STEEL BELT CONVEYORS FOR SEVERE CONDITIONS since 1929

Chauffagekar

THE CHALLENGE

Thanks to the availability of low cost energy, raw material and workforce, the Iranian metal casting market is expected to quickly ramp-up in the near future.
To face the growing demand for cast parts, the Iranian boiler manufacturer Chauffagekar Ind. Co. started a development project, looking for dependable technologies able to decrease unpredictable forced shutdowns and to reduce the high maintenance required by traditional chain conveyors.
Magaldi was chosen to supply its Superbelt® technology for moulds handling in order to replace the existing Apron-based conveyor.

 

THE CUSTOMER

Established in 1971 by some Iran’s metallurgy industry founders, Chauffagekar Ind. Co. is leader in manufacturing cast iron boilers, intended not only for the Middle-East but also for the European and Asian markets.
Its plant has an annual production capacity of 16.000 tons.

 

THE SOLUTION

Chauffagekar’s need to handle moulds in a reliable way was met by installing a Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor.
Due to the construction features of the belt, a multi-link traction media supported by upper idlers with plates directly attached to a steel mesh, the Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor guarantees an high dependability. In fact, compared to traditional chain belts (single link), even if the double-wire mesh is severely damaged, the Superbelt® conveyor continues to run without sudden failures, thus allowing plant operators to schedule its maintenance according to operation needs. On the contrary, a failure on a traditional chain conveyor leads to the complete shutdown of the production line.
Moreover, Magaldi belt does not suffer from wear and tear: the absence of chains, pinions and scrapers guarantees a longer service life.
The 30 meters long Superbelt® conveyor supplied to the Iranian foundry allows to easily handle the moulds coming from the punch-out to the shake out and, since the belt runs at a synchronized rate with the moulding line, operators are able to safely sort the castings or remove sprues.

 

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