632-0929/01 – Machinery and Equipment Foudrys (SZS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Materials and Technologies for VehiclesCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Libor Čamek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Libor Čamek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CAM01 doc. Ing. Libor Čamek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- the student will be able to characterize systemization of machinery and equipment of foundries - the student will be able to describe the premises for preparation of raw materials, equipment for batch mixture preparation, and equipment of melting shops - the student will be able to assess suitable machinery for moulding and core making - the student will be able to assess suitable machinery and equipment for production of casts poured into permanent moulds

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Other activities


The subject deals with theoretical and practical aspects connected with machinery and equipment of foundries. Questions related to foundries for art casting are concentrated on. Attention is paid to areas of preparation of raw materials, equipment for batch mixture preparation, transport, lifting equipment and plants of melting shops.Machinery for preparation of sand mixtures and automated forming lines are presented. Machinery and equipment for individual types of casting confirm the complexity of the function of the equipment. Dealing with environmental problems, waste economy and safety at work have become an important part of operation of foundries.

Compulsory literature:

Obligatory literature: [1] CHRÁST, J., Slévárenská zařízení (Foundry Equipment) .CERM, ISBN 80-7204-456-7, 2006, 256 s. [2] MALÍK, J., Zlievarenské stroje a zariadenia ( Foundry Machinery and Equipment). Skriptum (Teaching material) TU Košice, ISBN 80-8073-462-3, 2006, 195 s.

Recommended literature:

Recommended literature: [1] MALÍK, J., Návody na cvičenia z predmetu Zlievarenské stroje a zariadenia (Practice Exercises Instructions for the Subject: Foundry Machinery and Equipment ). Skriptum (Teaching material) TU Košice, ISBN 80-8073-531-X, 2006, 68 s. [2] SETNIČKA, R., Metalurgie oceli – Návody do cvičení (Steel Metallurgy – Instructions for Practice Exercises). Skriptum (Teaching material) VUT Brno, ISBN 80-214-0112-5, 1991, 74 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The way of continuous checking of knowledge: Two written pieces of semester work and their defence in the framework of seminars during tuition.


Contacts for the English version: http://staff.vsb.cz/

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1) Significance of foundry technology, production types of foundry plants. 2) Areas for preparation of raw materials and equipment for preparation of charge. 3) Production aggregates in foundries. 4) Equipment of melting shops, lining of production aggregates. 5) Basic components of production aggregates. 6) Pouring equipment. 7) Dressing shops for new and regenerative sand mixtures, regeneration. 8) Mechanisation of moulding shops, machines for moulding in frames, automatic moulding lines. 9) Sand slingers, equipment for ST technology, manufacture of shell moulds, V – process and investment casting. 10) Machines and equipment for manufacture of cores. 11) Machines and equipment for casting into ingots and for low-pressure casting. 12) Machines and equipment for centrifugal and die casting. 13) Equipment for cleaning of surface of castings and release of castings from the moulds. Equipment for finishing of castings. 14) Environment, wastes and safety of operation. Practikal: 1) Occupational safety training. Tour at the FMME laboratories, scientific-research activities. 2) Fundaments of technical drawing of machinery components I. 3) Technical-economic indicators of foundries. Solution of operational sets of foundries. 4) Bases of technical drawing of machinery components II. 5) Designing of production sets. 6) Designing of production set for manufacture of cores and for melting shop. 7) Release of castings from the moulds. Production set of castings cleaning shop and sand – preparing plant. Sets of warehouses. 8) Transport in foundry. Spatial lay-out of production sets in foundry. 9) Monitoring of lay-out of production sets at foundry shop. 10) Seminar – selected issues of monitoring of lay-out of production sets at foundry shop. specification for preparation of a report. 11) Environment and occupational hygiene in foundries. 12) Reading room – selection and processing of topical literary sources from the field of foundry machinery and equipment. 13) Seminar – presentation of results of bibliographic search and study of literature. 14) Delivery and evaluation of the report from the semestral tasks. Credits.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109R031) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109R031) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2109) Metallurgical Engineering (2109R031) Art Foundry Engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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