Bartz Maschinen- und Anlagenbau has, for more than 20 years, made innovative machine and installation construction products that are notable for their superb quality and long service life. Thanks to the company’s close cooperation with aluminium manufacturers, Bartz has successfully developed practical products and solutions that meet customers’ everyday needs and that take account of the entire economic situation in the relevant sectors. The latest outcome of this process is Bartz’s development of a mobile crucible tipping device.
Some 50 percent of the aluminium alloys needed by today’s foundries are still deployed as block material owing to the lack of options that allow for direct processing of molten aluminium. Thus such materials need to be remelted, which, of course, means not only that energy ranging from 200 to 1200 kWh per ton must be used a second time, but also that 1.5 to 5 percent metal loss is incurred as the result of aluminium oxidation. Moreover, use of a smelting furnace entails elevated capital expenditures for procurement, as well as high maintenance and operating costs over the life of the furnace.
As a molten-metal technology leader, Bartz has already broken new ground in the field of crucible handling and operation, and is now launching its Castofix solution with a view to optimising crucible operation flexibility and enabling manufacturers to use molten metal, which is a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution.
Interested foundries can test out the device for four weeks with no obligation. To this end, Bartz will be stocking ready to ship devices for all customers who wish to test out this innovative crucible tipping solution.