AMAG Orders Large Melting Furnace
Hertwich Engineering received an order from AMAG for the supply of an Ecomelt PS-250 melting furnace and a casting furnace. The furnaces will be installed at AMAG’s Ranshofen works in Austria. The Ecomelt PS-250, which has a capacity of approximately 76,000 tons/year, is the largest aluminum melting furnace with preheating shaft built by Hertwich. It is capable of melting scraps with organic impurities, using the inherent energy from the contaminants for preheating charged material and for heating the furnace. The casting furnace has a maximum capacity of 120 tons. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.