Ingot Drying and Chargeing Unit

An optimized and automated magnesium casting process includes an IPC. Drying the ingots to avoid steam- and hydrogen explosions is a basic safety requirement for the melting operation. The constant loading of the melting furnace with preheated ingots avoids temperature drops (melt quality) and leads to a bath level within narrow tolerances for an optimal dosing result. In addition, the degree of automation of the casting cell is increased, thereby reducing the workload on the operators.

The system shows the following advantages:
  • Ingot storage up to 25 pieces
  • Fully automatic drying/preheating and charging
  • Smooth feeding into the furnace using the ISM feeding unit
  • Constant furnace filling leads to better temperature consistency and higher melting capacity
  • Improvement of work ergonomics and work safety