System and method for controlling casting shakeout retention

  • US 7,712,513 B1
  • Filed: 04/04/2006
  • Issued: 05/11/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling the retention time of a casting retained in a mold being transported on a conveyor comprising:

  • providing a vibratory shakeout conveyor having a conveying surface;

    imparting a vibratory force to said conveyor at a predetermined angle to said conveying surface whereby the predetermined angle determines the retention time of said casting in said mold; and

    modifying the predetermined angle of the vibratory force applied to said conveyor with respect to said conveying surface to modify the retention time of said casting in said mold.

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