Welcome to our Insight blog where you will find stories and announcements that pertain to the industries Pyrotek serves, from aluminium to zinc galvanizing to glass to acoustics to battery materials and more.
As manufacturers have had to reduce the number of in-house technical staff members they employ, they have grown increasingly more reliant on Pyrotek and other vendors for engineering and technical expertise.
Stop losing heat and allowing profits to slip out the side of your tempering furnace. Regain greater control of temperatures inside your furnace. Pyrotek’s roller-end, side-seal refractory shapes deliver both greater efficiency and control.
Pyrotek reinforced fiberglass material (RFM®) ladles are helping foundries around the world cut way down on inclusions flowing into their finished castings, and reducing the frequency of ladle-change stoppages caused by metal sticking and wear.
Aluminium industry plants around the world have found they can improve their operational efficiency and increase profitability by using launders made with Pyrotek’s advanced strength Ceramite material, which is manufactured in a variety of blends for every specific application.
Many aluminium foundries and casthouses around the world rely on Pyrotek’s compact and portable Zen heater units to preheat refractory parts and other operational components.
Maximizing the lifetime of graphite degassing consumables is critical to decreasing downtime and improving process efficiencies.
In a charge of 40,000 pounds of prime aluminium T-bar or ingot/sow, he saw a reduction of melt times from 7 hours to 4 hours. He also saw an increase in production of 35,000-70,000 pounds in the first month of use.
Pyrotek reinforced fiberglass material (RFM®) drain-out pumps are helping world-class foundries around the world more effectively empty holding and melting furnaces.
“It’s crucial that our customers get the highest performance from their transfer ladles and have the safest, most efficient process of preheating them,” says Mike Tomassi, Chief Engineer at Pyrotek’s Cortland, New York, USA, facility. “Our transfer ladle preheat systems help operators properly heat their vessels so they can spend more time operating and less time in maintenance.”
Pyrotek’s STAR E3500 degassing unit with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is helping foundries achieve stable metal density regardless of alloy or input conditions, which is critical to a successful casting process.
Customer savings are reaching tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars every six months.