A merry-go-round is an attraction for children. Once it consisted of a rotating platform on a vertical axis on which were mounted mainly wooden horses or sometimes other kinds of animals, on whose saddles children then sat.
A mechanical system that oscillated, gave the impression that the horses themselves were galloping. Movement resulted from pushing by hand, usually by the operator, via the poles anchored externally to the rotary platform of the merry-go-round.
It was only in the 1860s that it was replaced by the steam engine, further evolving to the electric motor that appeared in 1950s/1960s, continuing to always improve… until today.
Similar to the merry-go-round that was created to entertain children, carousels in a foundry turn and produce, through casting benches that are practically like … merry-go-round horses.
The history of the creation of the merry-go-rounds is old but has always been evolving, as has for us the casting carousels.
Since the first years of the Artimpianti activities, the focus was on the installation, review and supply of casting carousels.
The experience meant that some of the most renowned multi-national corporations in the aluminium Automotive Foundries industry have chosen us as their suppliers and commissioned important systems.
In particular, in 2012 one of our UK customers commissioned from us a total revision of a carousel to achieve an increase in productivity and a reduction in management costs.
The revision resulted in the complete overhaul of the platform, of the central base complete of motorisation and internal distribution equipment, of the hardware and software management including securing of the entire area.
Some parts, traditionally built with old systems, were redesigned and created, increasing the efficiency both on the production and on the maintenance side. This resulted in a more powerful machine and, at the same time, ensures a high standard of safety, keeping pace with the regulations and systems that are constantly evolving.
Proposing new solutions to the customer and collaborating with them, in order to achieve maximum results, the outcome was extremely positive thus having found a good balance between production and maintenance, always with safety in mind.
The customer was satisfied with the result thereby demonstrating a good example of efficiency and collaboration.