Patents

Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation’s history of innovation began in 1963, and includes a total of 143 patents in the U.S. and around the world.

Industry Firsts

Hunter was the first company whose machinery included the following:

  • Technology Bridging The Gap Between Jobbing And High Production
  • Gravity Fill-Type Automatic Matchplate Molding
  • Both Matchplate And Cope-And-Drag Tooling
  • Recipe-Programmable Automatic Matchplate Molding
  • Automatic Coresetters For Matchplate Molding
  • Turntable Mold Handling Offered In Several Diameters
  • Integral Fume Hoods, From One To Six Levels Of Controlled In-Mold Cooling, For All Mold Sizes In All Models
  • More Than 90% Of Parts, Labor, And Components Made In The U.S.

Hunter Patents

Here are their currently held patents. Most of these patents are also filed in pertinent foreign countries.

YEAR ISSUED PRODUCT PATENT #

2001

Transfer Conveyor for a Sand Mold Handling System

6,263,952 B1

2003

Pouring Conveyor for Mold Handling System

6,533,022

2003

Method for Forming Sand Molds & Matchplate Molding Machine

6,622,772 B1

1999

Matchplate Molding Machine for Forming Sand Molds

6,817,403 B2

2006

Automated Clamping Mechanism & Mold Flask Incorporating Same

7,150,310 B2

2007

Squeeze Station for Automated Molding Machine

7,210,515 B2

2008

Automated Clamping Mechanism & Mold Flask Incorporating Same

7,328,736 B2

2009

Foundry Mold Handling System with Multiple Dump Outputs & Method

7,475,716 B2

2009

Method & Apparatus for Conveying Sand Molds to a Metal Pouring Machine

7,637,303 B2

2010

Method & Apparatus for Transferring Sand into Flask of Molding Machine

7,819,168 B2

2014

Method & Apparatus for Conveying Sand Molds

8,640,858 B2

2014

Linear Motion Sand Molding Machine

8,826,967 B1

   

THE HUNTER ADVANTAGE

Hunter Foundry's global reputation for quality and reliability is based on the decades-long-lasting foundry machinery it builds. Since 1964, our products have been built on the fact that using our prescribed methods of maintenance and genuine Hunter replacement parts, your Hunter Foundry equipment will last for decades. That’s what we call THE HUNTER ADVANTAGE, and why more foundries use Hunter than any other matchplate molding and mold handling machinery in the world.

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Hunter Foundry Machinery Corporation is honored to serve as an active member of the industry's leading associations, such as the American Foundry Society (AFS) and the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF).