Flame Cutting

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Two development programs have resulted in prototype installations for the removal of casting rigging by robots and manipulator using oxygen-fule burning. Two manipulator burning machines were developed for the removal of feeder heads from heavy castings by the Steel Castings Research and Trade Association (SCRATA), Sheffield, England. Also, a Unimate robot was installed at Fort Pitt Steel Casting Company. This chapter summarizes these two developmental programs.


Steel Casting Industrial Robot Casting Surface Prototype Machine Steel Foundry 


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