Green Sand, Sand quality control

Automatic Management of moulding sand

Sand Lab GSM and PGF-D

Automatic Management of moulding sand

Benefits after system PGF.4-D installation

  • Homogeneous sand moisture at cooler outlet.
  • Values of prepared sand moisture inside the strict range required
  • Value of compactability of prepared sand inside the strict range required
  • Better performance of the moulding machine
  • Reduction in sand-related scrap defects.
  • Reduction in bad moulds.
  • Storage and monitoring of the main operating parameters

When GSM is combined with PGF.4-D

  • Management of GSM-L.4, only as analysis instrument
  • Enabling the feed-back, on the moisture or compactability values only.
  • Enabling the feed-back, also on the dosing of additions.

Description

The sampling device has to be mounted on the prepared sand course, so that the sample of sand can be taken at the draw-off belt discharge chute or directly from the belt.

The PGF.4 equipment is already set up for be able to be completed at any time, without any modification, from the GSM tool, for on-line measurement of moisture, temperature, compatibility, resistance to compression and to shear prepared to the mixer output.

On the basis of the measurements performed and the determined values, it provides for the automatic correction of the amount of water and additives to be added into the mixer.

Benefits of GSM Sand Lab

  • use in moulding sand processing plants
  • eliminates the need to analyze sand in laboratory

Technical drawings

Technical specs

Thanks to the operator panel, the user can program the operating parameters and can check the changes in the values of the system, in real-time.

On the operator panel, the following values are shown:

  • Residual moisture of the return sand
  • Return sand temperature
  • Programmed moisture
  • Calculated water flow
  • Real water flow introduced
  • System alarms in event of anomaly

It is also possible to program and display:

  • 3 components for the sand weighing hopper
  • 4 components for the addition weighing hopper

Data archive and consumption export on USB key or on PC with Ethernet network and Remote tele-assistance system.

Optional:

  • Supervision system and management on the PC.
  • Remote operator panel.

Technical specs

PLC Siemens o Allen & Bradley
Operator Panel Touch screen 12” in colours
Main supply Volt – Hz 230 – 50
Electric cabinet dimensions mm 600 x 600 x 2.100

The PGF.4 equipment is already set up for be able to be completed at any time, without any modification, from the GSM tool, for on-line measurement of moisture, temperature, compactability, resistance to compression and to shear prepared to ‘the mixer output. On the basis of the measurements performed and the determined values, it provides for the automatic correction of the amount of water and additives to be added into the mixer.

Technical specifications for the GSM Sand Lab

Power supply 24 Volt DC
Compressed air supply 6,5 bars
PLC Siemens o Allen & Bradley
Touch Panel Touch screen 9”
Compressed air consumption 160 Nl/cycle
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.200 x 550 x 1.200 mm
Weight 330 Kg

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