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

New Team Member!

Vulcan Engineering Co. Announces the New Chief Representative of Sales in China & Asia Sales Director

Mike Sun

Vulcan Engineering Co. (Helena, Alabama, USA) announces that Mike Sun has been named Chief Representative of Vulcan China & Asia Sales Director. Mike will be responsible for continuing the growth of Vulcan’s business in Asia

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Posted on: August 16, 2019 10:41 AM - in News, 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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Greenfield Foundry and Expansion Projects

New Presentation Showcases the Scope of Vulcan Engineering's Foundry Construction and Expansion Capabilities

Vulcan Engineering prides itself on providing foundry solutions big and small. Well it doesn't get much bigger than greenfield foundry and expansion projects. As proven in projects such as the expansion of Lodge Manufacturing Co. in Tennessee and the greenfield/brownfield foundry projects throughout Mexico

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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

The Mid-West Advantage: Traveling Grinders

Mid-West Machine™ has been building conditioning grinders for over 65 years. Mid-West Machine™ introduced the traveling grinder to the steel mill industry in 1951 and to date has built over 400 machines. Though hardly recognizable in its 21st century mode, the Mid-West Machine™ traveling grinders utilize PLC’s and computers for its automatic grinding and sequencing operations along with the most technologically advanced components. This insures the most effective material removal machine on the market today.

Along with grinding equipment Mid-West Machine™ designs and manufactures various types of peripheral handling equipment to work in conjunction with its grinders. Mid-West Machine™ has set the standard of the industry for decades and will continue to do so for future decades.

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Posted on: August 09, 2018 09:00 AM - in News, Metal Conditioning Equipment, Monthly

Lost Foam Casting Systems

A Process for All Metallurgies

Vulcan has completed more Lost Foam projects than all other competitors, thanks to our expertise and experience. In addition, Vulcan has been involved, as a partner, with our customers to design complete systems which work for the process, not just as mechanical and electrical devices.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018 01:34 PM - in Foundry Engineering, Lost Foam, Features, Foundry Systems, 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

The Steel Industry Comeback

Good Signs for the Future of Steelmakers

According to an article published on IndustryWeek.com in December, the Steel Industry is finally thriving again after years of bleak news in the U.S. and European markets. Here are a few signs pointing to a prosperous outlook.

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Posted on: February 08, 2018 08:24 AM - in Insider, News, Metal Conditioning Equipment, Monthly

Multitasking with Manipulators

Knock-off and sort gating while easily moving heavy castings

Our line of Action® Manipulators provide robust solutions for applications that require large payload capacity, efficient movements, and increased safety for operators. This allows operators to work at safe distances and in controlled environments.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017 10:45 AM - in Insider, Manipulators, News, Video, Features, Monthly