GK Wescast drum1-A General Kinematics
With replaceable liner sections, low-cost installation, and customization to any size, GK rotary technology is becoming the new standard.

General Kinematics

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, holding more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating and rotary equipment design and application. Today, over 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries.

General Kinematics
5050 Rickert Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Tel: 815-455-3222
Fax: 815-455-2285
[email protected]

Paul Musschoot
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Musschoot

Gordon Frank
VP/Sales & Marketing

Claude Hutchens
Foundry Market Director & International Sales

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General Kinematics (GK) specializes in vibratory and rotary solutions for processing of materials in the foundry. GK is one of the world’s largest and most innovative suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, holding hundreds of patents, and acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application. For over five decades GK has maintained a reputation for innovative designs, engineered to excel in the most demanding environments. 

Process Solutions

General Kinematics has helped the most profitable and efficient foundries turn their capital investments into profits. GK foundry equipment increases casting throughput, minimizes casting damage, and reduces maintenance cost. With the largest selection of vibratory and rotary technology available to choose from, GK can create process flow improvements that will show real value to your throughput and bottom line. 

Innovative Products

The DUCTA-SERIES™ line of rotary shakeouts, sprue mills, and media drums outlast and outperform current rotary drum designs in both performance and uptime. From new machines to replacements for your non-GK drums, innovative design and continuous improvement have created the ultimate solution to rotary processing in your metalcasting facility. With easy to replace liners sections, low cost installation, and the ability to customize units to any size, GK rotary technology is becoming the new standard.

Service & Training

General Kinematics commitment to our customer’s success continues even after the sale of equipment. GK offers our customer’s a broad range of training support custom tailored to meet your needs. With decades of experience in the industry and out in the field, our team of instructors are some of the most knowledgeable vibratory experts in the world. At GK our number one priority is assuring that our machinery meets and exceeds our customer's expectations. All of our Field Service Representatives are uniquely qualified to provide technical assistance with your vibratory and rotary equipment. Visit www.gkparts.com for more information or to learn about GK replacement parts, services, technical support and more.

Planning for Success

GK understands continuous improvement and product quality initiatives are important to all metalcasters. GK foundry specialists can help you increase your throughput, reduce casting damage, reuse and recycle, and improve processes throughout your facility.

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