sledgehammers in removing risers made with break-off style cores.

All operate best at 80~150psi and are equipped with our patented cushion cylinder for excellent protection against dry-firing. Impactors are operator-friendly (ergonomic grips, shock cushioning), and are built to withstand the rigors of continuous foundry use.

Manually operated Impactors are typically suspended by a chain-fall hoist, supported by a jib crane, bridge crane or similar device.

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Posted on: February 12, 2020 09:15 AM - in Insider, Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, News

Mid-West Machine™ Territory Update

Changes to Vulcan's Mid-West Machine™ and Fox® Grinders Product Line Representative Territory

Vulcan's representative Precision Abrasives will cease to represent Vulcan's Mid-West Machine™ and Fox® Grinders product lines effective August 30, 2019. The territory effected is Ohio, West Virginia & Western Pennsylvania. If you are in this territory and have any equipment questions or other inquiries, please direct them to Dave Sullivan here at Vulcan Engineering. He can be reached via e-mail at sullivand@vulcangroup.com, or by calling 1-205-663-0732. Dave is a reservoir of information about the Mid-West Machine™ line, and will be happy to answer questions or provide a price quote.

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FOX® Remelt Ingot Processing System

New Video Showcases Vulcan's Latest Ingot Processing Line

A video demonstration of the latest FOX® Remelt Ingot Processing System recently debuted on the Vulcan Engineering YouTube channel. The video showcases the various features of the processing system by following an ingot along the line to the different sections/stages of its journey. The system can handle high alloy steel ingots from 3 to 9 inches in diameter, and 20-50 inches in length.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019 04:11 PM - in Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, News, Metal Conditioning Equipment, Video

Super Abrasive Wheels: Go The Distance

Super Abrasive Grinder Wheels Provide Longer Life and Other Advantages Over Bonded Abrasive Wheels

Vulcan Engineering recently shipped several Fox® Model 420 Stand Grinders with Super Abrasive (SA) wheels designed for SNAG grinding. The 20” SA wheel fits on a standard machine with no modification providing the user the capability to switch between bonded abrasive and SA wheels based on job requirements. For example, grinding iron casting with the SA wheel and grinding steel casting with the bonded abrasive wheel.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018 01:21 PM - in Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, News, Fox, Monthly

An Efficient Solution for Aluminum

Robotic Aluminum Cutting Cell

Vulcan has considerable experience in the integration and creation of unique solutions using robots for metal removal applications as well as highly efficient automated systems. We engineer systems that use industrial robots to automate common tasks such as mold handling, mold pouring, casting finishing, and casting inspection. We recently completed a project that incorporated a Fanuc robot equipped with a carbide tipped saw to remove gating from aluminum automotive castings inside of an enclosed cell.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018 03:35 PM - in Cleaning & Finishing Equipment, Robotics, Foxall, Fanuc, Aluminum, Monthly