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.
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 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).
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).
French Foundry Turns to Pyrotek for Critical Furnace Project Amid Health Crisis
by David Cole | 23 October 2020
When a major foundry in France, a supplier of cast parts to the country’s automotive manufacturers, needed two dosing furnaces relined, a new control system for the furnaces, and an advanced electrical cabinet, and they needed it all during a pandemic when worker health and safety was on everyone’s mind—they turned to Pyrotek.
RFM® Ladles Save Foundries from Frequent Changes, Downtime, Metal Sticking
by David Cole | 4 June 2020
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.
Demand More from Your Degassing Consumables with RFM® Sleeved Degassing Shafts
by David Cole | 26 May 2020
Maximizing the lifetime of graphite degassing consumables is critical to decreasing downtime and improving process efficiencies.
CASE STUDY: STAR E3500 Degassing Unit Delivers Stable Metal Density
by David Cole | 12 April 2020
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.
Cast Iron Thermocouple Protection Tube Case Study Released
Pyrotek's manufacturing method increases tube dimensional consistency, wall thickness, and life.
Pump Service Life Record at Profilglass
by David Cole | 12 October 2018
Pyrotek J-50 SD 6-inch LTS circulation pump and 40-inch LOTUSS scrap submergence system combine to deliver record service life for Italian aluminium company.