The foundry industry is well known for being one of the most rugged, brutal industries with some of the harshest working conditions to endure. The casting of molten metals and other hot materials, along with sometimes hazardous working conditions associated with the intense manual labor tasks involved, brings heightened awareness to exactly what type of strong, powerful tools workers rely on to complete their tasks at hand.
As such, it requires only the sturdiest, most reliable machinery be used throughout the foundry, no matter the chore. Air Caster™ custom engineered and manufactured material handling equipment is designed to meet the toughest working conditions in the business.
Foundry solutions – How tough is Air Caster technology? Tough enough to outlast every competing system in the harshest, hot conditions of a foundry environment. How tough? Recently, an OEM metal casting plant needed new lifts, buying from several suppliers at once to see which solutions would work best in their hot foundry section. The answer? They brought Air Caster in, along with material from several competitors. To date, Air Caster lifts are the only ones still running, prompting the plant manager to comment, “Air Caster lifts now are the only lifts we will buy!”
Some examples of our product groups that can be fully customized and built for foundry applications include:
- Foundry lift
- Foundry lift and rotates
- Foundry Transporters
- Industrial turntables
Engineered to order – Our engineers tailor the performance of our products to meet your specific needs. We work closely with your plant management site engineers, production logistics personnel, and Tier One and Tier Two suppliers to deliver the most reliable, safe, ergonomic and durable material handling equipment in the industry. We’ve developed specific heavy material handling solutions for foundry companies such as: Waupaca, GM Saginaw, and Nortrak.
Pneumatic and more – Air Caster equipment has the advantage of being pneumatically powered, which is the company’s core competence. Pneumatics require no electricity, are clean running, and require very little maintenance, and can be designed based on customer requirements. However, our solutions can be tailored to your specific handling need, as we are equally adept at engineering hydraulic, electro-mechanical or mechanical material handling solutions as well.
Durability – Designed to last, Air Caster equipment is built specifically for industrial environments using all steel construction. Our applications are designed to the highest safety standards, able to withstand heavy loads, high cycle times and frequent fork truck abuse.
Quality – No matter your industry or customer, we pride ourselves on the quality of products we design and build. Whether it’s the materials we use, overall function, weld appearance, paint and finish, or packaging, we deliver excellence.