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What They Said


“General Kinematics showed a furnace-charging car designed for dust collection, which also resulted in noise reduction. Tis may be worth considering for our company’s melt redesign.”—Jean Bye, Dotson Iron Castings.


• To recover slag and dross material that is 2 in. or less in diameter, General Kinematics now offers the Vibra- Drum Dross Reclaimer. The Vibra-Mill reclaimer, vibra- tory tube mills and jaw crushers further break down slag, dross, core sand and other recyclable materials.


Inductotherm, Rancocas, N.J.


Induction Furnace • The 30-ton induction furnace on display at GIFA replaces arc furnaces for steel melting. Induction furnaces melt steel at a lower cost than arc furnaces, produce lower sound levels, reduce oxidation losses and decrease dust collection requirements.


• Due to the VIP inverter design, the furnaces are guaran- teed a high line power factor down to low power levels with minimum voltage notching and harmonic generation.


• Inductotherm’s booth also included live demonstrations of its ARMS (automated robotic melt shop) system.


Koins, Gyeonggi-do, Korea


pourTech • The system’s bottom pouring technology is designed for continuous, consistent and repeatable pouring.


• The pour cup is kept full through the pour, reducing slag inclusions because the slag floats to the top of the iron.


Morgan Molten Metal Systems GmbH, Berkatal, Germany


Z2 Syncarb • The new product is a high pressure, isostatically pressed clay-graphite crucible for melting copper-based alloys and induction furnace applications.


• Advantages include energy efficiency, high thermal con- ductivity and improved crucible life.


Pyrotek, Spokane Valley, Wash.


Metaullics Overflow Transfer System • The system’s bowl transfers molten metal from a melting furnace by raising the metal from the bot- tom to the top of the transfer bowl. An integrated, lightweight launder delivers the metal for use by the downstream process.


• The transfer system generates half the dross of traditional transfer pumps and improves metal quality. Bowls come in four lengths: 28, 34, 40 and 46 in. (71.12, 86.36, 101.6 and 116.84 cm).


The Schaefer Group, Dayton, Ohio


Heated Launder System • A launder minimizes turbulence and oxides in molten


Koins exhibited its dual pouring technology for Disamatic equipment as part of the DISA booth.


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metal. Metal flows in a quiet stream to the holding fur- nace, eliminating transfer ladles and monorails.


• The Schaefer Group recently installed more than 300 ft. (91.44 m) of launder at an aluminum casting facility in the U.S. for melting, holding and filtration/degassing fur- naces. Another 270 ft. (82.3 m) serves six vertical diecast- ing machines and three central melt furnaces, while a 110-ft. (33.4-m) launder runs from a filter furnace to 10 interconnected holding furnaces.


Sert Metal, Décines, France


Plasmapour • This technology adjusts molten metal’s temperature just before it flows into the mold, compensating for thermal losses in the pouring vessel.


Magma’s newest simulation software is Magma5


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