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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.


7000 W. Geneva Drive St. Peters. MO 63376

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

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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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