Vibrating Furnace Charges are effective solutions to problems such as high labour cost, hazards to furnace operators faced in foundries, melting shops etc. Such a kind of automation allows foundry men to work at a safe distance thus preventing injures arising out of molten metal splash. It also facilitates in rapid and quick charging of the furnace thereby allowing maximum utilization of the furnace. In addition to this, the damage to furnace lining is avoided which normally occurs in manual charging of the furnaces.
Principle Of Operation :
The required amount of scrap metal is loaded into the storage hoper at the loading point. The trolley the carries the vibrating feeder along with the storage hopper to the furnace charging point. Here, the vibrating feeder is energized and the material is effectively discharged into the furnace as per the required capacity. As the metal is melted down, fresh batch of metal can be fed into the furnace thereby keeping the furnace full. The capacity of the vibrating feeder can be varied by varying the amplitude of variations. The amplitude of vibrations can be varied by adjusting the position of centrifugal weights or by using a variable frequency drive (optional). A control panel specially designed to suit individual client requirement depending on the sequence of operations required is provided.