Furnace System Control Inductotherm, Rancocas, New

Jersey, displayed its latest development in advanced diagnostics. Te new iSense Melt Shop Equipment Data Visualization System is a combination of network topology, communications protocols, database and information servers connected through a graphical user interface. Any equipment capable of communicating over industrial pro- tocols can be tied to the iSense system. Tis includes cooling and charging systems, power systems, process equip- ment and distribution equipment. All relevant data pertaining to the equip- ment is stored in one easy-to-access place—from parts lists, manuals and drawings to tutorial videos, diagnos- tics and charts. And with the scaled down mobile app, iSense system users can check on the equipment anytime, anywhere.

Melting Pillar Induction, Brookfield, Wis-

consin, showcased its induction melting systems for ferrous and nonferrous melting, from small systems, designed to melt and pour multiple alloys, to high powered systems developed for large scale melting processing.

Furnace and Pouring Control ABP Induction, North Brunswick,

New Jersey, highlighted its Presspour type OCC furnace for holding and automated pouring of ferrous and copper-base alloys. Te configuration of the feed and discharge channels and the shape of the pressure-tight cover results in nearly slag-free pouring. ABP Induction also offers Optipour, an automatic pouring control system that uses real time level measurements to monitor and control the level of iron in the pour cup.

Pouring Analysis Pour-tech AB/Viking Technolo-

gies, Madison Heights, Michigan, exhibited a series of products at CastExpo, including the Inotech detection system. Inotech looks at the iron stream, detects the inocula- tion and calculates the hit rate for increased yield and quality. It can act as a standalone, or be integrated with

More than 450 exhibitors were on hand at CastExpo to show attendees their services, equipment and products.

the Pourtech system, an automatic pouring system.

Furnace Lindberg/MPH, Riverside,

Michigan, showed off its Pacemaker furnace, which is available as either gas-fired or electric. All Pacemaker models have obstruction-free work chambers, large capacity recirculation fans and strategically located heat sources. Many sizes and configura- tions are available.

Furnace StrikoWestofen America, Zeeland,

Michigan, exhibited its Dynarad elec- tronic resistance crucible furnaces. Tey are available in round or square bodies and as tilting versions for central melt- ing. All heating elements are parallel wired for temperature control and longer element life. Striko also shared its Kombimelter aluminum melting furnace. It can melt ingots, ingot stacks, scrap castings and large returns.


Otto Junker, Almont, Michigan, highlighted its furnaces at CastExpo, such as its medium-frequency coreless induction furnaces, which feature close temperature and process control, high analysis accuracy and other benefits. Te coreless vacuum induction furnaces are used for high-grade steel alloys, copper alloys, aluminum alloys, and others.

Furnace Nutec Bickley, Monterrey, Mexico,

showcased its drop bottom furnaces. Tey feature customized air distribu- tion, quick door opening, a heavy duty lifting mechanism and quench tank with required agitation. Drop bottom furnace sizes are custom to match the customer’s production and process requirements.

Pouring Tundish ABP Induction’s Unheated Pouring

Tundish (UPT) is an unpressurized automatic bottom pouring system that provides precise pouring control with reliability and low operating costs. Te hydraulically actuated back tilting de- sign makes it ideal for operations with frequent alloy changes.

Carbon Additive

Superior Graphite, Chicago, was at CastExpo to share with attendees its carbon additive Desulco (desulphu- rized coke), a consistent recarburizer for ferrous metals. Desulco contains no dust, low ash and low gas levels for rapid absorption and maximum carbon recovery.

Furnace Hood Te Tornado extraction hood from

IBO, Kaeppel-Grafenhausen, Germa- ny, (sold in the U.S. by Empire Systems Inc., Avon Lake, Ohio) is used with induction furnaces to safely capture flue gases. Te extraction mechanism at

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