Our customer came to us with a problem. They needed to add structural and process improvements into an existing work cell with a number of components that need to be worked around and integrated with the structural improvements. Our solution was a perfect example of uniting R-V’s engineering ability with a piece of existing machinery to create a more efficient product for a metals manufacturing client.
Design and Engineering
R-V integrated a Mold Flailer, used to clean the inside of a cylindrical cast iron mold, into an existing melting bay pit area. Included in this design was a structural work platform to support the flailer and attachments for different size molds. In addition, the existing crane in the area was redesigned and replaced to handle the additional weight of the cast iron molds.
We created the designs for this project and we were there at the end to provide installation supervision. Our project scope for this project:
Write a functional description of the entire flailing process
Develop install specifications for all of the equipment
Complete startup and debugging of all equipment
Convert all SolidWorks drawings to AutoCAD for storage