Clansman Powerbreakers solve the problem of cutting and handling gatings in the foundry. Shorter gatings are easier to transport and to remelt. The gating is fed into the Powerbreaker which instantly grips, bends and breaks the gating. Powerbreakers have been in operation since 1995.
Sceptical foundrymen will not believe that it can work - but it does!
The Clansman Powerbreaker is an immensely strong tool to reduce casting gatings to a manageable length. Powerbreakers have a breaking capacity of up to 120 diameter sections of all grades of ductile iron.
The head of the Powerbreaker is either mounted in a fixed position over a conveyor or scrap box or for maximum productivity on a manipulator as a part of the tooling. The broken pieces are directed safely downwards by the action of the Powerbreaker.
Clansman Powerbreakers can be deployed on Clansman manipulators for maximum manoeuvrability, and integrated with Clansman grippers and hammers for flexible use
Clansman Dynamics have adopted the same careful design approach to our range of Powerbreakers as we have to manipulators. Maintenance is minimal because the machines are specifically designed to withstand the very severe axial and radial bearing loads that are applied as the machine operates.
We continually improve our designs based on customer feedback. The latest development after suggestions from a number of customers is to mount the Powerbreakers on springs so that 2 objectives are achieved:
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