Safe and Efficient Mold Handling

Vulcan Engineering offers mold rollovers, rollover draw, and rollover closers for flaskless and flask nobake molds.

Donovan™ mold handlers, a product of Vulcan Engineering Co., offer a more safe and efficient way to handle the nobake molds in your foundry. The use of slings, chains and some other manipulators on the market lack the control of the mold that is inherent to the Donovan™ design.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020 09:30 AM - in Mold Handling, News, 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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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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ICI Technical Conference & Expo 2019

Vulcan Engineering Co. at ICI Conference & Expo 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, Oct 27 – 30, 2019

Visit us at Booth #224

Vulcan will be exhibiting at the Investment Casting Institute's 66th Technical Conference & Equipment Expo at St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri from October 27 - 30, 2019. Be sure to visit us at Booth #224 to discuss systems and equipment for all of your foundry needs.

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Posted on: October 01, 2019 02:59 PM - in Events, News, Investment Casting, Shows