NEW RAYTEQ ELECTRIC FURNACE MELTS 1,000 LBS/HOUR RIGHT AT THE MACHINE TO REPLACE ENERGY-WASTING CENTRAL MELTING! FOR STRUCTURAL & CONVENTIONAL DIE CASTING, PERMANENT MOLD, AND SAND CASTING
RAYTEQ LLC has just shipped its first Model DC-950 electric resistance crucible-type aluminum melting furnace, now the world’s largest with a melting rate of 1,000 lbs/hour and a capacity of more than two tons. It is designed for high volume structural and conventional die casting, permanent mold and sand casting.
Huge Energy Savings – Enormous energy savings are achieved by melting directly at the machine, eliminating the energy-wasting combination of super-heating central melters, molten metal delivery ladles or launders, and holding furnaces. Utility cost savings for multiple furnaces are further enhanced with Rayteq’s proven Fleet CommanderTM interactive kW demand management system. The furnace’s compact footprint (81” square) frees up valuable floor space formerly occupied by sprawling central melting systems.
Clean Metal, Stronger Castings – Cleaner, electrically melted metal typically yields 20% better mechanical properties in high-performance castings by eliminating reactive water vapor from fuel-fired combustion as well as the harmful effects of molten metal transfers required in central melting systems. It also offers greater alloy flexibility since each furnace in each casting cell can melt a different alloy.
Precise Temperature Control is attained with Rayteq’s unique digital/analog Furnace DirectorTM proportional power controls combined with the “flywheel” effect of the large two-ton bath. In addition, Rayteq’s accurate non-contact molten metal level sensor evenly paces either manual or mechanized ingot addition to blunt temperature “spikes” for even greater temperature stability.
Reliable Heating Elements – Like all Rayteq furnaces, the Model DC-950 is equipped with Rayteq’s proven, next-generation high-performance heating elements. The first set of 28 of these improved design elements has been melting aluminum 2 shifts/day since 2010 with no failures.
Multiple Furnaces – Because of its compact size, two or more Model DC‑950 furnaces equipped with automatic or robotic pouring systems operating in sequence can handle even larger volume pouring requirements.
Rayteq’s first Model DC-950 melting furnace has been shipped to a prominent Midwestern permanent mold foundry where it will produce 220 lb. structural aluminum castings for use in demanding marine applications. Additional information is available at Rayteq's web site: