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.
Major Foundry in Spain Installs Pyrotek Degassing Units to Optimize Metal Treatment
by David Cole and Saul Gracia Villacampa | 31 January 2023
MAPSA Has Chosen Pyrotek for Advanced Degassing Technology Expansion.
CASE STUDY: Steel Plant Reduces Energy Loss by Choosing ISOMAG Structural Insulation
by David Cole | 1 November 2022
Pyrotek delivered an insulating solution that enabled a customer in Eastern Europe to reduce energy consumption related to their steel ladle by EUR€250,000 per year and delivered a return on their investment in less than three months.
Pyrotek Receives Contractor Award from Constellium Muscle Shoals
by David Cole | 7 June 2022
Constellium Muscle Shoals' aluminium manufacturing operation in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, presented Pyrotek with a "Contractor of the Year Award," following molten metal furnace refractory relining and maintenance work. Since 2015, Pyrotek's refractory services team has been providing refractory linings for furnaces, crucibles, and troughs for Constellium Muscle Shoals.
Ceramite Dual-Cast Crucibles Offer Maximum Life
by David Cole | 1 June 2022
At 2.5 tonnes capacity for molten metal, a Pyrotek Ceramite® Dual-Cast Crucible transfer ladle is the largest in use today at any foundry in Western Europe. It’s currently performing successfully for premium automotive foundry in Germany.
Baili Bowers - Pyrotek Engineering Internship Success Story
by David Cole | 30 May 2022
Congratulations to Baili Bowers for completing her internship with Pyrotek Columbia City. Baili has been diligently working part time for more than a year. She continues to be instrumental to the success of many projects, including new products and process improvements.
Pyrotek Delivers Experienced Furnace Cleaning Services
by David Cole | 8 February 2022
Pyrotek safely cleans furnaces and associated launders, removing dross, corundum, and oxides by utilizing specialized tools, fluxes, and inert gas when necessary.
Pyrotek Ceramite® Floor Tiles Withstand Extreme Environments, Ideal for High-Wear Areas
by David Cole | 14 December 2021
Foundry operators and aluminium processors work to reduce downtime, and would like to avoid it altogether for something like damaged or worn floor tiles. There’s enough to worry about already with furnaces, troughs and casting stations.
Pyrotek Transfer Line is Ideal Customized Solution for Foundry in Spain – And Right on Time in Urgent Situation During Holiday Production Shutdown
by David Cole | 24 August 2021
Pyrotek delivered and installed a 19.5-meter (64-foot) transfer line (launder) with infrared heating lids at CIE C. Vilanova, a high-pressure die casting plant in Barcelona, Spain. A previously installed transfer line provided by another vendor was leading to freezing aluminium, metal overflows, and unsafe conditions.
Automotive Assembly Plant in Mexico Selects Pyrotek’s Rigid Glasweve® Filters as Standard Filter for Casting Cylinder Heads
by Andrew Carlson and David Cole | 22 April 2021
The aluminium foundry at a major automotive operation in Mexico is now using Rigid Glasweve (RGW) filters as part of its cylinder head casting process, finding after a large-scale trial that RGW reduced scrap compared with the use of ceramic foam filters (CFF).
Rigid Glasweve® Filters for Permanent Mould, Sand-Casting Improvement
by David Cole | 30 March 2021
Foundries that perform permanent mould casting and sandcasting processes today are taking advantage of yet another innovation from Pyrotek—its new Rigid Glasweve® (RGW) filtering technology.
CASE STUDY: Cable Casting Operation Turns to Pyrotek Experts For Advanced Molten Copper Transfer Solution
by David Cole | 12 February 2021
As a result of this longer lasting transfer launder, the copper caster is now in a position where maintenance has decreased and metal cleanliness has improved, delivering measurable savings.
CASE STUDY: Aluminium Plant Improves Potroom Crucible Lining Service Life by Five Times
by David Cole | 27 January 2021
A large aluminium producing plant in Turkey has found that choosing a Ceramite® refractory lining for its crucibles increased the service life of the linings by five times - and resulted in easier and reduced maintenance, along with increased efficiency and more production time.
Rigid Glasweve Replaces CFF as a Production Filter at Major Automotive Caster in Spain
by David Cole | 21 January 2021
Rigid Glasweve® (RGW) filters have been chosen as the preferred filter for the casting process, in a sand-casting application, at a major automotive parts caster in Spain, Saint Jean Industries – Valladolid (SJI).
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Pyrotek’s Machined Graphite Parts for Float Glass
by David Cole | 10 December 2020
Pyrotek is known internationally for its high-quality precision machined graphite parts for float glass operations. These graphite parts are relied upon to make the highest quality architectural and automotive glass products.