South Korean Foundries Order Melting Furnaces
The StrikoWestofen Group of Germany delivered two StrikoMelter melting furnaces to aluminum foundries in South Korea. Two pilot projects weresuccessfully implemented in the first quarter of 2013, each of which comprised the delivery of a two-chamber melting furnace. Both companies manufacture die-cast parts for the automotive industry, including gear housings and cylinder heads. In addition to achieving an increase in process reliability, the StrikoMelters approximately halve the energy consumption. According to StrikoWestofen, the basic raw materials are preheated via targeted use of the waste heat produced during the melting and holding process, thus allowing an extremely rapid melting process to be achieved. This reduces the entry of oxides and consequently the metal loss.