Foseco is the global leader in feeding system products because our products have the highest thermal and feed performance available. And, because Foseco’s feeding aids are carefully made in very reliable processes, feed performance is particularly consistent. The application of Foseco feeding solutions avoid shrinkage defects and improve casting yields, reducing the amount of non-productive metal poured. Significant savings can also be made in fettling and cleaning operations.
Direct Pour Technology
The KALPUR direct pouring process is the combined use of a feeder sleeve and ceramic foam filter. It is suitable for hand-moulded castings, and horizontal and vertical automatic moulding lines. The KALPUR process entirely eliminates the need for a conventional running system.
KALPUR FE - Direct pour feeder filter system with SEDEX filters
High Strength Exothermic Feeders
A low-fluoride, highly exothermic high-strength feeder sleeve material for iron castings, especially suited to high-pressure automatic moulding lines where the feeder sleeves have to be positioned for ram-up application on the pattern plate.
FEEDEX HD V feeders are thick walled highly exothermic sleeves. The small feeder volume and small riser-to-casting contact area make them especially suitable for use on casting sections with a limited sleeve application area. FEEDEX V feeder sleeves can be used in both mass iron and jobbing applications.
FEEDEX HD VS is a range of self-centering feeders, which can be applied quickly and safely to automatic moulding lines. They can be used with specially designed spring pins and locating cores, to enable spot feeding of even the smallest contact area.
FEEDEX K feeder sleeves use a compressing core mechanism to minimise the residual feeder stub after knock-off. Fettling and cleaning is virtually eliminated. Using a fixed pin system, patterns are easier to maintain, and the steel breaker core ensures that no exothermic material comes into contact with the casting surface. FEEDEX K sleeves can be applied on horizontal and vertical high pressure moulding lines.
FEEDEX K VAK Compressor core Feeder Sleeves
The self-centring FEEDEX VAK Feeder sleeves are designed for ram-up applications in greensand moulding lines. In combination with the appropriate support pin, the FEEDEX VAK sleeves can be easily applied on fast cycling automatic moulding lines. The new FEEDEX VAK generation is also produced with the proven FEEDEX HD formulation, a low fluoride containing, high exothermic and high strength feeder material. The VAK /61 series is designed for moulding machines with standard moulding pressure and the VAK /62 series for extreme moulding pressures.
Exothermic Feeder Sleeves
KALMINEX 41 is an exothermic-insulating range of feeder sleeves supplied as preformed cylinders and neck-downs. They are ideally suited for jobbing iron and steel applications.
KALMINEX 2000plus and KALMINEX 108 are accurately formed, highly exothermic and insulating shapes suitable for feeding all grades of steel. They are available as open, blind and neck down sleeves.They are available in diameter upto 150 mm.
Ideally applied as an insert sleeve, the high strength of KALMINEX 2000plus and KALMINEX 108 means that they can also easily be used for ram-up applications.
Insulating Feeder Sleeves
KALMIN 100 Plus sleeves are insulating, lightweight riser sleeves used to efficiently feed castings. These sleeves are highly resistant to dilation and provide superior insulating characteristics, with low smoke and fume. The use of riser sleeves increases casting yield by allowing smaller riser sizes than conventional sand risers and reduces cleaning costs.They are available in diameter upto 150 mm.
KALMIN 91 feeder sleeve is a range of purely insulating sleeves used to line feeders of all types of iron and steel castings. They are available in diameter from 150 to 650 mm.
FERRUX is a range of exothermic insulating anti-piping compounds for covering iron risers. FERRUX improves feeder performance and minimises skull formation.
THERMEXO - Highly exothermic metal producing compound
Insulating and Exothermic Preformed Lids
KAPEX is a range of preformed lids suitable for application to KALMIN and KALMINEX open feeders.
KALPAD - Insulating padding material suitable for replacing metal pads
SCK - Sleeve Construction Kit
The SCK system is a modular system for jobbing castings, allowing the foundry to tailor the sleeve package to the appropriate modulus to maximise yield and minimise the riser footprint.
The SCK set can be assembled to achieve the required modulus with smallest contact area. The system is therefore an ideal solution for casting sections which offer minimum footprints.
Excellent feeding efficiency will ensure a clean casting surface at the contact sleeve area. The highly exothermic components will be placed on the lower insulating parts via an interlock system. Locator pins are used for centering the set.