Prior to joining Pyrotek’s Global Marketing team in 2016, David Cole spent a dozen years working as a journalist for four different newspapers in the Western USA. He has written articles for Pyrotek’s Insight newsletters and various industry publications, while helping create valuable content for Pyrotek.com. Cole also manages Pyrotek’s social media accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. In his free time, he usually can be found on his mountain bike or paddle board, fishing, kayaking, hunting for shed antlers, or playing softball.
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.
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.
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.
As the European aluminium industry keeps pushing suppliers to be more "green," Pyrotek Blansko is already in a great position to meet targets as leaders there have made sure operations run sustainably using renewable energy sources.
Pyrotek safely cleans furnaces and associated launders, removing dross, corundum, and oxides by utilizing specialized tools, fluxes, and inert gas when necessary.
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
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
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).
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
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.
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® (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).
Pyrotek and EnerSys are combining decades of technical experience and U.S.A.-manufacturing capabilities to provide an advanced, high-energy, zero-volt capable, lithium-ion battery system to meet the demands of U.S. space resiliency and deliver top performance in the space warfighting domain.
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.
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.