Automation in Green Sand Processing Equipment
Makoto Fukihara, Hiroyasu Makino, and Kunihiro Hashimoto
1 Honohara, 3-Chome, Toyokawa, Aichi 442-8505, Japan
Green sand molding is indispensable in the mass production of iron castings such as those used for automobiles. Green sand processing equipment, which plays an important role in maintaining casting quality by supplying steadily mixed sand, includes that used in mold removal and sand recovery, sand cooling, storage, mixing, and supply to the molding machine, as detailed in the sections that follow.