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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Convinced of Pyrotek's high-performance solutions, Cometal turns to Pyrotek for the best technology in launder systems, filtration, degassing and refining.
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.
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.
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.
Pyrotek’s engineering teams located around the world—in North America, Europe, China and Australia—each have broad technical experience and training.