Lindberg/MPH shipped a gas-fired, aluminum melting and holding furnace to an outdoor equipment manufacturer. The furnace has a holding capacity of 13,700 pounds and a melting rate of 1,500 pounds/hour. It includes a hot face castable around the belly band that is microporous and inert to aluminum oxide formation. The furnace’s temperature controller has the ability to automatically preheat and dry out the furnace lining. The controller will indicate when dry-out is complete and hold until the operator is ready to switch to normal operation.
A preheat hearth with a full width door is included for loading ingot, and the opposite side of the furnace includes a clamshell door for loading scrap. Both doors are powered by air cylinders through a manual hand valve for ease of use. The furnace also includes a dip well on each side to provide molten aluminum to two die-casting machines.
The aluminum melting and holding furnace also includes: steel plate construction, a roof-mounted nozzle-mix radiant burner, a pneumatic flue damper mechanism, drain tap, two dip well covers, UL-listed control panel, and ladder and access grating to service roof-mounted components.