The foundry F.A.R in Reana del Rojale (in the Italian province Udine) manufactures cast parts mainly from manganese steel or special steels for crushing machines.
Here, VETTER delivered a 30-ton ROTOMAX® load turning device of type RVE 30000/5.5 which is used for rotating moulds. To this end, one chain per side is wrapped around the respective mould using corresponding pins and attached to the ROTOMAX® system. Afterwards, the mould is lifted and rotated so as to being able to remove the cast part. This process is performed quite carefully as the system can be stopped in any position.
The size of the casting moulds used by F.A.R. is variable which is why a system with electrically adjustable chain distance was selected, here. Moreover, we had to take into account that the moulds do not always show a uniform load distribution which is dependant upon the individual cast part. During the rotating operation, this unbalance has to be compensated by all means. Our solution: A manual load compensation. Similar to the rotating operation, the operator controls this compensation from a safe distance using a radio remote control.
For the pressing area VETTER delivered another ROTOMAX® load turning device, type R 5000/0.6, which is comparably small. With a load-bearing capacity of 5 tons, an utmost extent of occupational safety is ensured when handling the cast components in the rework processes and people in Reana are very pleased with the ROTOMAX® load turning devices by VETTER.