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.
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.
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.
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.
MEET PYROTEK: Q & A with Ross McGregor, Milton Keynes, U.K.
by David Cole | 19 October 2020
As a member of the Metallurgical Services Group team, Ross McGregor is inspired each day at the R&D center by the opportunity to work on projects touching many different industries and seek to improve the performance of a vast range of products and processes.
“A role this varied can lead to transferable ideas and new products that could improve efficiency,” he says. “The role also has the scope to allow myself to develop into a world-leading consultant, providing technical assistance within the aluminium industry.”
MEET PYROTEK: Q & A with Gary Bywater, Milton Keynes, U.K.
by David Cole | 19 October 2020
Gary Bywater, a Senior Metallurgical Services Engineer at Pyrotek’s research and development center in Milton Keynes, U.K., is part scientist and part engineer. On any given day at the R&D center, you could find him in a conversation with Pyrotek colleagues from around the world, discussing and examining a challenge a customer might be facing. And at the center of that conversation and study will likely be a material, and what role it’s playing in the customer’s process.
MEET PYROTEK: Q & A with Karlis Zivtins, Milton Keynes, U.K.
by David Cole | 14 October 2020
Karlis Zivtins, a Metallurgical Services Engineer at Pyrotek’s research and development center in Milton Keynes, U.K., was drawn to service with Pyrotek’s Metallurgical Services Group (MSG) because he saw he would be working in a modern, advanced and dynamic facility that serves customer globally, providing critical metallurgical and materials analysis.
The Pyrotek Flat Flame Burner – Precise, Efficient, Uniform Priming of CFFs and Filter Boxes
by David Cole | 22 September 2020
“Along with the exceptional heating performance, testing has proven the burner is capable of preheating the largest, most-dense CFFs, even in a dual-staged design where one filter is above another," says Aleš Bláha, Project Manager at Pyrotek’s Blansko Engineering Center.
Pyrotek Works Closely with Cometal Engineering At New Alu Menziken Casthouse in Romania
by David Cole | 15 July 2020
Convinced of Pyrotek's high-performance solutions, Cometal turns to Pyrotek for the best technology in launder systems, filtration, degassing and refining.
Pyrotek Single-Chamber Underheated Furnace Provides Advanced Technology in Smaller, Compact Size
by David Cole | 7 July 2020
“Our single-chamber furnace is smaller than the dual-chamber design, and by fitting under a casting station they don't take up additional floor space,” says Tomáš Mazálek, Foundry Furnaces Project Manager for Pyrotek’s Blansko Engineering Center.