General Kinematics Introduces New Line of Rotary and Vibratory Drums

June 1, 2007 -- General Kinematics, Crystal Lake, IL, has announced the release of the DUCTA-SERIES(TM) line of rotary equipment, designed for ductile foundry operations, as well as new products in their VIBRA-SERIES(TM) line of vibratory foundry drums.

The DUCTA-SERIES is comprised of the DUCTA-SPRUE® rotary sprue drum, the DUCTA-SCREEN® rotary shakeout, and the DUCTA-CLEAN® rotary media drum. The drums are designed using a single layer wear plate shell for extended life, with a patent pending modular shell designed for easy and affordable replacement. Sand and media that exit the drum are collected using General Kinematics proven SYNCRO-COIL® vibratory technology.

Two new additions to the VIBRA-SERIES of foundry drums are also now available. The VIBRA-DRUM SR is a continuous flow sand reclamation / attrition mill for reclaiming sand and cores. Also new for 2007 is the VIBRA-CLEAN® vibratory media drum for gentle cleaning of fragile castings.

"Everyone at GK is very excited to be able to provide our customers with these new solutions to solve their difficult process problems." said Tom Musschoot, Director of R&D / Marketing for GK. "It is through close partnerships with our customers that we can work with them to design and develop solutions to better meet their needs, as well as help enhance the metal casting industry."

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials, handling, and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world's largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, holding more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application.

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