Induction Channel Melting and Holding Furnaces combine high productivity with economical operation and provide a continuous supply of ready-to-pour metal 24 hours a day.
Channel Melting and Holding Furnaces are capable of holding large quantities of metal at low holding power levels for extended periods of time. Metal stored in the induction Channel Holding Furnace can be steadily fed from a cupola or batch fed from a coreless furnace and tapped into ladles in accordance with any particular production schedule. Melting can take place during off-peak energy demand periods and then be stored in the Channel Holding Furnace and tapped for production during on-peak hours. Using a variety of efficient inductors, Channel Holding Furnaces operate year after year with minimal maintenance. A full 80 percent of the vessel capacity can be used in order to maximize the volume available for either continuous or batch duplexing.
When to select a channel furnace?
Select channel induction furnaces when high production operations need a large throughput of metal, few alloy changes are needed, and when you need the holding capacity to shift melting operations to take advantage of off-peak energy costs or the lowest energy consumption in multi-shift operations.
Many optional design and configurations are available to suit production and metal to be melted:
- Dyna-Flow Inductors – the most advanced design: Available in Single Loop and Twin Loop designs
- Coreless inductors: many designs are available
- Platform designs: Standard, Actuated and removable
- Pouring designs: Available as Teapot Siphon or Under-pour designs
- Lid designs: Hydraulic lift and swing, Bolt-on lid, Lid ports, Access ports, Slag doors and Lid grated working platforms
- IGBT Based power supplies with PLC control and management systems to show channel condition diagrams
- Pouring Spout designs: Single/front, Duplex/Front, Duplex/Side and Slag Spouts
- Slag Removal designs: Back tilt, Clamshell and the ARMS system
- Furnace Indexing: Furnace can pour in one or more directions
- Furnace Weighing
- Launders: for Charging and Pouring
- Fume Rings
- Inert Atmosphere Purge Rings
|Capacities||Standard Features||Optional Features||Inductor Types||Spout Configurations||Factory Tested|
|Up to 170 Metric Tons [187 Short Tons]||Partial or Full Stanchion Frame and Tilt Cylinders||PLC Control and Management Systems||Single Loop, Water-Cooled or Air-Cooled||Single/Front||Critical Components|
|Contact Inductotherm for Custom Solutions||Easy Access Slag Door||Various Back Platform Configurations||Twin Loop, Water-Cooled or Air-Cooled||Duplexing/Front|
|High-Conductivity Copper Coil Tubing||Lip Pour Design||Duplexing/Side|
|Spherical Dished Bottom||Teapot Design Siphon Configurations||Slag Spout|
|Hydraulic Cylinders||Underpour Design Siphon Configurations|
|Water-Cooled Inductors||Access Ports|
|Dyna-Flow™ Inductor Systems||Lid Working Platform|
|kWh Counter||Lift/Swing Lid|
|Water Cooling Drain Monitor||Load Cells|
|Spouts Located Outside or Inside the Stanchion Pivots||Launders|
|Inert Atmosphere Purge|