• 24/10/2015 - Heavy Duty 620G grinding manipulators equiped with improved control arm system shipped to FR & CZ
  • 20/03/2016 - Continued developement of the G30P grinding system results in new system shipped to Turkey
  • 21/08/2016 - New class of very high speed, 180KG capacity, C320 manipulators shipped to Turkey
  • 17/01/2016 - CDL continues testing of Servo-Pump grinding system - reducing energy use & improving power control
  • 22/11/2015 - Quick change canon mounting system designed and shipped to US customer greatly reduces down time
  • 31/07/2016 - Repeat orders shipped to large German Foundry group
  • 27/11/2016 - Continued developement in grinding automation results in Planar grinding and automated riser stub removal

Foundry Manipulators Applications

"G" Series Grinders
The range of "G" Series grinders designed to replace the traditional swing frame grinders.




Easy and quick breaking of risers and gatings into sizes that can then be re-charged to melt.




Standard Foundry Knock Off Canon
Easy and quick removal of risers, can be either mounted to a manipulator or used hanging from a crane.




Linear Manipulator
For use in restricted space areas and where speed and accuracy are important.




Feeder Lifting Robot
Removal of the risers and feeders whilst the castings is still in the mould.




Gating Removal Robot
Removal of the risers, feeders and gating whilst the castings is still in the mould. This robot is programmed to cope with a mixture of different engine block casting configurations as seen during this short video.




Mouldbox Handling
With the size of castings increasing and technology allowing for larger moulding solutions, the handling of the mould box become a big issue. Clansman have solved this problem with their range of foundry manipulators.




Cutting and Grinding
This is a growing area with many new applications,.....the advantage of manipulator grinding and cutting is the amount of power that is available in relation to what is possible for a man.  We provide a 75 Kw grinding spindle on the end of a 6 axis manipulator.  NO software and NO programming is involved, it is a flexible tool for the external surfaces of larger castings.




For safety reasons the manipulator needs to be in a dedicated chamber with steel or brick walls which are able to contain any disc / wheel breakage. A space of roughly 8m x 9m x 6m high is required for a single cell. Production rates can be increased using a double cell configuration