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

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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COVID-19 & Industry Events

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has radically altered the landscape of upcoming trade shows and events for the foundry industry. As one might imagine, the worldwide calendar of events has been thrown into uncharted waters, with many 2020 industry trade shows cancelling or postponing their planned events until further notice.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020 02:49 PM - in Insider, Events, News, Shows, Monthly

Sand Cooling 101

Quality castings rely on good molding sand produced within the statistical limits developed for permeability, strength, compression, LOI and other molding sand quality measures that a foundry may use. One of the basic requirements to making good quality molding sand is return sand that is within an acceptable temperature range.

Vulcan Engineering Co. offers complete sand cooling solutions to the foundry industry. Vulcan has proven cooling systems for Green Sand, Precision Sand, Lost Foam and Nobake molding systems

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Posted on: March 03, 2020 03:55 PM - in Insider, News, Green Sand, Lost Foam, Nobake, Features, Foundry Systems, Monthly

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

Vulcan Engineering Turns 50

When Vulcan Engineering was founded in 1970, it consisted of only a handful of employees, a small facility and a Total Concept approach to engineering, manufacturing and installation. Since it’s inception, the company has remained true to its promise to provide “Expertise Backed by Experience.” Since day one,

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Posted on: January 21, 2020 04:27 PM - in Insider, Events, News

New Investment Casting Video

New Video Highlights Vulcan's Investment Casting Capabilities

Vulcan Engineering is excited about the new video detailing our Investment Casting capabilities that just made its debut on our YouTube Channel. just in time for the Investment Casting Institute's 66th Technical Conference & Equipment Expo in St. Louis, Missouri from October 27 - 30, 2019.

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The New & Improved Vulcan YouTube Channel

Vulcan Engineering's YouTube Channel Gets a Facelift and New Content

Vulcan Engineering recently overhauled our YouTube presence, creating new channel art, new playlists and new custom thumbnails for every video. We've also added new video content, as well as updates to our full "Vulcan Capabilities" series, which showcases the entire breadth of our foundry engineering services and equipment. An army of new thumbnail images ensure that all videos are labeled, readable, and easier to search visually.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019 03:10 PM - in Insider, Foundry Engineering, News, Video, Foundry Systems, Monthly

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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