Industrial vacuum solutions for foundries

Enhance your production process and the cleanliness of the work environment

Foundries are companies specialised in metal casting. Molten metal is cast into moulds, cooled and refined to create components for industrial machinery, tools, objects and much more.

Why use an industrial vacuum cleaner inside a foundry?

During metalworking processes in a foundry, large quantities of dust, slag, and particles are generated that can be harmful to the health of workers and contaminate the environment.

With the use of an industrial vacuum cleaner, it is possible:

  • Constantly maintain a good level of cleanliness, collecting spilled materials and avoiding waste;
  • Reduce risks to workers’ health and contamination of the environment.
  • Reduce plant maintenance costs and avoid downtime.

Industrial Vacuum Solutions for High Temperatures

In a foundry it is often necessary to clean dust and debris at high temperatures: for example, crucibles after use may still have hot residue inside them. To vacuum materials at high temperatures, you can find in our range of vacuum cleaners:

  • Nomex filters;
  • Special separators, e.g. liquid separators;
  • Dedicated accessories.

Industrial vacuum cleaners contribute to compliance with the many European regulations governing hygiene, safety, and cleanliness in the workplace. Here are all the applications of our industrial vacuum cleaners within a foundry:

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Removal of sand residues during the mold-making process

In foundries, molds are formed to shape molten metal into final objects. This process begins with high-quality sand blended with binders like clay, bentonite, and resins, providing cohesion and strength after casting. The sand is packed around a model of the desired object. When crafting sand molds, an industrial vacuum cleaner proves invaluable, reducing cleaning time for models and tools, minimizing dust emissions, and swiftly clearing sand and debris from the workspace.

Core production process

Cores, typically composed of refractory materials like sand or clay, are inserted into molds to form internal cavities or intricate details in cast objects. In the process of core preparation, the generation of dust and sand particles poses risks to operators if inhaled. Employing an industrial vacuum cleaner helps maintain cleanliness in production areas, mitigating the risk of cross-contamination among various sand types and materials. This enhances operational efficiency and streamlines handling and assembly processes.

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Vacuuming the destaffing area

The demolding phase in a foundry involves extracting castings from sand molds once the metal has solidified and cooled. Skilled workers use special tools and machinery to delicately open the molds and extract the castings, aiming to prevent damage or deformation. Demolding is a precise process demanding skill and attention to ensure proper extraction of parts. Incorporating an industrial vacuum cleaner in the demolding area can help you to efficiently clear residue, not only from the molds but also from conveyor belts where the molds are separated.

Cleaning the sandblasting area

During sandblasting, high-pressure jets of abrasive particles are directed onto the casting to eliminate any remaining sand or impurities from its surface. This process not only ensures thorough cleaning but also enhances the part’s surface finish by smoothing out burrs and irregularities. However, the blasting operation generates residues like sand, metal scraps, and solvent compounds, which can disperse throughout the blasting booth. An industrial vacuum cleaner or a centralized system can efficiently remove the abrasive particles, thus cleaning up the booth and allowing the particles to be reused, after careful sieving.

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Collection and disposal of metal shavings

The finishing department plays a crucial role in ensuring that castings meet the required quality standards. Parts undergo various operations, such as grinding, honing, cutting, and threading to achieve the desired shape, size, and surface. With our three-phase vacuum cleaners, metal chips can be continuously vacuumed without interrupting the production cycle, and then disposed of properly.

General cleaning

Speeding up cleaning processes in foundries is essential to maintaining efficient and safe working environments. With the use of a single-phase vacuum cleaner, excellent results can be achieved in a short time. Thanks to the power of vacuum cleaners, iron dust and sand, as well as cast iron sand produced during the casting process, can be easily removed. Our single-phase Wet&Dry vacuum cleaners meet this need perfectly and can vacuum both solid materials and liquids that can accumulate on the floor.

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Industrial vacuum cleaners and centralized vacuum systems for foundries

To work safely in a foundry, it is essential to have efficient vacuum solutions. Our full range of solutions includes heavy-duty industrial vacuum cleaners designed to handle large volumes of sand, dust, and heavy chips in the work environment. With high-efficiency filters, our vacuum solutions minimize the risk of contamination and exposure to harmful substances for operators.

In a foundry, opt for heavy-duty industrial vacuum cleaners with the following key features:

  • Durability and reliability: machines designed for heavy use are resistant to the dust and particulate matter they may come into contact with in a foundry.
  • High suction power: to better handle the large amounts of waste materials generated in these environments.
  • Excellent filtration levels and simplified filter cleaning: our vacuum cleaners have basic M-class filters, for dust down to one micron, with the option of installing a secondary filter and an automatic cleaning system.
  • Ease of inspection, maintenance, and cleaning: vacuum cleaners must allow easy emptying of the container, and access to filters and other internal components must be easy, to allow for regular replacement and cleaning and longer life.

With our customized industrial vacuum solutions for foundries, you can improve safety in heavy industries and reduce maintenance costs.

Contact us today to find out more about our industrial vacuums for foundries!

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