Any exchange cart that moves, transfers or positions molds in a production line. Note: This category includes both Exchange Carts and the Casting Tables (Mechanized Casting Table (aka "MCT").
Transfer molds to and from elevated or multi-level conveyor systems. Use of these carts with a multi-level conveyor either for storage or production can dramatically reduce storage space required in a typical cultured marble plant.
Tilt and Rotate carts are specifically designed to transfer molds through the gelcoat application, and simplify the gelcoat spray process by making all surfaces of a mold easily accessible to allow proper gelcoat spraying.
There are multiple configurations of this unit, available in either 10' or 12' lengths, depending on your needs:
The Tilt/Rotate version is by far the most popular, as this unit speeds up the gel coat process by elevating and rotating the mold mounted on the unit a full 360° in one mode, and lifting them to a 30° angle in another mode. This mobility allows the spray gun operator to stand on one side of the cart throughout the entire spraying process. An integral mold support table elevates and rotates the mold and the cart conveyor track tilts it. This cart is compatible with Gruber Spray Booths and Gruber Conveyor Systems, and can accommodate most Gruber molds. In addition to being energy-efficient, the Tilt/Rotate Cart reduces operator fatigue and injuries. Use of the cart assist in more even gel coat coverage of the mold surface. Tilt and Rotate carts feature heavy-duty steel construction, galvanized steel wheelway with steel skate conveyor wheel, easy rolling V-groove wheels, pneumatic operation for hazardous areas, heavy-duty steel rotate plate, and durable powder coating for easy cleanup and protection.
12' Tilt/Rotate Gelcoat Cart Specifications:
The primary function of Gelcoat Exchange Carts are to position a mold properly for application of Gelcoat in the Gelcoat Spray Booth. The mold is positioned on the cart, and the cart is rolled into the spray booth, where gelcoat is sprayed onto the entire mold surface in preparation for casting.
Tilt/Rotate Gelcoat Cart
10' - #083160
12' - #083161
Tilt-only Gelcoat Cart
10' - #0830610
10' (No Wheelway) - #0831413
12' - #0830611
Rotate-Only Gelcoat Cart
10' - #0830612
12' - #0830613
Rotate-only Gelcoat Finish Cart
10' - #0830612F
12' - #0830613F
Order Information (Description/Cat. No.)
Cart Track 10' - #083087
Standard Rigid V-Groove Caster - #083090
Standard Steel Wheelway Wheel (with Nut and Bolt) - #110039
Tilt/Rotate Cart Hose Reel - #111382
Joy Pendant Station - Up/Down - #110081
Cart Track Stops - #162390
Crate, Tilt/Rotate Carts - #CETRCART
Crate, Cart Track - #CETRAC
The Elevating/Vibrating/Transversing Casting (EVTC) Exchange Cart is generally installed on the production conveyor line, directly under a casting machine (such as our Autocaster continuous casting machine).
When a tall/deep mold (eg bathtub mold) is ready for mold filling, this (vibrating) cart can be lowered to reduce the lip height of the mold, making it easier and more convenient to fill the mold.. This casting cart also includes vibration as well.
Once casting is complete, the cart is raised back to its normal conveyor height, where the filled mold can then continue down the production conveyor line for demolding, etc.
Precise X,Y,Z motion control for mold positioning during casting with automated casting machines such as Gruber’s Autocaster continuous casting system.
The Ball Cart allows repositioning and height adjustments of molds traveling down your conveyor line to the casting machine or batch mixer.