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MK5 Rotary Media Drum reduces costs in shakeout and casting cleaning operations.

USER--Gartland Foundry, Terra Haute. Indiana, is a 100 year old foundry specializing in thin walled fragile and complex castings in grey and ductile iron

OPERATION--Horizontal green sand molding feeding a DIDION Model MD-80 MK5 Rotary Media Drum.

PROBLEMS--"We needed to lower our costs in our shakeout and casting cleaning operations." says Bill Grimes. President and third generation owner of Gartland Foundry.

SOLUTION--"The New DIDION Rotary Media Drum offered the most efficient approach by combining shakeout, sand blending 'conditioning, double sand screening, along with casting cleaning and cooling", says Grimes.

BENEFITS--"The savings from lower finishing costs, less labor a cleaner work place, less maintenance, lower energy costs, and increased melting efficiency from cleaner returns have greatly *-educed our operating costs by 3 cents per pound. The reduction in airborne silica dust also provides additional safety to all our workers", according to Grimes.

DIDION INTERNATIONAL, INC.

7000 W. Geneva Drive St. Peters. MO 63376

Tel: 636/278-8700 * Fax: 636/278-3155

E-mail: info@didion.com * Web site: www.didion.com

Contact: Michael S. Didion

DIDION products include: Rotary Sand/Casting Separators; Sand Screens; Rotary Lump Crushers/Sand Reclaimers: Sand Blending/Cooling Drums; Rotary Media Drums" Rotary Sprue Mills: and a complete line of vibratory conveyors and feeders from Conveyor Dynamics Corporation.
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Title Annotation:Technology in Action
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Publication:Modern Casting
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2004
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