Magaldi Power S.p.A.
Magaldi Industrie, founded in 1929, is the world’s leading manufacturer of steel belt conveyors for the transportation of materials in severe conditions - including high temperature, abrasive and heavy materials - used in foundries, steel mills, mineral processing plants, cement plants, Waste-to-Energy plants and solid-fuel power plants, with more than 1000 installations worldwide.
Our technologies are based on the Magaldi Superbelt® technology: a patented steel belt conveyor able to convey hot, abrasive and heavy materials in extreme conditions, from fines to bulk material.
FOUNDRY & STEEL
The Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor is a patented steel belt conveyor able to convey hot, abrasive and heavy materials in extreme conditions, from castings to foundry sand.
The main advantage of all Magaldi conveyors is the high dependability due to the construction features of the Magaldi Superbelt® belt: a multi link traction media supported by upper idlers with plates directly attached to a steel mesh.
Compared to a traditional chain belt (single link), the mesh ensures that the conveyor will never stop. In fact, even in the extremely unlikely event that part of the mesh failes, the mesh would continue to offer the correct traction force to enable the conveyor to operate. On the contrary, a failure on a traditional chain conveyor leads to the complete shutdown of the production line. Moreover, our belt does not suffer from wear and tear: the absence of chains, pinions and scrapers guarantees a longer service life, compared to traditional conveyors. The Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor has also a very low power consumption, operates at below 68 decibels and, unlike a traditional vibrating conveyor, does not require customized foundations.
The Magaldi Superbelt® technology is applied in different configurations over a broad range of material handling applications.
Magaldi Superbelt® “P type”
The Magaldi Superbelt® “P type” has been designed to withstand very high mechanical impacts caused by heavy material, weighing hundreds of kilograms.
It is used for horizontal and inclined transportation (up to 35°) of castings, sprues, forgings, scraps, crop ends, molds and other.
MCC® – Magaldi Casting Cooler
Based on the dependable Magaldi Superbelt® technology is the Magaldi Casting Cooler (MCC®), specifically designed for the transportation and cooling of foundry castings.
The MCC® is equipped with a cooling tunnel, held under negative pressure, in which a stream of cooling air flows at a controlled speed to avoid thermal shocks for castings. Ambient air is sucked from the center of the cooling tunnel and it is forced to enter the extremities of the cooling tunnel itself.
A Magaldi Integrated Supervision System (MISS) allows to control the cooling air flow, the belt speed and the casting temperatures. The MISS is able to optimize the cooling time and castings conveying rates, if linked to the molding line production signal.
Magaldi Ecobelt® - Hot sand transportation
The Magaldi Ecobelt® is a dust proof steel belt conveyor used in foundries for hot sand transportation. Its key component is the Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor, designed completely enclosed in a steel casing, suitable to prevent dust dispersion into the environment. The Magaldi O-chain® is a chain conveyor enclosed in an independent casing, tailored around the Magaldi Ecobelt® tail section. Its function is to receive the fine residuals, taken from the Ecobelt® bottom and reload them onto the Magaldi Superbelt®, creating a close loop.
The Ecobelt® is the ideal alternative to pneumatic systems or vibrating/bucket elevators. It can be applied with inclinations up to 48o
Magaldi Superbelt® “PR type”
The Magaldi Superbelt® “PR type” has been designed to facilitate sorting and degating operations in foundries.
It is designed without sidewalls, and allows the operators to drag the castings over the lateral chutes during the sorting operation. Thanks to the Superbelt smooth and noiseless operation, the equipment can be used as a moving worktable. Chipping and de-gating of the castings can be safely carried out directly on the belt, without the need of lifting each single casting to place it on the lateral worktables or to sort in lateral boxes. The absence of vibrations and the noise level below 68 dB provide a smooth and more comfortable environment for the operators.
Magaldi Superbelt® “PZ type”
The Magaldi Superbelt® “PZ type” is based on the features of the Superbelt "P type”, adding a belt surface without steps in the overlapping area of the pans.
The Superbelt "PZ type” is the ideal solution for applications with robots or where the precise and repeatable position of the casting is required. In some applications automatic sorting by a fix deviator is allowed.
Magaldi Superbelt® furnace feeding system
The Superbelt® furnace feeding system is a dependable system with low maintenance requirements to convey and feed heavy metallic scrap to furnace in a very tough environment. The unique damage-tolerant design of the Superbelt® allows it to manage heavy loads and withstand high impact forces whilst ensuring safe, continuous and reliable continuous operation. The system is fitted with a static reception hopper installed onto the Superbelt® charging section lined with anti-wear steel, an outlet chute specifically designed to fit the furnace hood while opened containing fumes and dust and to direct the scrap into the center of the furnace reducing the furnace damages. The system can be mounted on a motorized trolley chassis to move forward and backward in order to enters the furnace filling it in a very short time and improving worker safety.