Almex’s diverse portfolio of furnace technologies includes melting and holding furnaces, homogenization furnaces, and post-homogenization cooling systems. Recognizing the industry’s need for freedom in raw material sourcing, Almex offers a range of furnaces to allow for use of clean scrap, contaminated scrap (such as painted, anodized, etc.), prime ingot or T-bar, as well as for receiving molten aluminum from crucibles or transfer launder systems.
Each furnace system is custom engineered to the unique requirements of a given project. However, a strong set of features exist at the core of every Almex furnace in order to build upon the Company’s foundation of safety, quality, and performance. With ease of operation and efficiency in mind, each Almex furnace is provided complete with:
- Complete Automation and Control Systems with PLC and advanced SCADA reporting
- Advanced low NOx combustion systems with optional recuperative or regenerative systems
- Industry leading construction for resistance to years of thermal and mechanical stresses
- Excellent refractory design and installation expertise
- Automatic furnace pressure control systems
In addition, Almex Melting Furnaces can be customized to include ingot or scrap preheating systems, side-well charging mechanisms, electromagnetic stirring systems, automatic laser-controlled tilt mechanisms, and state of the art controls and automation systems integrated with the CASTRIGHT II Casting Machine SCADA System.
Depending on the casthouse layout and product requirements, Almex Homogenization Systems can be designed and supplied as stationary or traveling type furnaces. Each system is engineered for precise control and maintenance of the furnace atmosphere and temperature using state-of-the-art combustion systems, recirculating air systems, and load configurations. After homogenization, Rapid Quench Cooling can be achieved through either closed chamber designs or traveling type high capacity fan banks.
Furnace to Finish Solutions for Your Casthouse Needs
When we say “Furnace to Finish,” we really mean it. Almex is the only supplier to the Aluminum Casthouse Industry capable of providing a comprehensive package of complete plant design, equipment supply, technology, field services, and detailed training curriculum. The first step in this recipe to success: an Almex Melting Furnace.