Casting Cooling
MCC® - Magaldi Casting Cooler

The MCC® (Magaldi Casting Cooler) is a well-proven technology for castings conveying and air cooling, that combines the outstanding reliability of the Magaldi Superbelt® technology with an efficient cooling process suitable for high frequency production lines as well.

The MCC® is equipped with a cooling tunnel, held under negative pressure, in which a stream of cooling air flows at controlled speed to avoid thermal shocks to the castings. Ambient air is forced to enter the extremities of the cooling hood and it is then sucked from the center of the hood itself.
The cooling tunnel is provided with a set of optical pyrometers for casting temperature detection at different points along the transportation.

The cooling performance can be also increased thanks to an innovative concept (cross-flow model), with cooling air passing through the steel pans of the conveyor belt.

Downstream the cooling tunnel, the uncovered part of the MCC® allows operators to comfortably de-gate castings and sort sprues, with no exposure to noise or vibrations thanks to the low speed and wide flat working surface of the conveyor.

The MCC® is generally completed with the MISS® (Magaldi Integrated Supervision System) in order to automatically control the cooling parameters in accordance with the different types of casting to be handled.
Linked to the molding line operation signals, the MISS® receives the identification number (ID) of each casting along with the actual casting temperatures. Depending on the above parameters, the MISS® automatically adjusts the MCC® belt speed and the cooling air flow rate, thus maximizing the foundry productivity.

Compared to conventional castings cooling technologies, the MCC® offers:

  • high mechanical dependability;
  • efficient air cooling;
  • ability to perform cooling, de-gating and shot blasting loading activities on the same conveyor;
  • absence of vibration, dust and a noise level ≤65 dB(A);
  • flexible layout arrangement, including an inclined ramp for material lifting;
  • low power demand and low spare parts requirements;
  • no heavy foundations required;
  • fully integrated supervision system for automatic and optimized operation.

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