The Westomat furnace system draws molten metal out in lsquodosesrsquo below the surface of the bath minimizing the introduction of oxides into the pouring process With a customized control program ProDos 3 the system maintains a consistent bath temperature Compared to ladle pouring the system maintains high metal available and cleaner pours with lower metal loss

The Westomat furnace system draws molten metal out in ‘doses’, below the surface of the bath, minimizing the introduction of oxides into the pouring process. With a customized control program (ProDos 3), the system maintains a consistent bath temperature. Compared to ladle pouring, the system maintains high metal available and cleaner pours, with lower metal loss.

Customized Controls Revamp for Ford Aluminum Foundry

“New is not necessarily better,” according to a pleased operator of six reconditioned dosing furnaces Six furnace overhauls Constant analysis of process flows Especially rapid re-commissioning

Cologne Tool and Die is a Ford Motor Co. subsidiary in Germany that, in addition to manufacturing (and repairing) stamping tooling and dies produces aluminum diecastings for automotive transmissions and engines. Aluminum is melted in and poured from a series of StrikoWestofen dosing furnaces. A recent effort to improve the furnaces’ productivity and availability, and to reduce energy consumption, is being credited to a reline and process control system revamp.

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