Metal Casting Sand Laboratory
Metal Casting Sand Laboratory Technologies
We conduct all of our testing in a state-of-the-art sand laboratory using these specialized technologies:
- Methylene blue testing equipment
- Ultrasonic scrubber
- Dog-bone hardness tester
- Q6 Columbus spectrometer
Methylene Blue Unit & Mixer
Enables us to determine the amount of live clay in our green sand mixture typically employing western or southern bentonites or any combination of the two.
Removes clay from sand granules to record a better methylene blue reading. The unit includes a water-jet hose assembly to speed up actual sample washing.
Determines grain fineness of sands, no bake and green sand. Quality metal casting relies on the selection of quality raw material as well as the processes throughout the foundry operation.
Accurately measures the weights of various tests even with the smallest of samples.
Separates sand evenly into two parts. The grain fineness is not affected when trying to acquire smaller sample sizes.
Vulcan (A-550) Combustion Oven
200-240V 50/60 Hz
Evaluates loss on ignition in various sand mixtures. The oven offers faster heating and cooling than full firebrick furnaces.
Determines the amount of moisture in a green sand mix.
Tensile Tester (400-A-MDI)
Tests the tensile strength of no bake sand mix. Determines how the sand is setting up and how it will hold up against the weight of the iron.
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