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Holding & Casting Furnaces

Holding & Casting Furnaces

Mechatherm has vast experience in supplying Aluminium Holding/Casting furnaces to the Aluminium industry with many references worldwide. Mechatherm can offer full ‘turn key’ supply contracts as well as ‘part’ supply to suit our client's requirements. Mechatherm holding/casting furnaces are custom designed and constructed for arduous foundry conditions.

Some of our typical design features are as follows:

  • Heavy duty casing construction to withstand thermal and mechanical stresses.
  • Hydraulic or Electro Mechanical door lifting with synchronisation.
  • Static furnace or tilting furnace designs.
  • Positive pneumatic door clamping and sealing systems.
  • Long lasting refractory block, cast steel or water cooled door surrounds.
  • Furnace chamber exhaust ducting systems and stacks to atmosphere.
  • Door fume extraction hoods.
  • Automatic pressure control regulation using an actuated ‘mechanical damper’.
  • Gas fired, Oil fired or electrical heat input systems.
  • Electronic Fuel/Air ratio control or Thyristor control on heating elements.
  • Manual or automatic metal pouring operation to suit specific casting requirements.
  • Durable refractory linings in monolithic, brick or pre-cast blocks.
  • Molten metal receiving wells with hot metal crucible tilting mechanisms for furnace filling.
  • Specialised PC/PLC based control systems with human/machine interface giving ‘Set point’ control.
  • SCADA control systems.