U-Series Shell Core Mold Machines

Safe, easy, shell core removal is made possible by the swinging door design. When the door opens at the end of the cycle, the attendant is facing the heater plate for core removal – there is no heater plate behind him. He never needs to put his hand or body in the heated area between core box halves. Either right or left hand opening doors are available in all three models to permit greater efficiency when an attendant handles more than one machine. Operation is simple, safe and economical since the cycle is completely automatic.

Constructed of heavy iron castings and, like all Shalco Core Blowers, the U-180 is manufactured with machine tool precision to provide sustained accuracy and long production life. Its operation is fully automatic and allows the attendant to attend two or even three machines since it is only necessary for him to return to each machine to remove the finished cores. Not only does this machine produce shell cores of the highest quality with all the inherent advantages of lightness and strength found in the modern method of shell core production, but at the same time it allows integration into automated production lines.

HEATER PLATE CAPACITY:Gas Model 29" x 20" horizontal
(737mm x 508mm)
(77 blast tips per heater plate)
HEATER PLATE EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE:Yes (upper & lower on door & ram 5”x18”)

CORE BOX DEPTH (Max. across parting line)
NOTE: Max. core box must be checked for swing clearance

Gas Model 15" max. - 3-3/4" min. (381mm) (95mm)
CORE BOX WEIGHT (MAXIMUM):On ram heater plate 1,000 lb. (454 kg)On door heater plate 1,000 lb. (454 kg)
SAND MAGAZINE BLOW AREA:Blow plate (standard) 5-1/2" x 17-1/2" (140mm x 445mm)Water-cooled blow plate (optional) 4-3/4" x 15" (121mm x 406mm)
COMPRESSED AIR (Per ANSI/CGA G7.1 Specifications-1989):Minimum pressure at machine 80 PSI (5.52 Bars)Consumption 12.3 SCF/cycleConsumption (gas combustion) 4,000 CFH Approximately
WATER (For water-cooled blow plate – option):Consumption Approximately 2 GPM.
GAS: (Natural gas @ 1,000 BTU/Cu. Ft.)Pressure at machine 8 oz./sq. in. (0.034 Bars)Average consumption 300 CFH (8 CMPH)
ELECTRICAL:Standard voltage 230/460 volt, 3 ph., 60 HzAverage power required (machine only) 2.6 kW
DIMENSIONS:50-1/2"w x 81"d x 71-3/4"h
NET WEIGHT:3,500 lbs. (1,639 Kg)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The consumption figures are based on a standard machine with normal options.