5050 Rickert Road

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014




(815) 455-3222


(815) 455-2285


Claude Hutchens
Foundry Market Director & International Sales

Additional Contacts

Tom Musschoot

Amy Donahue-Kelley
Global Marketing Manager

Gordon Frank
VP of Sales & Marketing

Company Description

ISO 9001:2008 certified, General Kinematics supplies World-Class Equipment for World-Class Foundries. From Scrap yard to Shipping, General Kinematics has a process solution to improve your foundry flow and productivity. With the largest selection of vibratory and rotary technology available in the industry, GK can create process flow improvements that will show real value to your throughput and bottom line.

Company History

General Kinematics was founded in 1960 by Albert Musschoot to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory handling and processing equipment. Currently headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL, GK operates from a 220,000 square foot facility and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment holding hundreds of worldwide patents as well as locations in Germany, the UK, China and India. GK provides a full range of custom engineered material handling and processing equipment including high frequency shakeouts, vibrating and rotary drums, feeders, conveyors, screeners, and specialized units.

Since its inception General Kinematics has established a reputation for providing high quality components and equipment at competitive prices with a full field service team to service equipment around the world. General Kinematics differentiates itself from its competitors by offering custom engineered solutions created to solve customers’ specific process requirements.

Company Mission

General Kinematics is committed to providing quality engineered and manufactured products and services meeting our customers’ requirements. Our objectives are customer satisfaction, the continual improvement of our quality processes and effective operation of our business to achieve appropriate profitability.

Products and Services

Vibratory Shakeouts, VIBRA-DRUM® Sand Casting Conditioner, Rotary drums, Slag / Dross Reclamation, Vibrating Conveyors, Vibrating Feeders, Cleaning Room, Melt Deck, Lost Foam, Sand Cooling, Sand Reclamation, Casting Cooling and more.


“We appreciate all the help that General Kinematics has given us towards designing our reclamation system. All of the pieces are starting to come together and we are very excited to see the final result once we get our system up and running.”
- Brad More, Project Manager, Badger Alloys

"I would like to complement your engineering services and production team as to their fine professional work on the oscillating conveyors and replacement pans we recently purchased……..they all fit like a glove…wonderful job G/K employees…… should be proud of the craftsman ship that you perform…….thanks again! "
- Tom Fitzgerald, Project Engineer Urick Foundry Company

"Thank you for your help in getting our files up to date. As always, GK is there when we need help."
- David E. Boseley, Sr. Project Engineer, East Jordan Iron Works