With extensive experience in the forge and foundry industries, Rosler Metal Finishing understands that no two shot blasting processes and work pieces are alike. With that in mind, we continue our Forge & Foundry Blog Series with an overview of our machines offering excellent finishing for sand castings.
If you demand precise, repeatable results when shot blasting sand castings, consider the following machines. As always, the experts at Rosler are also available to develop a customized machine to accommodate your unique work pieces and challenges.
RMBD Continuous Tumble Belt Machine
The high-capacity, continuous feed RMBD is available in a heavy-duty version for foundry applications equipped with 6 x 40 HP turbines, a steel-slatted work piece transport belt, and a magnetic separator.
Ideal Work Pieces — Large volumes of small- to mid-sized work pieces such as connecting rods, transverse car links, parts for automatic transmissions, locking systems, brake pads, oil pans, cylinder head covers
RHBD Continuous Spinner Hanger Machine
With an overhead monorail trolley transport system, the RHBD is capable of processing single, large and heavy work pieces in continuous feed mode while batches of small- to mid-sized work pieces can be placed on a special work piece fixture shaped like a Christmas tree. The special foundry version features extra wear lining in the blast chamber and a magnetic separator.
Ideal Work Pieces — Pump housings, large crankshafts, windmill components, fire hydrants, valve bodies, turbocharger housings, impellers
RDGE Continuous Wire Mesh Belt Machine
Work pieces pass through the shot blast area on a wire mesh belt, never touching each other during the shot blast process. The heavy-duty foundry version of the RDGE includes an extra 5/8-in-thick wear lining, special eight-bladed turbines, and a vibratory screen conveyor in place of a media auger.
Ideal Work Pieces — Delicate mid-sized components such as cylinder head covers, oil pans, transmission housings, gears, door pillars for passenger cars
RMT Multi-Tumbler Batch Shot Machine
The RMT’s specially shaped rotary drum optimizes work piece mixing. For foundry applications, a vibratory screen conveyor replaces the standard media auger and a magnetic separator and extra wear lining are added.
Ideal Work Pieces — Very small to mid-sized, sturdy components such as bushings, small shafts, ratchet braces, chain links, housings, levers
RMBC Batch Tumble Belt Blast Machine
The heart of the RMBC batch machine is an endless belt made from rubber or steel slats forming a trough. Work pieces tumble intensively within the trough.
Ideal Work Pieces — Relatively small and mid-sized, sturdy components including cast turbine blades, all kinds of fittings, small pump housings, shafts, small gears
RHBE Batch Spinner Hanger Machine
An electric trolley running on an overhead rail, usually in the shape of a Y, drives the work pieces in and out of the RHBE shot blast machine.
Ideal Work Pieces — Mid-sized to very large and heavy work pieces weighing up to 15 tons including large wind power components, large crankshafts, large engine blocks, pump housings, fire hydrants, valve bodies
RDT Rotary Table Machine
Single, large components or batches of smaller work pieces are placed on a rotary table within the RDT and blasted from above.
Ideal Work Pieces — Mid-sized to large, heavy components including the cleaning of prototypes, large casters, pulleys; frequently used for cleaning of casting, forging, and other molds
RWK Turning Chamber Machine
The RWK is equipped with a circular chamber divided into two 180° sections with one section in the blast chamber and the other section at the load/unload station. After each cycle the chamber rotates 180° to allow for simultaneous loading/unloading and processing.
Ideal Work Pieces — Circular and semi-circular parts up to 48 in high such as drive shafts, torsion bars for automobiles, large coil springs, bevel gear components, automotive wheels
The center of the RROB is a robot, which does the loading/unloading as well as the handling of the work pieces in the blast machine. The robot picks up one, single raw work piece from the staging system (e.g. a conveyor), holds the work piece into the blast chamber while constantly rotating it, and deposits it back on the conveyor.
Ideal Work Pieces — Cylinder heads, engine blocks, transmission housings
RMBS Blast Machine with Integrated Gripper
The RMBS is a specialized machine equipped with a gripper system that rotates and oscillates work pieces weighing up to 11,000 lbs in the blast chamber. Twin robots transfer the work pieces to and from the gripper system.
Ideal Work Pieces — Large, heavy castings such as engine blocks
The Rosler Way
The experts at Rosler are available to collaborate with you to find the right machine and process for your sand castings. Contact us today to learn how we can help improve your finishing processes and schedule a free sample processing in our test center.
Be sure to check out previous posts in the Forge & Foundry Blog Series as well, including:
- Part 1 – Shot Blasting Systems.
- Part 2 – Efficient Recycling.
- Part 3 – Shot Blasting & Sand Castings.
- Part 4 – Selecting a Shot Blasting Machine for Sand Castings.
- Part 5 – Cleaning Features & Dust Precautions for Sand Castings.
- Part 6 – Selecting a Shot Blasting Machine for Die Castings.
- Part 7 – Selecting a Shot Blasting Machine for Forgings, Non-Sand Castings, and Powdered Metal Components.