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  1. Hi. thanks for the reply. I will get in touch with them. Only thing is, i think they just manufacture hammers or supply spares. i dont think they are into foundation design. still, anything is worth a shot. thankyou.
  2. hey guys, im looking for someone or some company which can design my 10 Ton Closed Die Pneumatic Hammer foundation for me. we are shifting the setup to another location so the foundation is to be designed from scratch with vibration control in mind. Can you guys help me out with some recommendations of companies which do this? Regards, Rambo
  3. Firstly i apologise for taking so long in replying. i was out visiting customers in diff cities so i couldnt get back to u guys. yes ure rite.. it IS mechanical wear and tear. while loading of the stock in the furnace, the workers do bump the arc columns and the floor while placing the material inside. that isnt something that can be avoided a lot i guess cause of the sheer bulk of the raw material piece. still, i was thinking maybe i should go for some sort of ceramic fibre lining on the arc columns which would act as a cushion maybe?? but what kinda material mesh would be able to handle the temperature of the furnace to hold the fibre in place? a normal iron mesh would melt in seconds and let the fibre covering the columns fall in a heap. lol well that depends actually. i know of my competitors having even bigger ones. thanks for the upload forgemaster. hmm i also use a high alumina castable which is called IS-8 grade refractory brick. any idea how that compares with the one ure using? my dad tells me that we've tried the water idea a few years back and it failed. could have been the design. the real prob is the sheet of cast iron which is covering the sides of the doors. at times the flame comes out through the sides and burns the place there, despite our putting heavier plates, its still something we need to repair regularly... maybe once in 2 months or so. in trying to think of a way that makes the door fit better in the furnace so that it fits tighter. its a door which is lifted open and close by a pulley system
  4. dear forgemaster, yes, that would be a big help in understanding how it is that this system works. what temperatures does your furnace reach? i would think that at 1300'C temperatures, which is the limit i work at, the water would evaporate instantly. could you give me a drawing of the door structure, inside the furnace and outside as well so that i can understand the same? i appreciate your effort. well, the supplier had nothing to say.. both of them. they just stuck to their phrase that the quality of the bricks is not flawed. but even after explaining that im not playing the blame game, instead i want to know if there is something else they can recommend that i can use to increase my furnace life, they drew blanks. i even googled on the internet, but i cannot find anything which says, use such and such bricks made of this material. this will help increase ure furnace life as it can take so much more load, handles temp better etc etc. so i thought i'd ask here at iforge. any help would be really appreciated. its a big drain on resources to have to build a 5 ton furnace every 2-3 months.
  5. Hi, i just wanted some advice. I have 2 self designed and fabricated forging furnaces which go up to a max temp of about 1400'C. I use IS-8 Quality refractory bricks for lining the furnace walls and floor and have a mild steel door for the furnace. The door has ceramic fiber(coated with sodium silicate solution) lined in it to insulate and protect the 1 inch iron door. The Max capacity of the furnace is about 5 tons (depending on the size and shape of pieces being placed in it for heating). My problem is that the bricks of the floor and arc(mouth of the furnace) as well as the door of the furnace does not last too long. every 2-3 months, 4 maybe if im lucky, the furnace needs to be repaired and the other furnace is taken into use. This is a major drain on my resources and repair time which could be used elsewhere is wasted here. Any suggestions on what i could use to help improve the life of the furnace. i will post the drawing of the furnace in a few minutes as soon as im done drawing it. here we go, the drawing has been attached with the post. thanks and regards. rambo
  6. rambo

    Die design

    thanks guys. i appreciate it. :)
  7. rambo

    Die design

    ummmm them i cannot contact... cause its er.... kinda a cracked version i am using :P
  8. Hi everyone... it's been a really long time since i was last here. had been busy trying to come up with solutions for vibration control. in the end, i was only 20% successful. ah well. anyways, i installed solidworks on my laptop for designing dies. the trouble is i don't know if it can reverse design. what i mean is, if i draw out the part which i want to manufacture on my closed die hammer on solidworks, will solid works design a closed die around the part and gimme the blueprints for the die? if this is possible, can someone please tell me how. many thanks.
  9. Hi everyone, i was wondering, how does one go about calculating the vibration forces generated by a hammer's impact theoritically?? i mean, i have all the information of the hammer, but if i want to know how much vibration is being generated in the ground after passing through the anvil, how do i do so? Regards.
  10. Hi!, I do not see an easy way to lift the foundation to place springs etc under the foundation. The hammer is different from other die forging hammers, the anvil has been placed in a pit in the foundation, i.e. the hammer body is not fixed to the anvil but to the foundation. Instead of timber, neoprene rubber pads have been placed under the anvil as well as under the foundation. The spec of anvil and the falling weight are 1. Weight of anvil 200,000 lb. 2. Falling weight of ram + rod + upper die 18,000 lb. I am enclosing a schematic of the drawing of the foundation and a 3D view of the hammer for better understanding. Can you suggest if drilling holes in the ground till a depth of the foundation or more will be heplfull, probabaly some 75 ft away from the hammer. Or is there any other solution without having to move the anvil or foundation. Picasa Web Albums - nitincharu - Untitled Album
  11. Hi! Fellow Forgers, In our existing new forging hammer we are experiencing that there is great amount of vibration being transmitted to nearby areas. While building the foundation we used vibration isolation pads of Neoprene Rubber along with sand and boulders under the foundation, a 4 " air gap was also used on all four sides of the foundation to isolate the foundation from the ground. However, it seems that vibration is being transmitted from the bottom of the foundation only as the air gap would eliminate any vibration from the sides. Can somebody suggest any solution to this problem without disturbing the foundation. I was told by somebody that there are companies which drill holes in the ground at depths greater than the depth of the foundation. Help will be greatly appreciated as we have stopped the functioning of the hammer till this problem is solved. Thanks, Rambo
  12. Thanks, for the suggestion, have contacted solid works and qform. Rambo
  13. Hi! All, We successfully developed and commissioned a Self Fabricated power Hammer for forging gears wheel blanks up to 450 kg weight. Now we are looking for software for designing dies for material saving and die life, wherein we can feed the proof machined drawing of the gear and the program generates the die design/dimensions. Can any body suggest some such software. Thanks, Rambo
  14. ya, i guess i omitted to say that we do heat-treat the material after rough machining the forged pieces. since till now our clients have been doing the finishing, we didnt have to bother any further, but now that we want to do the finishing, i asked the question. But thanks for all the info. i am yet to carry out the tests for the lathe to see its current accuracy before i can take a decision on whether i can even do the finish machining on the current lathes or not. :)
  15. hmmm well we are always up for experimentation... the hammer we put up kinda proves it. hehe. i know the dimensions are big, but its a standard sized shaft for heavy machinery. the raw material is carbon steel. they are machined after being forged to margins for machining.
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