Mould Handling Equipment
At FMS we offer a range of specialised Mould Handling Equipment, from simple manual systems to fully automated loop systems. The FMS range automated loop systems are available either as carousels or automated fast loops (both horizontal and vertical). The complete range mould handling equipment suits both Flasked and Flaskless moulds, as well as, manual loops, carousels and fast loops systems. FMS have a Mould Handling Equipment solutions to suit any foundry’s individual requirement.
Our partner, Transtek, offer the patented RAPID Moulding System which is a vertical moulding line that features a vertical pattern loop system. This Transtek mould handling system is able to store two bolsters at the same time which paired with the vertical loop system makes the system more compact, reducing the footprint area of the mould handling equipment by up to 60% compared to a horizontal loop system. An additional benefit of the Transtek RAPID System is the time it takes for a cycle to be completed. RAPID completed a cycle 20 – 30 seconds faster than a standard loop system, this is partially due to the continuous elevator design of the system which supports short filling times.
We also offer a full range of mould handling equipment that compliments standard moulding plants including rollover strip units, flood coating stations, mould manipulators and mould closing units.
The requirements for each mould handling project are different due to varying foundry working practices, for this reason, we have a standard questionnaire that we email to FMS customers. Once completed, this allows the team to understand the level of automation required to suit the foundry mould size to be produced and mould production rate.
Contact FMS for more information on our Mould Handling Equipment.
Horizontal Moulding ‘Fast Loop’
The Fast Loop is a productive solution amongst conventional moulding lines. It is well suited to applications with non-standard sizes.
The production speed can be bettered by a “Close Loop” option where the Rollover Strip machine (Strip Master) is incorporated inside the loop.
Key features of the Fast Loop
- PLC automatic operation
- Transfer car docking onto lines resulting in very smooth bolster transfer
- Laser monitoring of transfer car travel, absolute control and perfect positioning
- Flawless system control via a 10″ full-colour HMI touchscreen on the operator panel
- All motors are inverter driven with full diagnostics
- Fieldbus communication
- PILZ safety protection
FMS offers a full range of handling equipment to compliment typical moulding plants such as rollover strip units, flood coating stations, mould manipulators and mould closing units.
As each and every mould handling project is different due to different foundry working practices we recommend you contact FMS for our standard questionnaire to be emailed across to you for completion, to will allow us to understand the level of automation required to suit the foundry mould size to be produced and mould production rate.
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